Timon is a wealthy and popular man in Athens who freely shares his wealth with others. He is generous to his friends and often pays off other people’s debts, throws lavish parties and bestows gifts. His willingness to share his wealth is known everywhere. While his friends warn him about the motives of those that benefit from this generosity, Timon firmly believes that everyone will always have his back.
Eventually, Timon finds out that he’s broke, having given out his fortune to others. When the creditors come calling, he asks those who benefited from his kindness for help. It is then that he learns the real value of those friendships and human nature.
”Timon of Athens” is one of Shakespeare’s lesser-known plays and is considered one of his more complex and neglected works. The story of friendship, greed and loyalty are timely and relatable to modern audiences.
For fans of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Edith Wharton.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English playwright, poet and actor. Considered the greatest dramatist of all time, he is widely regarded as the most influential English language writer. Shakespeare’s plays focus on the range of human emotion and conflict, and have been translated into more than 100 languages. Many including ”Hamlet” ”Macbeth” and ”Romeo and Juliet” have been adapted for stage and screen.
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