Shakespeare Unbard, Episode 29: Is it tragedy? Is it satire? Only one thing is clear: it's Timon of Athens


Any discussion of Timon of Athens has to come with a pair of caveats: first, it was most likely written with someone else and, second, the earliest known production happened more than fifty years after Shakespeare's death. Both facts seem equally important when considering this a play that wants to be either a tragedy or a satire and ends up being neither. In Episode 29, Joel examines this timely, yet problematic play.

In this episode you'll hear excerpts and clips from:

  • Arkangel Recordings. Timon of Athens. 2014.

  • Shakespeare, William. The Tragedy of King Lear. The Riverside Shakespeare, Houghton and Mifflin, 1974.

Films discussed:


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