Shakespeare - Timon of Athens (DVD) | Opus Arte OA1311D

Shakespeare - Timon of Athens (DVD)

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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OA1311D

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 29th January 2021

Contents

Artists

Kathryn Hunter
Imogen Slaughter
Salman Akhtar
James Clyde
Sam Pay
Debbie Korley
Nia Gwynne
Patrick Drury
Rosy McEwen
Riad Richie
David Sturzaker
Anton Cross
Royal Shakespeare Company

Works

Shakespeare, William

Timon of Athens

Artists

Kathryn Hunter
Imogen Slaughter
Salman Akhtar
James Clyde
Sam Pay
Debbie Korley
Nia Gwynne
Patrick Drury
Rosy McEwen
Riad Richie
David Sturzaker
Anton Cross
Royal Shakespeare Company

About

Simon Godwin’s production of Shakespeare’s poignant, funny and bitter, dark satire with some key roles taken by women.

In a world driven by greed, what do we truly value?

Timon has it all – money, influence, friends. Surely it can’t last?

When the money runs out, Timon soon finds her influence and friends have also gone. Left alone, she flees Athens to take refuge in the woods, cursing the city she once loved.

Simon Godwin directs Kathryn Hunter as Timon in this dark satire, which forces us to question where does happiness really lie?

“A parable for our times” – Daily Telegraph ★★★★

“A searing central performance flips the gender dynamics as Shakespeare’s study of greed gets a ravishing revival” – The Guardian ★★★★

“Kathryn Hunter is hypnotic in this genderswitched tragedy” – The Telegraph ★★★★

“Simon Godwin has taken exactly the right approach to this new production of one of the Bard's most obscure, least performed plays. With a swashbuckling candour and refreshing energy, he's filleted and reformed the piece as a brisk, no-nonsense crash course in straightforward storytelling... the production is a handsome and judicious representation of this rarely done play, which should do much to rehabilitate it in the canon” – WhatsOnStage

Extra features: Cast Gallery

Cast:
- Timon of Athens: Kathryn Hunter
- Lucia: Imogen Slaughter
- Lucillius: Salman Akhtar
- Sempronius: James Clyde
- Ventidius: Sam Pay
- Alcibiades: Debbie Korley
- Apemantus: Nia Gwynne
- Flavius: Patrick Drury
- Flaminia: Rosy McEwen
- Servilius: Riad Richie
- Lucullus: David Sturzaker
- Caphis: Anton Cross

Director: Simon Godwin
Designer: Soutra Gilmour
Costumes: Anna Josephs
Movement directors: Jonathan Goddard, Ioli Filippakopoulou
Composer: Michael Bruce

Duration: approx. 160 minutes
Audio: Dolby Digital Stereo + Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: EN

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