National Theatre Live: Timon of Athens

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Release Date: November 1, 2012 (limited)

3h 0m | Drama, Other

Based on Shakespeare’s play, Timon of Athens tells the tale of conspicuous consumption, debt and ruin. Timon of Athens is a wealthy friend to the rich and powerful. With his riches, he showers hospitality on the city’s elite. Unfortunately, his associates don’t lend him a helping hand when he accidentally spends more than he has on resources. After a final banquet, Timon is forced to withdraw himself to a wasteland, living off nothing but roots and cursing bankrupt Athens.

Director: Nicholas Hytner
Cast: Simon Russell Beale, Paul Bentall, Martin Chamberlain, Jason Cheater, Stavros Demetraki
Writer(s): Thomas Middleton
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