National Theatre Live: Timon of Athens

Genre:  Drama, Other
Running Time:  180 min.
Release Date: November 1, 2012 (limited)

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Cast: Simon Russell Beale, Paul Bentall, Martin Chamberlain, Jason Cheater, Stavros Demetraki


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
Studio: National Theatre, London
Screenplay: Thomas Middleton
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