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Timon of Athens

Timon of Athens

William Shakespeare
Edited by Douglas Lanier
Series Editor: James Lake

Forthcoming - March 2019 - 152 pp.
Imprint: Focus, Series: New Kittredge Shakespeare

Format ISBN Price Qty
Paper 978-1-58510-905-0
$10.95
Examination 978-1-58510-905-0
$1.00

Quick Overview

Forthcoming - March 2019


"Timon of Athens is one of the most enigmatic and underappreciated of Shakespeare's plays, yet its urgency for our times is not to be understated. Guided by Douglas Lanier's astute and accessible commentary throughout, this edition positions Timon in a range of historical, theoretical, and performance contexts. The superb Introduction and supplementary resources help the reader navigate key issues—ranging from money, friendship, and cynicism to art, ethics, and collaborative authorship—as well as consider contemporary adaptations on stage and screen. This edition will be a welcome resource for teachers and students at both undergraduate and graduate levels." Jay Zysk, Department of English, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth


"Douglas Lanier's Introduction immerses us in the play's daring experiments with genre, its ethical and economic dilemmas, and its emotional and tonal range. He shows how Timon of Athens not only resonates with our troubled cultural moment but also speaks eloquently of its own times. His essay on appreciating the play as a performance script advises us expertly on how to read it as directors do and how to be alert to its radical openness to interpretation." Stephen M. Buhler, Department of English, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

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Forthcoming - pre-orders will ship when the book is released in March 2019.

George Lyman Kittredge's perceptive editions have endured in part because of his eclecticism, his diversity of interests, and his wide-ranging accomplishments—all of which are reflected in the valuable notes in each volume. The plays in the New Kittredge Shakespeare series retain the original Kittredge notes and introductions, changed or augmented only when some modernization seems necessary. These new editions also include introductory essays by contemporary editors, notes on the plays as they have been performed on stage and film, and additional student materials.

 

Reviews:

"Timon of Athens is one of the most enigmatic and underappreciated of Shakespeare's plays, yet its urgency for our times is not to be understated. Guided by Douglas Lanier's astute and accessible commentary throughout, this edition positions Timon in a range of historical, theoretical, and performance contexts. The superb Introduction and supplementary resources help the reader navigate key issues—ranging from money, friendship, and cynicism to art, ethics, and collaborative authorship—as well as consider contemporary adaptations on stage and screen. This edition will be a welcome resource for teachers and students at both undergraduate and graduate levels."
      —Jay Zysk, Department of English, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

"Douglas Lanier's Introduction immerses us in the play's daring experiments with genre, its ethical and economic dilemmas, and its emotional and tonal range. He shows how Timon of Athens not only resonates with our troubled cultural moment but also speaks eloquently of its own times. His essay on appreciating the play as a performance script advises us expertly on how to read it as directors do and how to be alert to its radical openness to interpretation."
      —Stephen M. Buhler, Department of English, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

 

About the Authors:

Douglas Lanier is Professor of English, University of New Hampshire.

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