Slovensko narodno gledališče Nova Gorica

William Shakespeare, Thomas Middleton

Timon of Athens

Timon of Athens

on programme

This performance doesn't have any called terms at the moment.

Performing

premiere

26. September 2013, SNG Nova Gorica

about text

Timon, a famous Athenian man of property, lavishly distributes his wealth to people who mostly befriended him for their own benefit. When he goes bankrupt, their flattery is replaced by ingratitude and the lack of preparedness to help him in distress. All those who previously enjoyed his immense generosity leave him. Facing human duplicity is cruel.
The tragedy Timon of Athens was, as newer textual analyses have discovered, co-authored by Shakespeare (1564–1616) and his contemporary Thomas Middleton (1580–1627). The play shows an individual’s transition from one devastating extreme to another and could easily be titled, »Timon the Misanthrope«. But by doing so, mere two words would duplicate the characteristic of the ancient Greek bearer – as he was described by the old authors who inspired the Renaissance playwrights. Their drama reworking of the story of a misanthrope puts the hermitic destiny of the hero in contrast to his formerly ebullient philanthropy. The change is radical, as the lavish benefactor – upon his own economic demise – faces the society that builds networks based on the active cash flow. This materialisation of social power is also the leading motive of the play, which by thematically emphasising the power of money today also opens space to reflect on the economic and wider social crisis.
In the season that marks the twentieth anniversary of the opening of the SNG Nova Gorica new building, Timon of Athens is staged by Janez Pipan, who twenty years ago also directed the inaugural performance for the new theatre.



Komentarji
SNG Nova Gorica spodbuja razpravo uporabnikov o predstavah in o objavljeni vsebini na spletnih podstraneh predstav. Uporabnike pozivamo, da se pri komentiranju držite teme in upoštevate pravila govornega bontona. Tudi ostro kritiko ali nestrinjanje s posameznimi mnenji je mogoče izraziti brez osebnih napadov in žalitev. Neprimerne in žaljive vsebine bodo odstranjene.


View complete schedule for the show

  • 26. 09. 2013 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 02. 10. 2013 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 03. 10. 2013 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 04. 10. 2013 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 05. 10. 2013 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 08. 10. 2013 at 11.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 09. 10. 2013 at 11.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 18. 10. 2013 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • canceled
  • 19. 10. 2013 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • canceled
  • 25. 10. 2013 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 26. 10. 2013 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 07. 02. 2014 at 11.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 13. 02. 2014 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 20. 02. 2014 at 20.00. SNG Drama Maribor
  • 06. 10. 2014 at 11.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • canceled
  • 08. 10. 2014 at 19.30. Cankarjev dom Ljubljana
  • 25. 10. 2014 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 18. 11. 2014 at 11.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • canceled
  • 04. 12. 2014 at 20.30. SSG Trst