Timon of Athens
Timon of Athens
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Timon of Athens NYC Reviews and Tickets

77%
(31 Reviews)
Positive
77%
Mixed
23%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious, Disappointing, Absorbing

About the Show

In Simon Godwin's staging of Shakespeare's tragedy, the role of is Timon re-gendered as female and played by Olivier Award winner Kathryn Hunter.

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Member Reviews (31)

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962 Reviews | 338 Followers
79
Indecipherable words, Glaring lights, Well staged, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you're a WS completist. Lavish, polished prodn w/lg cast, gr costumes, live band, Creative staging; edited/supplemented. Strg acting.

Don't see it if you need to hear well. Hunter's fascinating, but mumbles/races thru speeches. Br lights orch sides. WS's script changed. Unful'ed potential.

878 Reviews | 218 Followers
65
Great staging, Banal, Slow, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if If you like untraditional Shakespeare. Great set and for the most part very good acting.

Don't see it if Hunter tended to mumble and not easily heard. Lines went on as did speeches. A so - so production.

657 Reviews | 147 Followers
82
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if Want to see rarely- produced Shakespeare play, see main character portrayed as a woman , enjoy themes of greed, friendship & betrayal

Don't see it if Don’t like Shakespeare & trouble with his language, don’t like His “problem plays,” curious about play he co-wrote with Middleton, static

488 Reviews | 125 Followers
70
Interesting, Poor acoustics, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if interested in seeing a lesser known & performed work by Shakespeare; Kathryn Hunter is terrific and enjoys playing with the audience

Don't see it if poor acoustics, cannot hear actors when they are not directly facing you; missed much of Hunter's words making it difficult to stay involved

379 Reviews | 132 Followers
67
Some great music and singing, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you’ve never seen Timon of Athens and need to check it off your list. This is a professional production with several great actors.

Don't see it if Verbally, this is full of vitriol & despair…but the show still felt emotionally distant, staged. It only occasionally came to life for me. Read more

392 Reviews | 72 Followers
79
Entertaining, Disappointing, Ambitious, Great staging

See it if to see a rarely performed semi-Shakespeare play (not all of it written by him); satire on wealth and buying friendships; Hunter wonderful

Don't see it if slow first act (despite the glitz and humor, which gets tiring), 2nd act darker; not a great Shakespeare play; some dialogue hard to hear

407 Reviews | 67 Followers
75
Indulgent, Confusing, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy Kathryn Hunter

Don't see it if You prefer traditional Shakespeare

307 Reviews | 62 Followers
78
Funny, Unrealized

See it if you'd like to see this rarely produced text and a terrific Kathryn Hunter performance.

Don't see it if you typically find Shakespeare difficult.

Critic Reviews (11)

The New York Times
January 19th, 2020

"Shakespeare’s ‘Timon’ Gets an Occupy Athens Makeover: Kathryn Hunter stars as the fabulously rich Greek who understands the corrupting value of money only after she loses it."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
January 19th, 2020

"A 'Timon of Athens' for the Age of Peter Thiel"
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Theatermania
January 21st, 2020

"Contemplating Two Philosophical Extremes in Timon of Athens: Kathryn Hunter stars in Simon Godwin's new production of a lesser-known Shakespeare play at Theatre for a New Audience."
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Lighting & Sound America
January 22nd, 2020

"The world of 'Timon of Athens' is one of false glitter -- illusory wealth, faithless friends, and social status that evaporates overnight -- but, at TFANA, the play has a solid-gold centerpiece named Kathryn Hunter."
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New York Stage Review
January 20th, 2020

3/5 Stars. "An opportunity to experience Timon of Athens in a smartly revised version that's staged and performed with unusual distinction. It's worth the trip to Brooklyn."
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New York Stage Review
January 20th, 2020

4/5 Stars. "Shakespeare's rarely produced tale of a big-hearted spendthrift gets a powerful production with a first-rate female Timon."
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TheaterScene.net
January 23rd, 2020

"Very entertaining both in its visual spectacle and high style. The play may not be up to Shakespeare's usual standard of poetry and psychology, but director Simon Godwin has shown how to make it work for a modern audience. Kudos to all involved in this revelatory production."
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Theater Pizzazz
January 23rd, 2020

"It comes as no surprise that [Simon] Godwin [has] done it again, taking the very seldom performed...'Timon of Athens,' making a few minor tweaks, and creating a powerful, entertaining play. "
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