Timon of Athens
Timon of Athens
77

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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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.

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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.

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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CurtainUp
February 2nd, 2020

"Instead of revealing the fun in 'Timon of Athens,' Godwin more frequently reinforces the sense that this is a work resistant not only to playfulness but probably to performance."
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Theatre's Leiter Side
January 21st, 2020

"For all the interesting sidelights brought to mind by making Timon female…it comes off as little more than yet another gimmick, and fails to save the play from its inherent flaws…Aside from the unusual casting…this is not a particularly engrossing production."
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Off Off Online
January 21st, 2020

"This Timon has changed the gender of both Timon and the Athenian captain Alcibiades, a welcome choice in a play that has only two named female characters...While the first act manages to be clear and engaging, the second act is muddled and plodding, and suffers from some puzzling choices."
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