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National Theatre Live: Timon of Athens

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Genre:Program
Release Date:November 1, 2012
Running time:180 minutes
Cast:Paul Bentall, Martin Chamberlain, Jason Cheater, Stavros Demetraki, Jo Dockery
Director:Nicholas Hytner
Writer:William Shakespeare

Description: Wealthy friend to the rich and powerful, patron of the arts, ostentatious host, Timon of Athens is surrounded by free-loaders and sycophants. He vastly outspends his resources but, finding his coffers empty, reassures his loyal steward that all will be well. When he calls upon his associates, instead of offering help, they hang him out to dry. After a final, vengeful banquet, Timon withdraws to a literal and emotional wasteland, living off roots and pouring curses on a morally bankrupt Athens.

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