Timon of Athens

  • Our critic's rating:
    Date:
    March 1, 2011

    What the popular press said...

    "The barking is voluminous, but the bite doesn’t draw much blood."
    Charles Isherwood for NY Times

    "Bracing, bare-bones treatment fits perfectly with the play."
    Joe Dziemianowicz for NY Daily News

    "It's an auspicious debut for the new Public Lab Shakespeare."
    Elisabeth Vincentelli for NY Post

    "It’s impossible to get into Timon’s sorrow and disappointment."
    Jeremy Gerard for Bloomberg

    "Edelstein (Director) doesn't quite overcome the script's limitations—Timon's crabby rants still tend to drag—but he goes a long way toward making this obscure work relevant for today's audiences."
    David Sheward for Back Stage

    "A crisp, smartly shaped production. ... The drama remains a downer that trails off rather than concludes on a tragic peak ... but his (Edelstein -Director) vigorous revival still affords theatergoers a worthwhile look at one of Shakespeare’s seldom seen works."
    Michael Sommers for Newsroom Jersey

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