Timon Of Athens
Timon Of Athens - The BBC Shakespeare Collection DVD - NEW & SEALED
Timon Of Athens
"Who would be so mock’d with glory, or to live
But in a dream of friendship?
To have his pomp and all what state compounds
But only painted, like his varnish’d friends?"
Starring John Bird, John Fortune, Jonathan Pryce and Norman Rodway...
Timon is a most generous man, helping out citizens in need and hosting lavish feasts for his friends. But when they discover his munificence has left him deep in debt, the flatterers and hangers-on soon spurn him. Disillusioned and angry he leaves Athens for the wilderness, where a chance discovery reverses his fortunes.
In his most cynical work, Shakespeare explores the nature of money, its virtues and vices. In this production Jonathan Pryce gives an astonishing and acclaimed performance as Timon and is backed by an impressive cast under masterly direction.
In 1978, the BBC set itself the task of filming all of William Shakespeare's plays for television. The resulting productions, renowned for their loyalty to the text, utilised the best theatrical and television directors and brought great performances from leading contemporary actors. The full listing of plays are shown below.
We have all the other DVDs available in this series which is part of William Shakespeare - A Complete Collection a BBC production of Shakespeare plays from 1978-1985 starring a list of some of our best loved actors and actresses such as Sir Laurence Olivier, Sir John Gielgud, Helen Mirren, John Hurt, Felicity Kendall, John Cleese, Diana Rigg, the list goes on and on...
PLEASE NOTE : This is the official and original Full Size DVD case version produced for the UK market - NEW and SEALED
- Universal For All Classification (Suitable For All)