Timon of Athens
From April to June 2012, Shakespeare’s Globe brought theatre companies from around the world to perform all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in 37 languages. The Globe to Globe season was part of the World Shakespeare Festival for the London 2012 Festival.
Timon of Athens is no longer available but you can still see some of the Globe to Globe plays featured on The Space.
TIMON OF ATHENS – TIMON AUS ATHEN
Performed in German by the Bremer Shakespeare Company
(with scene description in English)
The Bremer Shakespeare was founded in 1983 and has staged 40 productions of the Bard’s works to date. Seen around the world, the plays are often produced collectively and with minimalist scenery.
Timon is a prosperous man and generous to his friends. His loyal servant, Flavius, worries about Timon’s reckless spending. Flavius’ fears are realised when Timon’s creditors demand their money back, but he cannot pay them. Timon asks his friends to lend him some money but they all refuse. Disillusioned by his false friends and human nature, he flees to the wilderness where he wallows in hatred for the city he once loved.
PRINCIPAL CAST AND CREDITS
Timon: Michael Mayer
Flaminius/Isidor/Timandra: Erika Spalke
Appemantus/Varro/Phrynia: Petra-Janina Schultz
Director/translation/adaptation: Sebastian Kautz