History Theatre / TimonOfAthens

29th Dec '15 11:53:25 AM MisterDrBob2
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* InsultVolley: An impressively lengthy one between Timon and Apemantus occurs near the end of Act 4.


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* VolleyingInsults: An impressively lengthy back-and-forth between Timon and Apemantus occurs near the end of Act 4.
29th Dec '15 11:51:51 AM MisterDrBob2
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* InsultVolley: An impressively lengthy one between Timon and Apemantus occurs near the end of Act 4.
24th Nov '13 7:41:08 AM 313Bluestreak
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* UsedToBeMoreSocial: Timon starts out as the friendliest, most loved man in Athens, but that was until his creditors take all his stuff and his "friends" won't help him out. He is now misanthropic hermit who just wants to be left alone.
2nd Mar '13 8:11:12 PM sabrina_diamond
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* DyingAlone: Timon's fate-- he even composes his own epigraph! [[spoiler: Here lies Timon The Man Hater]]

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* DyingAlone: Timon's fate-- he even composes his own epigraph! [[spoiler: Here lies Timon The Man Hater]]See above.]]
2nd Mar '13 8:09:18 PM sabrina_diamond
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* DyingAlone: Timon's fate-- he even composes his own epigraph!

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* DyingAlone: Timon's fate-- he even composes his own epigraph!epigraph! [[spoiler: Here lies Timon The Man Hater]]
2nd Mar '13 8:03:45 PM sabrina_diamond
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One of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's more obscure and difficult plays, ''Timon of Athens'' is about a generous man who becomes a misanthropic hermit after going bankrupt and being cast off by his friends. It is believed to be a collaborative work, with most critics pointing to Thomas Middleton as the co-writer. It has been called Shakespeare's "least loved play."

Timon is an extremely, almost overly, generous Athenian lord. He surrounds himself with cronies, rewarding their flattery with lavish gifts. He holds a massive feast and invites all his friends, many of whom he helped with personal problems by throwing money at them. The only one in attendance who doesn't suck up to Timon is Apemantus, who's only there to snark at him and his flatterers.

Timon's steward Flavius tells Timon he's deep in debt, and can't even sell his lands to recover. Timon sends servants to three of his closest friends, but one by one they shoot him down. Timon is heartbroken, but decides to throw them another feast. At the feast, Timon gives his former friends an elaborate "fuck you," serves them a "soup" which is really just warm water, and chases them out of his house with stones.

Timon is exiled from Athens and goes to live in a cave outside its walls, where he spends most of his time wishing plagues on the city. While digging for roots, he finds gold. Alcibiades, another exiled lord, runs into Timon and confides he's going to sack and ruin Athens. Timon ''encourages'' him to ravish the entire city, and gives him gold to fuel the campaign; Alcibiades is reluctant to be so vicious, but says he'll avenge both of them.

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One of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's more obscure and difficult plays, ''Timon of Athens'' is about a an overly generous man who becomes a the misanthropic hermit after going bankrupt and being cast off by his friends. It is believed to be a collaborative work, with most critics pointing to Thomas Middleton as the co-writer. It has been called Shakespeare's "least loved play."

Timon is an extremely, almost overly, generous Athenian lord. He surrounds himself with flattering cronies, rewarding their flattery with lavish gifts. He holds a massive feast and invites all his friends, many of whom he helped with personal problems by throwing money at them. The only one in attendance who doesn't suck up to Timon is Apemantus, who's only there to snark at him and his flatterers.

Timon's steward Flavius tells Timon he's deep in debt, and can't even sell his lands to recover. Timon sends servants to three of his closest friends, but one by one they shoot him down. Timon is heartbroken, but decides to throw them another feast. At the feast, Timon gives his former friends an elaborate "fuck you," serves them a "soup" which is really just warm water, and chases them all out of his house with stones.

Timon is exiled from Athens and goes to live in a cave outside its walls, where he spends most of his time wishing plagues on and disaster onto the city. While digging for roots, he finds gold.gold coins. Alcibiades, another exiled lord, runs into Timon and confides he's going to sack and ruin Athens. Timon ''encourages'' him to ravish the entire city, and gives him gold to fuel the campaign; Alcibiades is reluctant to be so vicious, but says he'll avenge both of them.



* AFriendInNeed: Timon starts the play as this kind of guy, but when he falls on hard times and he expects his friends to come and help him-- [[SubvertedTrope they don't]].

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* AFriendInNeed: Timon starts the play as this kind of guy, but [[DeconstructedTrope when he falls on hard times times]] and he expects his friends to come and help him-- [[SubvertedTrope they don't]].
2nd Mar '13 7:59:59 PM sabrina_diamond
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Timon is exiled from Athens and goes to live in a cave outside its walls, where he spends most of his time wishing plagues on the city. While digging for roots, he finds gold. Alcibiades, another exiled lord, runs into Timon and confides he's going to sack Athens. Timon encourages him to ravish the city, and gives him gold to fuel the campaign; Alcibiades is reluctant to be so vicious, but says he'll avenge both of them.

Timon's old friends hear that he's suddenly wealthy again, and go to him, hoping to enjoy his generosity, but they are met with disdain and vicious insults. Apemantus shows up as well, to deliver an "I told you so," and the two have a comical battle of wits before Timon chases him away with stones. The only person Timon doesn't hate, it seems, is his old servant Flavius, who visits him but doesn't ask for any money; Timon gives him the rest of his gold, and instructs him never to be generous to anyone.

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Timon is exiled from Athens and goes to live in a cave outside its walls, where he spends most of his time wishing plagues on the city. While digging for roots, he finds gold. Alcibiades, another exiled lord, runs into Timon and confides he's going to sack and ruin Athens. Timon encourages ''encourages'' him to ravish the entire city, and gives him gold to fuel the campaign; Alcibiades is reluctant to be so vicious, but says he'll avenge both of them.

Timon's old friends hear that he's suddenly wealthy again, and go to him, hoping to enjoy his generosity, but they are then met with disdain and vicious insults. Apemantus shows up as well, to deliver an "I told you so," and the two have a comical battle of wits before Timon chases him away with stones. The only person Timon doesn't hate, it seems, is his old servant Flavius, who visits him but doesn't ask for any money; Timon gives him the rest of his gold, and instructs him never to be generous to anyone.
1st Nov '12 3:54:07 PM beergood
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-->'''Timon:''' I have a tree, which grows here in my close,
That mine own use invites me to cut down,
And shortly must I fell it: tell my friends,
Tell Athens, in the sequence of degree
From high to low throughout, that whoso please
To stop affliction, let him take his haste,
Come hither, ere my tree hath felt the axe

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-->'''Timon:''' I have a tree, which grows here in my close,
close,\\
That mine own use invites me to cut down,
down, \\
And shortly must I fell it: tell my friends,
friends,\\
Tell Athens, in the sequence of degree
degree\\
From high to low throughout, that whoso please
please\\
To stop affliction, let him take his haste,
haste,\\
Come hither, ere my tree hath felt the axeaxe\\
1st Nov '12 3:53:38 PM beergood
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Everyone. To everyone. But especially Apemantus. And Timon, in the second half.


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* ShutUpKirk: Arguably a heroic example, when the senators beg Timon to consider what will happen to the citizens of Athens if the rebels take the city. He seems to soften, promises them to "do some kindness" to them.
-->'''Timon:''' I have a tree, which grows here in my close,
That mine own use invites me to cut down,
And shortly must I fell it: tell my friends,
Tell Athens, in the sequence of degree
From high to low throughout, that whoso please
To stop affliction, let him take his haste,
Come hither, ere my tree hath felt the axe
...And ''[[DrivenToSuicide hang himself]]''.
14th Aug '12 2:47:05 PM FELH2
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One of {{Shakespeare}}'s more obscure and difficult plays, ''Timon of Athens'' is about a generous man who becomes a misanthropic hermit after going bankrupt and being cast off by his friends. It is believed to be a collaborative work, with most critics pointing to Thomas Middleton as the co-writer. It has been called Shakespeare's "least loved play."

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One of {{Shakespeare}}'s Creator/WilliamShakespeare's more obscure and difficult plays, ''Timon of Athens'' is about a generous man who becomes a misanthropic hermit after going bankrupt and being cast off by his friends. It is believed to be a collaborative work, with most critics pointing to Thomas Middleton as the co-writer. It has been called Shakespeare's "least loved play."



Timon's steward Flavius tells Timon he's deep in debt, and can't even sell his lands to recover. Timon sends servants to three of his closest friends, but one by one they shoot him down. Timon is heartbroken, but decides to throw them another feast. At the feast, Timon gives his former friends an elaborate "fuck you," serves them a "soup" which is really just warm water, and chases them out of his house with stones.

Timon is exiled from Athens and goes to live in a cave outside its walls, where he spends most of his time wishing plagues on the city. While digging for roots, he finds gold. Alcibiades, another exiled lord, runs into Timon and confides he's going to sack Athens. Timon encourages him to ravish the city, and gives him gold to fuel the campaign; Alcibiades is reluctant to be so vicious, but says he'll avenge both of them.

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Timon's steward Flavius tells Timon he's deep in debt, and can't even sell his lands to recover. Timon sends servants to three of his closest friends, but one by one they shoot him down. Timon is heartbroken, but decides to throw them another feast. At the feast, Timon gives his former friends an elaborate "fuck you," serves them a "soup" which is really just warm water, and chases them out of his house with stones.

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Timon is exiled from Athens and goes to live in a cave outside its walls, where he spends most of his time wishing plagues on the city. While digging for roots, he finds gold. Alcibiades, another exiled lord, runs into Timon and confides he's going to sack Athens. Timon encourages him to ravish the city, and gives him gold to fuel the campaign; Alcibiades is reluctant to be so vicious, but says he'll avenge both of them.
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