Katherine Eisaman Maus. "The Life of Timon of Athens". The Norton Shakespeare. Ed. Stephen Greenblatt. New York: W.W. Norton, 1997.
William Shakespeare. The Life of Timon of Athens. The Norton Shakespeare, ed. Stephen Greenblatt. New York: W.W. Norton, 1997.
Or at least that's what I think he was doing in Timon of Athens. Just finished a blog on my take.
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Timon of Athens is an attack on the aristocracy of Elizabethan England, and their hypocritical society. It a play which most "scholars" describe as one of the Bard's "problem plays," but it is easily understood when compared to the real life financial issues suffered by Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford - who is a perfect double for Timon of Athens when it comes to his spending, gifting, partying, and bankruptcy.....