“Timon of Athens”, in the Biblioteca Nacional de Catalunya

The play, directed by David Selvas and starring Julio Manrique, can be seen up until the 30th of November

First seen in this year’s Shakespeare Festival in Barcelona, the version of Timon of Athens by Sergi Pompermayer and David Selvas can be seen in the Biblioteca Nacional de Catalunya up until the end of the month.

Classified as a tragedy, the five-act play written by Shakespeare in 1608 borrows from classical works such as Plutarch’s Parallel Lives and Timon, or The Misanthrope, by Lucian of Samosata, and tells the story of a citizen who, as a result of the politics of wealth and friendship, develops an increasing hatred towards the society that surrounds him.

Timon is a rich and generous man who is always willing to do a favour for anyone who asks him. Due to mismanagement of his estate, however, his prosperity dwindles and he is soon abandoned by those who used to adulate him and decides to exile himself from the city to live in a cave, far from everyone and everything. One day, while searching for roots with which to nourish himself, he comes across a sack of gold and, once again, his former friends try to take advantage of his generosity, but Timon reacts by telling them exactly what he thinks of them.

Directed by David Selvas and starring Julio Manrique and Marta Manco, this version of the English bard, produced by the company La Perla 29, can be seen in the Biblioteca de Catalunya up until the 30th of November. Tickets are priced at 27 euros and more information in available here.

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Publication date: Tuesday, 04 November 2014
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