(UK, 2012) Director: Nicholas Hytner. Playwright: William Shakespeare. Cast: Simon Russell Beale, Deborah Findlay, Hilton McRae.
An exciting afternoon of National Theater Live at Cinestudio brings Shakespeare directly from the boards of London to Hartford! Acclaimed by The Independentas "the greatest stage actor of his generation," Simon Russell Beale stars as Timon of Athens, a wealthy friend to the power elite, whose friends leave him homeless and raging when the money runs out. Director Nicholas Hytner sets the play in a London where the rich dine at luxurious banquets as the poor inexorably gather forces in what resembles an Occupy protest. Shakespeare's play is a timeless fable of over-consumption, debt and ruin.
"An exhilarating production featuring a compelling performance by Simon Russell Beale. Shakespeare grasped something about the crisis of his time that some politicians and economists are still not prepared to confront about ours." - 4 Stars - The Guardian, London.
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