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Adapting the Play: Timon of Athens Behind the Scenes

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Published on Apr 5, 2012

Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and renowned British actor Ian McDiarmid chat about their upcoming production of "Timon of Athens" during a recent event at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. In this video, they consider their approach to the play and the choices they are making for the production.

In a high-risk world of quick profits and borrowed luxury, Timon is a god among men. But can this titan survive when the tides of fortune turn? From performances with the Royal Shakespeare Company and on Broadway to the Star Wars film series and beyond, internationally celebrated actor Ian McDiarmid is brilliantly matched to the challenging role of Timon. And Artistic Director Barbara Gaines' gripping new production features the kind of inventive staging and electrifying performances that always makes an evening at Chicago Shakespeare one to remember—book your tickets today!

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