Duke Ellington loved theatre and loved Shakespeare, but did you know that Ellington composed music for a production of Timon of Athens? Take a listen to his jazzy interpretation of Shakespeare’s false friendships and fortunes lost.
The character of Timon is an unusual tragic protagonist. There are shades of King Lear in the character as well as Iago from Othello. Since Timon of Athens is so seldom produced, actors tend to jump at the opportunity to play the title role. From Richard Thomas to Simon Russell Beale to Anthony Heald, some of the world’s most celebrated artists share their views on the play and the very challenging role of Timon.
Because it’s not performed all that often, chances are you’ve never seen a production of Timon of Athens. You may not have even known it is one of Shakespeare’s plays. Don’t worry. You’re in the same boat as a lot of other people. And we’re here to help give you some of the inside scoop on this rarity from Shakespeare’s canon.
Are we made by the company we keep? Shakespeare peels away a dark layer to expose human selfishness in a whole new light in the rarely-staged drama Timon of Athens which runs January 9 through February 4, 2018 at the Center Theatre.
Seattle Shakespeare’s thrilled to announce casting for director John Kazanjian’s Timon of Athens which features veteran Seattle actors for this challenging and rarely produced play.
A synopsis of Shakespeare’s rarely performed classic.
Celebrating its 9th year of bringing Shakespeare’s plays to communities across Washington Stage, Seattle Shakespeare Company is thrilled to announce the cast for its 2018 touring productions of Romeo and Juliet and a bilingual production of Twelfth Night.
Goofing it up in grand style, the cast of The Government Inspector are hard at working piling on the funny!
With great comic lines and absurd situations, it’s the play we all need now more than ever and it takes the stage Oct. 24 at the Center Theatre.
Wacky characters, quirky dialogue and extravagant physicality, The Government inspector will have you giggling and guffawing. Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation takes the jokes of Gogols original Russian farce and dials it up to 11. Not familiar with Nikolai Gogol? Neither were we, but we’re sure glad to know him now….let us introduce you.
Seattle Shakespeare Company presents Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of The Government Inspector directed by Allison Narver October 24-November 19, 2017 at the Center Theatre at Seattle Center.