GREECE – ATHENS 417 B.C.E.
Celebrated General and esteemed nobleman Timon of Athens has spent his life and fortune generously bestowing gifts, favours, and feasting upon the citizens of Athens, both rich and poor alike. Facing bankruptcy he seeks aid from the many false friends he has adorned with wealth, but as their generosity wains, so too does Timon’s patience for the corruption of society.
Adapted by Maximianno Cobra, from Shakespeare’s « Timon of Athens », the film exposes the timeless challenge of social hypocrisy, disillusion and annihilation against the poetics of friendship, love, and beauty.
Interviews – Prof. Ladan Niayesh
Prof. Ladan Niayesh
PART I – ABOUT YOUR FIELD
Ladan Niayesh is Professor of English Studies at the University of Paris Diderot – Paris 7. She is an alumna of the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Fontenay -St Cloud. Her PhD was on the representations of cannibalism on the early modern English stage, and her Habilitation was about the representations of strangeness and strangerness in early modern English literature. Her current research interests are in editing travel drama and travel writings in that period, with a particular interest in travels to Persia and Muscovy.