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Subject: Query re Timon of Athens and PF
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2014 16:36:52 -0800
From: Barrie Akin <ba@TAXBAR.COM>
CC: Barrie Akin <ba@TAXBAR.COM>

Dear List

 I have just started reading Timon (for the first time, I am not ashamed to admit) and was surprised to find the first two characters to speak in Act I Scene I are a poet and a painter. I had assumed that the description by JS of Aunt Maud as 'a poet and a painter' was just a whimsical nod towards King George I of England ('I hate all boets and bainters' (sic)) but clearly it wasn't. This set me thinking. Everyone here knows about the cave scene as the source of the title of PF, but what else is there in Timon that is echoed in PF and is there a comprehensive analysis of the correspondences between the two works?

Barrie Akin

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