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date: 18 February 2020

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This article explores the plays A Mad World, My Masters and Timon of Athens, both of which examine the role of benevolence in the modern world. Generosity cues the subject of bonds, obligation, and reciprocity. Mad World and Timon are further connected dramaturgically by a central prop – the casket – which cements their explorations of fiscal and ethical bonds.

Keywords: Thoms Middleton, plays, benevolence, generosity, casket, bonds

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