Sacred Art of Shakespeare: To Take Upon Us the Mystery of Things

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Revised and Expanded Edition of The Secret of Shakespeare
Reveals the full scope of Shakespeare's plays as sacred visionary dramas, illuminating the bard's greatest works and the man behind them

• Reveals how, through the use of esoteric symbol and form, Shakespeare's plays mirror the inner drama of the journey of all souls

• Conveys a heightened understanding of the plays through examining the theatrical rendering of their texts

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Overview

Revised and Expanded Edition of The Secret of Shakespeare
Reveals the full scope of Shakespeare's plays as sacred visionary dramas, illuminating the bard's greatest works and the man behind them

• Reveals how, through the use of esoteric symbol and form, Shakespeare's plays mirror the inner drama of the journey of all souls

• Conveys a heightened understanding of the plays through examining the theatrical rendering of their texts

Through his study of such plays as Hamlet, Othello, MacBeth, and King Lear, Lings supplies expert and inspiring guidance to the beautifully wrought words and worlds of William Shakespeare. Lings's particular genius lies in his ability to convey, as perhaps no one else has ever done, the theatrical renderings of these texts, leaving readers with deep and lasting impressions not only of these masterpieces of dramatic artistry, but of the extraordinary man behind them as well.

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Editorial Reviews

Kathleen Raine
"This short book does more to reveal or suggest what in Shakespeare is the quintessence of his greatness than the most laborious exposition could ever do."
H.R.H. The Prince of Wales
"A book that I found hard to put down . . . clearly written from an intimate, personal awareness of the meaning of the symbols that Shakespeare uses to describe the inner drama of the journey of the soul."
H. R. H. The Prince of Wales
"A book that I found hard to put down . . . clearly written from an intimate, personal awareness of the meaning of the symbols that Shakespeare uses to describe the inner drama of the journey of the soul."
author of William Blake and Yeats the Initiate Kathleen Raine
"This short book does more to reveal or suggest what in Shakespeare is the quintessence of his greatness than the most laborious exposition could ever do."
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"A book that I found hard to put down . . . clearly written from an intimate, personal awareness of the meaning of the symbols that Shakespeare uses to describe the inner drama of the journey of the soul."

"This short book does more to reveal or suggest what in Shakespeare is the quintessence of his greatness than the most laborious exposition could ever do."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892817177
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
  • Publication date: 11/28/1998
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin Lings, formerly Keeper of Oriental Manuscripts in the British Museum and the British Library, is the author of numerous books about religion and spirituality, including The Book of Certainty, What is Sufism?, Ancient Beliefs and Modern Superstitions, and the internationally acclaimed Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources. He lives in Westerham, England. 

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Table of Contents

The Sacred Art of Shakespeare

To Take Upon Us the Mystery of Things

Foreword
Preface
1   Sacred Art
2   Shakespeare's Outlook
3   Henry IV
4   Hamlet
5   Othello
6   Measure for Measure
7   King Lear
9   Antony and Cleopatra
10  Cymbeline
11  The Winter's Tale
12  The Tempest
13  Notes on Performance and Production
14  The Mystery of Things
Index

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