The Resource Shakespeare on love : the sonnets and plays in relation to Plato's Symposium, alchemy, Christianity and renaissance neo-platonism, by Ronald Gray

Shakespeare on love : the sonnets and plays in relation to Plato's Symposium, alchemy, Christianity and renaissance neo-platonism, by Ronald Gray

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Shakespeare on love : the sonnets and plays in relation to Plato's Symposium, alchemy, Christianity and renaissance neo-platonism
Title
Shakespeare on love
Title remainder
the sonnets and plays in relation to Plato's Symposium, alchemy, Christianity and renaissance neo-platonism
Statement of responsibility
by Ronald Gray
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Language
eng
Summary
"Dr Ronald Gray, Fellow of Emmanuel College, lectured at Cambridge on German Literature and Philosophy for 33 years, and now expands his article, 'Will in the Universe, Shakespeare's Sonnets, Plato's Symposium, Alchemy and Renaissance Neo-Platonism', published in 'Shakespeare Survey 59', Cambridge University Press 2006. This developed from his 'Goethe the Alchemist, A Study of Alchemical Symbolism in Goethe's Literary and Scientific Works', 1952, greeted on published as 'a major contribution to Goethe Studies'. Diotima's vision of universal love in The Symposium is echoed not only in Castiglione's "The Courtier" but in alchemy, in its symbolical sense; these together with Christian ideas combined in Shakespeare's imagination, strongly influencing the Sonnets. Where possible, Shakespeare inserted themes of the Sonnets in the plays. The result is a paradoxical combination of mysticism, sometimes erotic, in the Sonnets, with real situations and real lovers in both Sonnets and plays. The supreme realisation of the Dark Lady is Cleopatra, but the Lady also has mythic dimensions."--Publisher's description
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N$T
Dewey number
822.33
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3069.L6
LC item number
G73 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Shakespeare on love : the sonnets and plays in relation to Plato's Symposium, alchemy, Christianity and renaissance neo-platonism, by Ronald Gray
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Controversies and coincidences -- The young man and the mistress -- The Sonnets and the plays -- The Sonnets and Antony and Cleopatra -- A Lover's Complaint -- The Muse -- Varied perceptions of philosophies of opposites -- Epilogue: Dante and Shakespeare
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ocn830002236
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1 online resource (xv, 1130 pages)
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online
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9781443828000
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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.b2855985x
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)830002236
  • pebcs1443828009

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