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Theatre, Magic and Philosophy : William Shakespeare, John Dee and the Italian Legacy / Gabriela Dragnea Horvath.

  • Date published

    2017

  • Publisher

    London : Taylor and Francis, [2017.]

  • Subject

    Shakespeare, William 1564-1616 Philosophy.

Contents: Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Note on the text -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- PART I Conceptual framework and historical insights -- 1 Perennial philosophy -- 2 The theatre and the world -- 3 Magic -- 4 Common features in an interface with religion -- PART II God, man, nature and the arts -- 5 Worlds in motion and the domain of nature -- 6 What a piece of work is man! -- 7 Art as imitatio Dei -- PART III The sense of wonder -- 8 Wonders and cultures -- 9 A poetics of wonder -- 10 The marvelous in theatre -- 11 Dr Dee as wonder master -- 12 The charmed magician -- PART IV Vision and spirits -- 13 Visual turbulence -- 14 Vis imaginativa and unsettled fancy -- 15 Spiritual beings -- 16 The spirits and the mind -- PART V The power of words -- 17 Renaissance, reformation and languages of power -- 18 Lingua et vox angelica -- 19 What's in a name? -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index.