Shakespeare and Platonic Beauty

Shakespeare and Platonic Beauty

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Looking at some of the Shakespearean comedies, author John Vyvyan suggests they express a consistent, profoundly Christian philosophy of life based on the Platonic ideas of beauty and love. In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It, and All’s Well That Ends Well, the heroines bring to life the idea of love as the force that is awakened in the world by beauty which then leads the soul to perfection. Vyvyan believes that for Shakespeare, love was preeminent… (more)

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Publisher: Shepheard-Walwyn (August 01, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 224 pages

File size: 954 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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