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Shakespeare and the ideal of love

Author: Jill Line
Publisher: Rochester, Vt. : Inner Traditions, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"In Love's Labours Lost. Shakespeare talks of the true Promethean fire that is lit by the doctrine he reads in women's eyes. What is this doctrine and what is this Promethean fire to which it gives birth? In Shakespeare and the Ideal of Love, Jill Line shows that Shakespeare shared the perennial philosophy of a long line of teachers, including Hermes Tristmegistus, Pythagoras, Plato, Plotinus, and especially the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: William Shakespeare; Marsilio Ficino; Marsilio Ficino; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jill Line
OCLC Number: 1195036282
Notes: "Originally published in the United Kingdom in 2004 by Shepheard-Walwyn (Publishers) Ltd. under the title: Shakespeare and the fire of love"--Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 180 pages : illustrations)
Contents: 1. Ficino and the Platonic Worlds --
2. Cupid's Dart --
3. Goddess of Nature --
4. Woman Mov'd --
5. Drowsy with the Harmony --
6. Fancy and Imagination --
7. Something of Great Constancy --
8. Unshak'd of Motion --
9. Venus and Mars --
10. Most Rare Vision --
11. Twin Souls --
12. Dark House --
13. Rebirth and Reunion --
14. Set Me Free --
15. How Like a God.
Other Titles: Shakespeare and the fire of love
Responsibility: Jill Line.
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Abstract:

"In Love's Labours Lost. Shakespeare talks of the true Promethean fire that is lit by the doctrine he reads in women's eyes. What is this doctrine and what is this Promethean fire to which it gives birth? In Shakespeare and the Ideal of Love, Jill Line shows that Shakespeare shared the perennial philosophy of a long line of teachers, including Hermes Tristmegistus, Pythagoras, Plato, Plotinus, and especially the Florentine scholar and mystic Marsilio Ficino. The answer to these questions, Line claims, lies in Ficino's Christian-Platonic philosophy of love, from which all Shakespeare's plays have their genesis." "Love, according to Ficino, is the force that inspired the creation of the worlds of the angelic mind, the soul, and the material, and it is through love that each of these worlds expands into the next. Love is also the vehicle that allows human beings to make the return journey to the source of their being, where they find unity in God. This is the path on which all of Shakespeare's lovers embark. Jill Line explains how Shakespeare's plays represent more than poetic literary constructs: They are mirrors of the progress of the soul, in many conditions and situations, as it returns to the divine unity of all things. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.

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