Shakespeare and the Stars: The Hidden Astrological Keys to by Priscilla Costello PDF

By Priscilla Costello

ISBN-10: 0892542160

ISBN-13: 9780892542161

To have a good time the four-hundredth anniversary of Shakespeare’s dying, this e-book bargains clean and intriguing insights into the ever-popular works of the world’s maximum playwright. It particularly highlights Shakespeare’s use of the archetypal language of astrological symbolism in either seen and sophisticated methods. Such references might were usually recognized in Shakespeare’s time, yet their deeper importance is misplaced to modern day playgoers and readers.

The first 1/2 the publication describes the Elizabethan worldview and the way the seven identified planets have been thought of an essential component of the cosmos and instrumental in shaping human personality. the second one half the publication examines six of Shakespeare’s best-loved performs within the gentle of astrological symbolism, exhibiting how they're fullyyt keyed to a particular zodiacal signal and its linked (or ruling) planet. the selected performs are A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, The service provider of Venice, Macbeth, The Tempest, and King Lear. every one bankruptcy accommodates info and examples from astrological culture, classical and Renaissance philosophy, Greek and Roman mythology, esoteric knowledge, smooth psychology (especially that of C. G. Jung), and nice literature.

Thoroughly researched and well-illustrated, this ebook illuminates the performs from a clean viewpoint that would deepen and profoundly rework how we comprehend them.

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