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Book details
  • Genre:DRAMA
  • SubGenre:Shakespeare
  • Language:English
  • Series title:The Wisdom of Shakespeare
  • Series Number:5
  • Pages:118
  • eBook ISBN:9781483550770

Twelfth Night

The Wisdom of Shakespeare

by Peter Dawkins View author's profile page

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Overview

In this thought-provoking book the author takes the reader into the fascinating world of Alchemy and Cabala that underlies Shakespeare's play, "Twelfth Night or What You Will". We are shown not only how the play is based on a profound understanding of the biblical Genesis and Revelation but also of the mystery path of initiation that lies between. The story takes on another depth of meaning when we realise that the characters represent aspects of our own psyche and spirit as well as of society generally, and that the play is an allegory of a possible path to our own and humanity’s future happiness.

Description

In this thought-provoking book the author takes the reader into the fascinating world of Alchemy and Cabala that underlies Shakespeare's play, "Twelfth Night or What You Will". We are shown not only how the play is based on a profound understanding of the biblical Genesis and Revelation but also of the mystery path of initiation that lies between. The story takes on another depth of meaning when we realise that the characters represent aspects of our own psyche and spirit as well as of society generally, and that the play is an allegory of a possible path to our own and humanity’s future happiness.

This is the fifth of Peter Dawkins’ books on the Wisdom of Shakespeare. The series is devoted to showing the depth of wisdom and the extraordinary knowledge of the Mystery traditions contained in the Shakespeare plays. The books are written for all Shakespeare lovers, students of the Western wisdom traditions, and for actors and audience alike.

About the author

Educated at King Edward’s High School, Birmingham, and St Catharine’s College, Cambridge University, Peter is a recognised authority on the Baconian-Rosicrucian philosophies and Ancient Wisdom teachings, including the wisdom enshrined in the Shakespeare plays. One specialised area of research has been into Bacon, Shakespeare, the Rosicrucians and other philosophers of the Renaissance, and to this end The Francis Bacon Research Trust was founded in 1979, of which Peter is the founder-director. Since then Peter has been giving seminars, lectures, workshops and summer schools in the UK, Europe and America, and leading many wisdom tours and geomantic pilgrimages world-wide. He has been giving Wisdom of Shakespeare seminars and workshops since 1985, including at the London Shakespeare Globe Theatre during 1997-2005. www.peterdawkins.com

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