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 over human ideas of justice, that self-discovery was a supreme ...

Shakespeare and Platonic Beauty 2013, Shepheard-Walwyn (Publishers) Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780856832949

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Shakespeare and Platonic Beauty 1961, Chatto & Windus, London

ISBN-13: 9780701111748

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