Theatre, Magic and Philosophy: William Shakespeare, John Dee and the Italian Legacy

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Analyzing Shakespeare's views on theatre and magic and John Dee's concerns with philosophy and magic in the light of the Italian version of philosophia perennis (mainly Marsilio Ficino, Pico della Mirandola and Giordano Bruno), this book offers a new perspective on the Italian-English cultural dialogue at the Renaissance and its contribution to intellectual history. In an interdisciplinary and intercultural approach, it investigates the structural commonalities of theatre and magic as contiguous to the foundational concepts ...

Theatre, Magic and Philosophy: William Shakespeare, John Dee and the Italian Legacy 2017, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781472436276

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