Title: So potent art : the magic of Shakespeare / Emily Carding ; foreword by Caitlín Matthews. Description: Woodbury : Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd, 2021. | Includes bibliographical references and index. | Summary: “So Potent Art is a ...
Author: Emily Carding
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Shakespeare's plays and sonnets are steeped in magic and esoteric lore. This book deeply explores fascinating examples of Hermeticism, astrology, and alchemy as well as instances of prophecy, herbalism, witchcraft, hauntings, and divine intervention. Additionally, So Potent Art delves into the sacred architecture of the historical theater space and examines the archetypal structures of the plays themselves. Author Emily Carding, a Wiccan initiate and theater professional who specializes in staging Shakespeare, goes beyond just exploring occult references. In this book, she suggests myriad ways that you can adapt these works and use them for your own spells and rituals. The exercises within are designed to help you invoke Shakespeare's archetypal characters and speak his words with spiritual intent as powerful practices for self-development and the magical manifestation of desired outcomes.
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4 POTENT of her more potent ministers . Tempest , i . 2 what would my potent master ? - iv . I by my so potent art ... v . 1 and his friends potent at court..Merry Wives , iv . 4 such a headstrong potent fault .. Twelfth Night , iii .
Yet thismeans that Prospero wouldhave the royal party guided by the very senseof desert that hehimself does not understand ... “Graves atmy command / Havewak'd their sleepers, op'd, and let 'em forth/By my so potent art” (5.1.48–50).
Author: T. Burns
Category: Political Science
Shakespeare's Political Wisdom offers interpretations of five Shakespearean plays with a view to the enduring guidance those plays can provide to human, political life. The plays have been chosen for their relentless attention to the questions that were once and may sometime become, or be recognized as being, the heart and soul of politics.
Certainly, more than a trace of Prospero's megalomania – graves at my command Have wak'd their sleepers, op'd, and let 'em forth By my so potent Art. (V. i. 48–50) – inhabits his view of the function of criticism: the main business of ...
Author: Terence Hawkes
Category: Literary Criticism
First published in 1986. This collection of essays focuses on the ways in which our society 'processes' Shakespeare and the purposes for which this seems to be done. The case is made by examining the work of four highly influential critics: A C Bradley, Walter Raleigh, T S Eliot and John Dover Wilson. Terence Hawkes asks whether, beyond the readings to which the plays may be subjected, there lies any final, authoritative or essential meaning to which we can ultimately turn, concluding that jazz music offers the most fruitful model for twentieth-century criticism.
... tone about them very his so potent art , ” he cannot hope to different from the bright , decisive notes give a permanent addition to the small at once sounded in the lively Shake- library which holds the volumes dedispearean stage .
In the play's last scene, Prospero will abandon his art, release his enemies, and come to a more interdependent relationship with ... so potent art. But this rough magic / I here abjure” (5.1.48–51). What he once thought of as potent, ...
Author: Caroline Bicks
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Cutting-edge theories of cognition inform readings of Shakespearean girls to show the dynamism of adolescent female brainwork.
... op'd, and let 'em forth By my so potent Art. But this rough magic I here abjure; and, when I have requir'd Some heavenly music-which even now I do, To work mine end upon their senses, that This airy charm is for, I'll break my staff ...
Author: Samiran Kumar Paul
Publisher: Notion Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Dramas and Sonnets of William Shakespeare Vol. 1 is helpful to every learner of William Shakespeare (1564-1616) who, doubtless, saw himself as merely another professional man of the theatre who moved almost casually from play-acting to playwriting. And indeed he was very much a man of his time, a man of the Elizabethan theatre, who learnt to exploit brilliantly the stagecraft, the acting, and the pub¬lic taste of his day. It happens very rarely in the history of literature that a craftsman who has acquired perfect control of his medium, masterly ease in handling the techniques and conventions of his day, is also a universal genius of the highest order, combining with his technical proficiency a unique ability to render experience in poetic language and an uncanny, intuitive understanding of hu¬man psychology. Man of the theatre, poet and expert in the human passions, Shakespeare has appealed equally to those who admire the art with which he renders a story in terms of the acted drama or the insight with which he presents states of mind and complex¬ities of attitude or the unsurpassed brilliance he shows in giving conviction and a new dimension to the utterances of his characters through the poetic speech he puts in their mouths. It is a remark¬able combination of qualities. Yet he was no poetic genius descending on the theatre from above, but a working dramatist who found himself in catering for the public theatre of his day. Unquestionably the greatest poetic dramatist of Europe, he was also Marlowe’s successor, the heir to a tradition of playwriting, which we saw developing in the preceding chapter. His contemporaries saw him as one dramatist among others—a good one, and a popular one, but no transcendent genius who left all others far behind—and to the end of his active life he showed no reluctance to collaborate with other playwrights.
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