Prospero's Powers: A Short View of Shakespeare's Last Phase by John O'MearaProspero's Powers: A Short View of Shakespeare's Last Phase by John O'Meara

Prospero's Powers: A Short View of Shakespeare's Last Phase

byJohn O'Meara

Paperback | October 23, 2006

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As the third part of his trilogy on Shakespeare, Prospero's Powers extends thestudy of the late plays O'Meara offered in Othello's Sacrifice, to considermore closely how Shakespeare fulfills his personal artistic development inThe Tempest.

The play is seen as expressing in its structure the whole of Shakespeare'stragic development up to that time. Great powers of self-knowledge and ofinner knowledge of the cosmos are shown to have emerged from thisdevelopment, which Prospero now embodies. Structural links are pursuedthat further connect Prospero's powers with the mysterious process of selfgrowththat is dramatized in The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz.

Behind both works, and the Renaissance alchemical tradition they mediate,lies the mystery of the sacrificial death of the Sophia into humanconsciousness that was taking place at that time. From the event of this deathcome the great possibilities of self-development and inner power over theworld that Shakespeare boldly prophesizes in the play that brings his artisticcareer to consummation.

"an excellent and profound study"

-Richard Ramsbotham,Who Wrote Bacon?: William Shakespeare, Francis Bacon and James I

Title:Prospero's Powers: A Short View of Shakespeare's Last PhaseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.15 inPublished:October 23, 2006Publisher:IuniverseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0595410006

ISBN - 13:9780595410002

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