By Gabriela Dragnea Horvath
Analyzing Shakespeare's perspectives on theatre and magic and John Dee's issues with philosophy and magic within the mild of the Italian model of philosophia perennis (mainly Marsilio Ficino, Pico della Mirandola and Giordano Bruno), this publication bargains a brand new viewpoint at the Italian-English cultural discussion on the Renaissance and its contribution to highbrow heritage. In an interdisciplinary and intercultural procedure, it investigates the structural commonalities of theatre and magic as contiguous to the foundational suggestions of perennial philosophy, and explores the concept that the Italian thinkers proficient not just typical philosophy and experimentation in England, but additionally Shakespeare's theatre. the 1st complete size venture to think about Shakespeare and John Dee in juxtaposition, this research brings textual and contextual facts that Gonzalo, a good outdated Counsellor within the Tempest, is a believable theatrical illustration of John Dee. whilst, it areas John Dee within the culture of the philosophia perennis-accounting for what looks to the fashionable pupil the conflicting nature of his religion and his medical brain, his robust fable and his want for order and rigor-and clarifies Edward Kelly's function and artistic participation within the scrying classes, concerning him as co-author of the dramatic episodes pronounced in Dee's non secular diaries. ultimately, it connects the Enochian/Angelic language to the parable of the Adamic language on the center of Italian philosophy and brings facts that the Enochian is a synthetic language originated via utilizing creatively the analytical tools of textual content hermeneutics utilized in the Cabala.