Shakespeare's Global Philosophy: exploring Shakespeare's nature-based philosophy in his sonnets, plays and Globe

Shakespeare's Global Philosophy: exploring Shakespeare's nature-based philosophy in his sonnets, plays and Globe

by Roger Michael Peters


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The three parts of Shakespeare’s Global Philosophy present evidence and argument that Shakespeare's Sonnets of 1609 articulate the philosophy behind all his plays and longer poems and that the Globe Theatre symbolises the global significance of the philosophy.

Part 1 examines the 1609 edition of the sonnets to demonstrate the presence of a comprehensive and consistent nature-based philosophy.

Part 2 shows how Shakespeare uses the sonnet philosophy to structure and vivify all his poems and plays.

Part 3 reflects on the relationship between the Globe Theatre and the current global fascination with Shakespeare’s works.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780473386030
Publisher: Quaternary Imprint
Publication date: 03/06/2017
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Roger Peters is an artist, philosopher and writer who lives and works in Taranaki, New Zealand. In 1995, he detected a profound and comprehensive philosophy in Shakespeare's 1609 Sonnets. The depth and scope of the insight explains why Shakespeare's plays and poems are increasingly relevant to today's global audience. Peters presented Shakespeare's nature based philosophy in a 1760-page four-volume set in 2005. This summary volume Shakespeare's Global Philosophy of 344 pages and several others to follow provide further ways to access the understanding. Peters established the Quaternary Institute in 2001 as a pedagogic space for exploring and disseminating the insights arising from Shakespeare's unprecedented achievement.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Mapping the 1609 Sonnets taking nature to the sonnets
Preliminary to an inquiry into Shake-speare's Sonnets
Chapter 1: Penetrating Q
Chapter 2: Further structuring in the set
Chapter 3: Truth and beauty and the sonnet writer
Chapter 4: Counting sonnets
Chapter 5: The Mistress explains beauty and truth
Chapter 6: 'Truth and beauty' mirrors 'beauty' and 'truth'
Chapter 7: Looking further into the male sequence
Chapter 8: The Master Mistress learns about reason and art
Chapter 9: The swearing and forswearing of mind-based conventions
Chapter 11: The utility of the sonnet logic
Chapter 12: Nature's audit
Chapter 13: Sexual life - erotic souls
Chapter 14: From the cryptic dedication to logical mapping
Concluding the inquiry into Shakespeare's Sonnets

Part 2 The European theatre taking the Sonnets to the plays
Preliminary to an examination of the Comedies, Histories and Tragedies
Chapter 15: Turning to the 1623 Folio
Chapter 16: Given nature in the plays
Chapter 17: How the plays regard the female/male dynamic
Chapter 18: Begetting increase in the plays and poems
Chapter 19: The cunning pen
Chapter 20: Thinking feelings and feeling thoughts
Chapter 21: From the sexual dynamic of life to myths of dying
Chapter 22: Shakespearean irony
Chapter 23: Immature and mature love in the plays
Concluding the examination of the Comedies, Histories & Tragedies

Part 3 The wooden Globe taking the plays to the world
Preliminary to a realignment at The Globe
Chapter 24: A devious debut and fiery finale
Chapter 25: Re-discovering nature's globe
Chapter 26: Global strategies
Chapter 27: Beyond the Wooden O
Concluding the realignment at The Globe
Chapter 28: Mr. Shakespeare

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