The Sacred Art of Shakespeare: To Take upon Us the Mystery of Things

The Sacred Art of Shakespeare: To Take upon Us the Mystery of Things


By (author) Martin Lings

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  • Publisher: Inner Traditions Bear and Company
  • Format: Paperback | 206 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 13mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 1 November 1998
  • Publication City/Country: Rocester
  • ISBN 10: 0892817178
  • ISBN 13: 9780892817177
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th
  • Sales rank: 750,508

Product description

Reveals the full scope of Shakespeare's plays as sacred visionary dramas, illuminating the bard's greatest works and the man behind them.

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Author information

Martin Lings, formerly Keeper of Oriental Manuscripts in the British Museum and the British Library, is the author of numerous books about religion and spirituality, including "The Book of Certainty, What is Sufism?, Ancient Beliefs and Modern Superstitions, "and the internationally acclaimed "Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources." He lives in Westerham, England.

Review quote

"This short book does more to reveal or suggest what in Shakespeare is the quintessence of his greatness than the most laborious exposition could ever do."