King Lear

Dr Martin Lings

“Of the three higher aspects of a work of art mentioned by Dante, it is the allegorical meaning which asserts itself most immediately in the very dramatic first scene of King Lear…we are kept conscious throughout of the presence of the allegory, that is, of the play as an image of the history of mankind.”

Recorded in London, November 1994, by The Temenos Academy.

King Lear, Part 1

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King Lear, Part 2

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Republished by kind permission of The Temenos Academy.

The Secret of Shakespeare: His Greatest Plays seen in the Light of Sacred Art, by Martin Lings, is available from Archetype.

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