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Disowning knowledge in seven plays of Shakespeare by Shakespeare, William <> - Philosophie; Shakespeare, William

By Shakespeare, William <> - Philosophie; Shakespeare, William <> - Tragédies; Cavell, Stanley; Shakespeare, William

Reissued with a brand new preface and a brand new essay on Macbeth, King Lear, Othello, Coriolanius, Hamlet and The Winter's story, this recognized selection of essays on Shakespeare's tragedies considers the performs as responses to the quandary of data and the emergence of recent skepticism

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Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Philosophy. 3. Knowledge, Theory of, in literature. 4. Skepticism in literature. 5. Tragedy. I. Cavell, Stanley, 1926– Disowning knowledge in six plays of Shakespeare. I. Title. 3’3–dc21 2002034802 ISBN 978-0-521-82189-6 hardback ISBN 978-0-521-52920-4 paperback Transferred to digital printing 2007 Cambridge University Press has no responsibility for the persistence or accuracy of URLs for external or third-party Internet Web sites referred to in this publication and does not guarantee that any content on such Web sites is, or will remain, accurate or appropriate.

1. Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -Tragedies. 2. Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Philosophy. 3. Knowledge, Theory of, in literature. 4. Skepticism in literature. 5. Tragedy. I. Cavell, Stanley, 1926– Disowning knowledge in six plays of Shakespeare. I. Title. 3’3–dc21 2002034802 ISBN 978-0-521-82189-6 hardback ISBN 978-0-521-52920-4 paperback Transferred to digital printing 2007 Cambridge University Press has no responsibility for the persistence or accuracy of URLs for external or third-party Internet Web sites referred to in this publication and does not guarantee that any content on such Web sites is, or will remain, accurate or appropriate.

Preface to the Updated Edition This new edition of the essays I have devoted to individual plays of Shakespeare incorporates an essay on Macbeth written five or six years after the others were initially collected and published as Disowning Knowledge. 1 The absence of testimony from Macbeth left an obvious gap in the tale I was exploring; yet, whatever the losses in writing about Shakespeare without professional thoroughness, I have gained in being allowed to leave things incomplete, as it were uncovered, until I felt I had something interesting and urgent enough to say in my circumstances.

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