Disowning Knowledge: In Seven Plays of Shakespeare

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 31, 2003 - Drama - 250 pages
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Reissued with a new essay on Macbeth this famous collection of essays on Shakespeare's tragedies considers these plays as responses to the crisis of knowledge and the emergence of modern skepticism provoked by the new science of the late 16th and early 17th centuries.
  

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User Review  - Frank Roberts - Goodreads

Dense and erudite, not a simple read. But a fascinating commentary on the tragedies of Shakespeare, especially Lear and Othello. Read full review

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User Review  - H - Goodreads

only read "Avoidance of Love" on Lear. "There is hope in this play, and it is not in heaven. It lies in the significance of its two most hideous moments: Gloucester's blinding and Cordelia's death. . . ." Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Avoidance of Love A Reading of King Lear
39
Othello and the Stake of the Other
125
Coriolanus and Interpretations of Politics
143
Hamlets Burden of Proof
179
Recounting Gains Showing Losses Reading The Winters Tale
193
Macbeth Appalled
223
Index of Names and Titles
251
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