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Shakespeare: Scepticism and Tragedy

Stephen Mulhall

in Stanley Cavell: Philosophy's Recounting of the Ordinary

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238508
eISBN:
9780191679643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238508.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Aesthetics

Cavell understands that the problematic known to philosophy as scepticism is under examination in Shakespearean texts in the form of tragedy. This chapter examines his reading of The Winter's Tale in ... More


From Myth to Drama

Jonathan Bate

in Shakespeare and Ovid

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183242
eISBN:
9780191673986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183242.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter discusses the success of William Shakespeare in rewriting drama based on Ovid's Metamorphoses. It suggests that Shakespeare has refined his skills in the writing of narrative and his ... More


Shakespeare's Essays: Sampling Montaigne from Hamlet to The Tempest

Peter G. Platt

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474463409
eISBN:
9781474490870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474463409.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This revisionist study argues that the Essais of Montaigne—made available to Shakespeare and the English-reading world via John Florio’s translated Essayes in 1603—were a crucial factor in the ... More


‘Were my mind settled, I would not essay but resolve myself’

Peter G. Platt

in Shakespeare's Essays: Sampling Montaigne from Hamlet to The Tempest

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474463409
eISBN:
9781474490870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474463409.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The chapter examines the critical history of the Shakespeare-Montaigne connection from its first appearance in the eighteenth century to current discussions today and provides an outline of the ... More


The Shakespearian Playing Companies

Andrew Gurr

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129776
eISBN:
9780191671852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129776.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

This book is the first history of the professional acting companies who brought drama to London in William Shakespeare’s time. The book provides a general history of ... More


On Bloom and Cavell on Shakespeare

Lawrence F. Rhu

in Stanley Cavell's American Dream: Shakespeare, Philosophy, and Hollywood Movies

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225965
eISBN:
9780823235636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225965.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Distinguished humanists like Harold Bloom and Stanley Cavell have established their considerable reputations in their own fields other than Shakespeare studies and both of ... More


Eschatology and Human Knowledge of God

Judith Wolfe

in Within the Love of God: Essays on the Doctrine of God in Honour of Paul S. Fiddes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198709565
eISBN:
9780191779794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709565.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter engages two interrelated aspects of Paul Fiddes’s thought, namely his ideas on the futurity of God and his engagement with literature. The first part of the chapter sketches a ... More


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