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Shakespeare and continental philosophy / edited by Jennifer Ann Bates and Richard Wilson.

Contents: Part One. The play's the thing: 'The charm dissolves apace' : Shakespeare and the self-dissolution of drama (The tempest, Aristotle, and Hegel) / Paul A. Kottman -- Hamlet and Kierkegaard on outwitting recollection (Hamlet and Kierkegaard's Concluding unscientific postscript) / Jennifer Ann Bates -- Schopenhauer's Shakespeare : the genius on the world stage / Tom Stern -- Nietzsche's Shakespeare / Peter Holbrook -- Richard II's silent, tortured soul (Nietzsche, Merleau-Ponty, Jean-Luc Marion, and Levinas) / James A. Knapp. Part Two. That wide gap: Is Othello jealous? : Coleridge and Russell contra Wittgenstein and Cavell / Andrew Cutrofello -- Hamlet on the edge (Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty) / Edward S. Casey -- Levinas and Shakespeare / Howard Caygill -- Contra Schmitt : law, aesthetics, and absolutism in Shakespeare's The winter's tale (Carl Schmitt) / Christopher Pye -- Arendt in Italy: or, The taming of the shrew (Hannah Arendt, Giorgio Agamben and Roberto Esposito) / Julia Reinard Lupton. Part Three. Damnable iteration: Ship of fools : Foucault and the Shakespeareans / Richard Wilson -- Antinomies of desire : Lacanian psychoanalysis and the Sonnets (Jacques Lacan and Franc¸ois Lyotard) / Catherine Belsey -- 'No' as affirmation : a continental-philosophical reading of Coriolanus / Berhard Freydberg -- Provoking philosophy : Shakespeare, Johnson, Wittgenstein, Derrida / Christopher Norris -- Miracle play (Jacques Derrida) / Nicholas Royle.