By David P. Gontar
•Teaches us how to define the true knowledge of Shakespeare
•Shows the most important philosophical impact on Shakespeare is no longer Montaigne yet Plato
•Introduces Katherine of Aragon as Feminist Hero
•Uncovers the comedian size of Shakespeare’s Tragedies
•Presents the Socratic ‘Apology’ of Falstaff
•Rescues King Lear from sleek oblivion
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Unreading Shakespeare by David P. Gontar