Cavell on Theater: Cavell on Shakespeare?

“The conditions of theater literalize the conditions we exact for existence outside – hiddenness, silence, isolation – hence make that existence plain. Theater does not expect us simply to stop theatricalizing; it knows that we can theatricalize its conditions as we can theatricalize any others.But in giving us a place within which our hiddenness and silence and separation are accounted for, it gives us a chance to stop” (Mulhall, The Cavell Reader 150).

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