Shakespeare again

I just saw this fascinating insight from a contemporary British novelist who echoes Borges' notion of nothingness in Shakespeare.

Can it be that we go on finding new meanings in Shakespeare, or is it that he gave us the language to think afresh about ourselves? It is through Shakespeare that we know what being modern is: free from irrationality, alone in a world we understand imperfectly and usually too late. And free from political or religious dogma, too. The play’s the thing in Shakespeare – the interrelation of character our only guide to truth. What does Shakespeare believe? For all dramatic purposes, nothing.
— Howard Jacobson, The New Statesman, 23 April