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The knowability paradox and the related idealism problem (that antirealism seems but is not committed to the necessary existence of an epistemic agent) draw attention to the fact that certain propositions, those that are about verification-procedures themselves, may under certain conditions take the value "true" despite their unperformability under these circumstances.
At the same time, it shows how assumptions about the unperformability of Kleist's play might be contested.
Conventional wisdom about the unperformability of Penthesilea thus dates back to these immediate reactions, and in particular to Goethe's patronizing dismissal of Kleist as an unfortunate playwright waiting for "some theatre yet to come.