Abstract

Considerable evidence suggests that Philip Sidney wrote his Apologie for Poetrie as a reply to The Schoole of Abuse, Stephen Gosson's antipoetic pamphlet of 1579. This essay contends that the Apologie does not contest Gosson's ideas about poetry so much as it does his ideas about women. What Sidney really resists is not the pamphlet's antitheatricalism but its antifeminism.

pdf

Additional Information

ISSN
1522-9270
Print ISSN
0039-3657
Pages
pp. 23-43
Launched on MUSE
2008-02-25
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.