The School Of Abuse Containing A Pleasant Invective Against Poets Pipers Players Jesters C This Elibron Classics book is a facsimile reprint of a edition by the Shakespeare Society London

  • Title: The School Of Abuse, Containing A Pleasant Invective Against Poets, Pipers, Players, Jesters, &C
  • Author: Stephen Gosson
  • ISBN: 9781402164637
  • Page: 319
  • Format: None
  • This Elibron Classics book is a facsimile reprint of a 1841 edition by the Shakespeare Society, London.

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    1. Poor Gosson! If only you would have been alive to see how far off we've gone in our artistic sensibilities, you would have died of shock! If literature of your time was depraved, I wonder what kind of an adjective you'd use for the literature of our time. Anyway, I don't think students of modern literature can find anything of interest in the writings of the likes of Gosson: they are too intolerably Puritan for our taste. This book only reiterates what Plato first said in his Republic and teache [...]

    2. Gosson was a playwright turned not-quite-puritan, and his "School of Abuse" is an important document in the history of the English stage.Unfortunately, "important" does not always mean "readable." The primary issue with Gosson's pamphlet is that it reflects a premodern idea of how to have an argumen. At the time, argument from authority was an accepted mode of academic debate, and that is what Gosson does here. So a typical Gosson argument goes like this: "Marcus Aurelius says that acting in pla [...]

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