The Countess of Pembroke s Arcadia The Old Arcadia

The Countess of Pembroke s Arcadia  The Old Arcadia

Philip Sidney was in his early twenties when he wrote his `Old' Arcadia for the amusement of his younger sister, the Countess of Pembroke. The book, which he called `a trifle, and that triflingly handled', reflects their youthful vitality.

Author: Sir Philip Sidney

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 0199549842

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 432

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Philip Sidney was in his early twenties when he wrote his `Old' Arcadia for the amusement of his younger sister, the Countess of Pembroke. The book, which he called `a trifle, and that triflingly handled', reflects their youthful vitality. The `Old' Arcadia tells a romantic story in a manner comparable to that of Shakespeare's early comedies. It is divided into five `Acts', and abounds in lively speeches, dialogues, and quasi-dramatic tableaux. As a vehicle for Sidney's prophetic ideas about English versification, the `Old' Arcadia also includes over seventy poems in a wide variety of metres and genres. In clarity, symmetry, and coherence the `Old' version is greatly superior both to the ambitious but unfinished `New' Arcadia and the amalgamated, `composite' version, a hybrid monster which Sidney himself never envisaged.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Countess of Pembroke s Arcadia

The Countess of Pembroke s Arcadia

A scholarly edition of The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney. The edition presents an authoritative text, together with an introduction, commentary notes, and scholarly apparatus.

Author: P. Sidney

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: UCAL:B3826643

Category: Fiction

Page: 514

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A scholarly edition of The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney. The edition presents an authoritative text, together with an introduction, commentary notes, and scholarly apparatus.
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Sir Philip Sidney and Arcadia

Sir Philip Sidney and Arcadia

This book rejects the Calvinist and deconstructionist interpretations of Sidney and argues instead for a man of humane and generous sympathies who thought deeply about human experience and the art and function of writing.

Author: Joan Rees

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838634060

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 158

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This book rejects the Calvinist and deconstructionist interpretations of Sidney and argues instead for a man of humane and generous sympathies who thought deeply about human experience and the art and function of writing.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Continuation of Sir Philip Sidney s Arcadia

A Continuation of Sir Philip Sidney s  Arcadia

The first appearance of the text since the seventeenth century, this volume includes both a modernized and an old-spelling edition of the text.

Author: Anna Weamys

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: STANFORD:36105010489370

Category: History

Page: 296

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Anna Weamys's A Continuation of Sir Philip Sidney's Arcadia is a woman's contribution to one of the dominant genres of her sex's readership in the seventeenth century: the heroic romance. Part of the considerable power and appeal of this work is its reduction of the heroic romance to a smaller scale. In its shorter length and its comparatively direct style, it avoids the fustian and bloat of the form. At the same time, it elaborates on the genre's stronger points--its playfulness and fantasy, its explorations of the nuances of sensibility--while not sacrificing its capacity for political statement. Weamys's Arcadia is an interesting and accessible story that, while it pairs well with Sidney, can stand on its own or be paired with other writers of romance like Shakespeare or Spenser. The first appearance of the text since the seventeenth century, this volume includes both a modernized and an old-spelling edition of the text.
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Sir Philip Sidney s Arcadia

Sir Philip Sidney s Arcadia

The Captivity Episode in Sidney's Arcadia . " The Manly Anniversary Studies in Language and Literature . Chicago : Univ . of Chicago Press , 1923 , pp . 59-63 . Greville , Sir Fulke . The Life of the Renowned Sir Philip Sidney .

Author: Richard Charles MacCoy

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ISBN: UCAL:C2941016

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