othello & "the defense of poesy"?
What is the connection between Shakespeare's Othello and Sir Philip Sidney's Defense of Poesy (or Argument for Poetry)?
How does Othello fit into Sidney's idea of good poetry/tragedy?
- LudwigLv 68 months agoFavorite Answer
This is interesting:
At the top of page 25 of the introduction in this edition of Othello, there is a discussion of exactly what you have asked. Take a look, scroll down through the linked pages till you see it.
- LujkLv 48 months ago
step 1: read othello
step 2: read defense of poesy
if you do that the answer is obvious.