Renaissance English Text Society (RETS), Vol. XXVII
Philip Stubbes, The Anatomie of Abuses
A fascinating depicter of early modern culture, Philip Stubbes catalogues the faults of Elizabethen society as he saw them. He is crucial to discussions of early modern anti-theatricality, gender and cross-dressing, sexuality, sumptuary excesses, rural festivals, and the emergent capitalist market. Heavily revised between 1583 and 1595 and incorporating Stubbes's religious and political views, the text consists of an old-spelling edition of the fourth and final version of the Abuses (1595).