In his Apologia musices (1588), John Case condemns the use of music in the theatre, and the otherwise encomiastic Praise of Musicke (anonymous, 1586) displays 'suspicion of [the] unchasteness
and incontinency' theatrical music might cause in the listener/spectator.
Although I do not have within myself what I wish you to achieve," Leander writes, praising Florentina's virginity and hinting at his own unchasteness
, "You are my shelter in Christ; you, dearest sister, are my security.
7) The power of the stereotype, in this view, was that it coerced widows at the risk of their reputation to avoid any kind of behavior--from independent business enterprise to remarriage with the young man of her choice--that could be constructed as evidence of unchasteness