The Roaring Girl
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Roaring Girl by Thomas Middleton
Book DescriptionThis Jacobean city comedy is a curiosity in that it presents a real-life character, the notorious cross-dresser Moll Frith, who probably was among the first audiences of 'her' play before she was taken up for public misconduct. Middleton and Dekker's 'roaring girl' may outrage her society with her pipe, bluster and swagger, but she turns out to be the moral centre of the play. Her code of honour leads her to call the bluff on rogues and conspicuous consumers, to thrash a hypocritical gallant in a duel, and to act as go-between for the young lovers thwarted by parental tyranny. This wry dramatisation of female deviancy exposing male ineffectuality is as much to the point today as it was in King James's England. An appendix helps the modern reader to appreciate the canting terms used by the low-life characters.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780713668131
(198mm x 129mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 29-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Thomas Middleton
Game at Chesse, Paperback (February 2015)
Originally published in 1929, this book presents a critical edition of A Game at Chesse, by the Jacobean dramatist Thomas Middleton.
Roaring Girl, Paperback (April 2014)
A hilarious city comedy by the authors of A Mad World, My Masters and The Shoemaker's Holiday.
Mad World My Masters, Paperback (June 2013)
Thomas Middleton's Jacobean comedy updated to hilarious effect and transplanted into 1960s Soho. Edited by Sean Foley and Phil Porter.
Thomas Middleton: Four Plays, Paperback (August 2012)» View all books by Thomas Middleton
An anthology of four Thomas Middleton plays in the New Mermaid Series, brought together with an introduction and commentary notes by William Carroll, which explores the plays' context, culture, politics and themes.
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Author Biography - Thomas Middleton
Thomas Middleton (1580 1627) was an English Jacobean playwright and poet.Thomas Dekker (1570-1632) was an English dramatist."
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