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Roaring Girl
By Thomas Middleton

The Roaring Girl

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Roaring Girl by Thomas Middleton

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This 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 Details

ISBN: 9780713668131
ISBN-10: 071366813X
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 14mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 29-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Roaring Girl by Thomas Middleton Roaring Girl, Paperback (April 2014)

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Mad World My Masters by Thomas Middleton 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 by Thomas Middleton Thomas Middleton: Four Plays, Paperback (August 2012)

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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