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The Roaring Girl / Edition 2
     

The Roaring Girl / Edition 2

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by Thomas Dekker, Thomas Middleton, Elizabeth Cook
 

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ISBN-10: 071366813X

ISBN-13: 9780713668131

Pub. Date: 08/29/2003

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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

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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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ISBN-13:
9780713668131
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
08/29/2003
Series:
New Mermaids Series
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
694,202
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.39(d)

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