The Roaring Girl

The Roaring Girl New Mermaids are modern spelling fully annotated editions of important Engish plays Each volume includes a critical introduction biography of the author discussions of dates and sources textual det

  • Title: The Roaring Girl
  • Author: Thomas Dekker Thomas Middleton Elizabeth Cook
  • ISBN: 9780393900859
  • Page: 375
  • Format: Paperback
  • New Mermaids are modern spelling, fully annotated editions of important Engish plays Each volume includes a critical introduction biography of the author, discussions of dates and sources, textual details, a bibliography and information about the staging of the plav New Mermaids include plays by Beaumont, Behn, Boucicault, Chapman, Congreve, Dekker, Dryden, Etherege, FarNew Mermaids are modern spelling, fully annotated editions of important Engish plays Each volume includes a critical introduction biography of the author, discussions of dates and sources, textual details, a bibliography and information about the staging of the plav New Mermaids include plays by Beaumont, Behn, Boucicault, Chapman, Congreve, Dekker, Dryden, Etherege, Farquhar, Ford, Goldsmith, Hevwood, Jonson, Kyd, Marlowe, Marston, Massinger, Middleton, Peele, Rowley, Sheridan, Synge, Tourneur, Vanbrugh, Webster, Wilde, and Wvcherley.

    The Roaring Girl, by Thomas Dekker and Thomas Middleton A roaring boy the Roaring Girl puts down SIR ALEXANDER God a mercy, lose no time Exeunt II.i The three shops open in a rank The first a pothecary s shop, the next a feather shop, the third a sempster s shop Mistress Gallipot in the first, Mistress Tiltyard in The Roaring Girl By Thomas Dekker and Thomas Middleton The Roaring Girl is a fictional dramatization of the life of Mary Frith, a th century woman, who earned a living as a pickpocket and dressed in men s clothing Dubbed the Governess of London s underworld , Mary Frith was also known as Moll Cutpurse. The Roaring Girl Norton Critical Editions This Norton Critical Edition of Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker s The Roaring Girl is based on the text from English Renaissance Drama A Norton Anthology It is accompanied by generous explanatory annotations, five illustrations, and a detailed introduction. The Roaring Girl play by Middleton Britannica The Roaring Girl , with Dekker published depicts events in the life of the notorious criminal Moll Frith Moll Cutpurse , who dressed as a man and preferred her freedom to marriage A Chaste Maid in Cheapside , published is an exuberant comedy that The Roaring Girl by Thomas Dekker The Roaring Girl is Mol, a transvestite who is the only honest character in a dramatic play Mol s adventures are quite entertaining and funny and this play holds an important message about how we, even as readers, judge people based on titles. The Roaring Girl Summary GradeSaver The Roaring Girl Questions and Answers The Question and Answer section for The Roaring Girl is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel. Ask Your Own Question The Roaring Girl Wiki Everipedia The Roaring Girl s wiki The Roaring Girl is a Jacobean stage play, a comedy written by Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker ca The play was first published in quarto in , printed by Nicholas Okes for the bookseller Thomas Archer.

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    1. I have to admit that I did not enjoy this City Comedy as much asEvery man in his humour but I liked Mad Moll very much.In a time when women were forced in society's idea of womanhood, Moll dares to live according to her own morals and beliefs. She dresses as she wants, speaks as she wants and acts as she wants. She teaches men manners and is well respected and a friend and helper to most of them. Furthermore, she is the messenger between the classes.What is most remarkable, however, is that she [...]

    2. Here we have a woman who does not follow social convention and by the end of this Jacobian play she is neither dead nor married off. Remarkable!

    3. This was a really fun, if somewhat difficult read, and both for the same reason. Since the play is set in then-modern London, as opposed to the vast majority of Shakespeare which includes a temporal/spacial remove, a lot of the subject matter is now-obsolete pop culture. If you're willing to input the time to research while reading, though, I think it's a worthwhile excursion into City Comedy, and definitely a more culturally enlightening read than I've had in the myriad classes I've taken that [...]

    4. This is one of the better plays I've read recently. I really enjoyed it. It takes the notion of woman as a meek and docile housewife and turns it on its head, which was very, VERY unusual for the time period in which this play was written. I adore Moll. Her 'women are not whores' speech to Laxton? One of my new favorite monologues. I just want to go out and perform it in the middle of town squares. It was AWESOME.A great play, all in all.

    5. A wonderful play I read in honor of international women's day! Molly was an independent female in the 1600s. It was rare in this period for woman in plays not to either die or be married off. Molly was based of Mary Frith who was known as a pickpocket, a fencer, and occasionally dressed in men's clothing. She didn't let the time she lived in confine her and her legend lives on in this play

    6. I am surprised I enjoyed this play as much as I did. The title grabbed me immediately. "The Roaring Girl" is Mol, a transvestite who is the only honest character in a dramatic play. Mol's adventures are quite entertaining and funny and this play holds an important message about how we, even as readers, judge people based on titles.

    7. I just I love this play. [Moll] Perhaps for my mad going, some reprove me;I please myself, and care not else who loves me.Everything about this play (maybe expect for its ending which was sort of odd and the second song I just couldn't fit into the plot) is so entertaining. I enjoyed the gender issues it raised and how it presented Moll even though it had certain "out-dated" (I guess) ideas on marriage. Even they were good to consider because Moll wasn't a character to marry, ever, and her ideas [...]

    8. Among the plays I've read for an iTunes U course on Elizabethan and Jacobean theater besides Shakespeare, Thomas Dekker and Thomas Middleton's "The Roaring Girl" has been my favorite so far. The title character, Moll Cutpurse, was apparently based on a real person who may even, it is hinted in the play's epilogue, have played the part at least once. She dresses in men's clothing and behaves in ways that her contemporaries believed should be out-of-bounds for women: drinking in pubs, hanging out [...]

    9. One of my favorite comedies of the period; I really love this one -- so ahead of its time on issues of gender.

    10. Liked the questions raised by this text. Wish Moll still didn't have to be so virtuous to be the hero. It's rather amusing that even the writers apologized for the lack of plot in the epilogue.

    11. I did my Ph.D. research on Thomas Middleton and wrote about 30 pages on this play. It's my favorite of Thomas Middleton's plays, but so far, I have not been able to see the play performed. May that day come soon. Lots of interesting early modern considerations of gender, sexuality, and grace.

    12. It's fascinating to hear of a Jacobean play with a strong female lead who refuses to submit to her presumed role in society; one who, unlike Shakespeare's heroines, neither recants nor is ruined. But that's as good as it gets. The problem with 'The Roaring Girl' is that it's a weak play, written to cash in on the career of a contemporary celebrity. Imagine a 24th Century revival of 'Jordan: The Musical'. Dekker and Middleton's prose is as difficult as Shakespeare's can be, but has none of the ba [...]

    13. This book serves as proof that we are living in an ever changing world, while remaining basically the same. I found this a very difficult read for many reasons. For one, the world and actions depicted are so alien to the world in which we now live. Many of the views expressed were both revolutionary and shocking to the average Jacobean reader but are now so common as to be mundane. The Roaring Girl was first published in 1611 and the sexual innuendos are liberal but (in today’s world) far from [...]

    14. I loved the confidence of Moll Cutpurse, who bravely protected herself in all situations, but constantly 'drawing her sword'. Her masculine attire, causing a negative perception to form on her sensibility, is something she used to gain freedom from the gender constraint of the seventeenth century. Her refusal of marriage and her saying she takes up enough space in the bed, shows that Moll, the Roaring Girl, is satisfied within herself and does not feel compelled or enforced to find a man. Sir Al [...]

    15. A fairly extraordinary play based on the colourful - and underworld - life of Mary Frith (c. 1584-1659), AKA Moll Cutpurse. She stood London on its head with her cross-dressing and gender-bending behaviour, and illegal pursuits. Yet her defence of women in this play is outstanding. Also, she is possibly one of the only players to be morally true to herself; some of the other characters display very hypocritical characteristics. At the back there are substantial critical notes and papers discussi [...]

    16. This text was required reading for my Studies in Renaissance Lit course at the University of Utah.A satirical look into the operations of a patriarchal society taken to the extreme, and one of the only plays that actually takes a contemporary historical figure as its heroine: Moll Cutpurse (who seems to be the only virtuous character in the play). It had the potential to be entertaining and interesting, but ultimately I was quickly bored of the constant sex-jokes and lack of action.

    17. While I really enjoyed the character of Moll Cutpurse and her scathing appraisal of her surroundings, I found this play lacked the amusing dialogue and wit that I generally associate with Middleton and his contemporaries. The Gillipot sub-plot was amusing, but I found many of the other characters to be superfluous. Not bad, and I'm sure it would be more captivating staged, but not my favorite Early Modern play.

    18. The plot itself isn't anything thrilling or striking for a Jacobean play. But what does make this a very interesting read is the character of Moll Cutpurse (based on the real life Mary Frith, aka Moll Cutpurse,) a woman who dressed and behaves in a "manly" fashion. Reading into the dialogue of the characters really shows a celebration of this character and the breaking of gender norms, and that itself is what distinguishes this play from other pieces of the same period.

    19. Enjoyed this play. Moves slowly, but a lot happens in the dialogue/language and between the lines. I enjoyed reading "The Shoemaker's Holiday" more, but I think this play comments on more interesting underlying social issues, like women and their portrayal in society and reputation/judging others. Also fun to discuss character development.

    20. All I can say is FUNNY!! FUNNY!! FUNNY!! I laughed my way through this book and was stunned by how forward the language is, and how crass the story. Out of my studies at Toi Whakaari I have to say this play was the one that I enjoyed reading the most. Though I didn't go too far into reading into the play as I chose not to design the play in the end.

    21. How can you not love Moll? The original comic book character from Victorian england, only larger than life in her ability to say that women are people. Entertaining, complex, and thoughtful, a play to read for fun and historical context too.

    22. It wasn't as difficult at Shakespeare. It was funny, super suggestive. I love the way the comedy ends as a typical playwright from back in the day- with a wedding! But who's? You'll have to read to find out!

    23. This was fun - particularly the Roaring Girl herself, who I think should have been in the play more often - but with disturbing implications. Middleton's plays tend to run together for me, anyway.

    24. I think I need to re-read this one to figure out what Middleton & Dekker are trying to do with Moll's crossdressing -- but I enjoyed the play!

    25. It was really interesting to read a play that was written by Shakespeare's contemporaries. Different writing style to be sure, but still enjoyable.

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