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The Roaring Girl and Other City Comedies…

The Roaring Girl and Other City Comedies [The Shoemaker's Holiday, Every…

by Thomas Dekker, George Chapman, Ben Johnson, John Marston, Thomas Middleton

Other authors: James Knowles (Editor)

Series: Oxford English Drama

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    Moll Cutpurse, Her True History by Ellen Galford (CurrerBell)
    CurrerBell: Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker's play The Roaring Girl (1611) is a fictionalized account of Mary Frith, popularly known as "Moll Cutpurse," who is the subject of Ellen Galford's historical fiction Moll Cutpurse Her True History. Middleton and Dekker appear as supporting characters in the Galford novel, and an episode toward the end of the Galford novel depicts a performance of The Roaring Girl with Moll in attendance.… (more)

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Thomas Dekkerprimary authorall editionscalculated
Chapman, Georgemain authorall editionsconfirmed
Johnson, Benmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Marston, Johnmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Middleton, Thomasmain authorall editionsconfirmed
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This excellent volume brings together four of the most popular, most frequently studied and performed comedies that depict city life, by Thomas Dekker, Thomas Middleton, Ben Jonson and their contemporaries. Included are The Roaring Girl, The Shoemaker's Holiday, Eastward Ho!, and Every Man in His Humour. The text is freshly edited using modern spelling. A critical introduction, a wide-ranging annotation, and an informative bibliography illuminate the plays' cultural contexts and theatrical potential for reader and performer alike.

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