The Roaring Girl and Other City ComediesThe Roaring Girl and Other City Comedies



The texts are freshly edited using modern spelling. Critical introductions, wide-ranging annotation, and informative bibliographiesilluminate the plays' cultural contexts and theatrical potential for reader and performer alike.

Author: Thomas Dekker

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192828002

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Thomas Dekker: The Shoemaker's HolidayGeorge Chapman, Ben Jonson, John Marston: Eastward Ho!Ben Jonson: Every Man In His HumourThomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker: The Roaring GirlOxford English Drama offers plays from the sixteenth to the early twentieth centuries in selections that make available both rarely printed and canonical works. The texts are freshly edited using modern spelling. Critical introductions, wide-ranging annotation, and informative bibliographiesilluminate the plays' cultural contexts and theatrical potential for reader and performer alike.'The series should reshape the canon in a number of significant areas. A splendid and imaginative project.' Professor Anne Barton, Cambridge University

The Roaring GirlThe Roaring Girl



The text of 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. --

Author: Thomas Middleton

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 039393277X

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Page: 321

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The text of 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. --

Mermaids and the Production of Knowledge in Early Modern EnglandMermaids and the Production of Knowledge in Early Modern England



Dekker and Middleton create The Roaring Girl, which takes up the question of
how viewer perspective dictates interpretations of the individual, within a culture
of opposing interpretations of the city. Like other city or citizen comedies of the ...

Author: Tara E. Pedersen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317097211

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We no longer ascribe the term ’mermaid’ to those we deem sexually or economically threatening; we do not ubiquitously use the mermaid’s image in political propaganda or feature her within our houses of worship; perhaps most notably, we do not entertain the possibility of the mermaid’s existence. This, author Tara Pedersen argues, makes it difficult for contemporary scholars to consider the mermaid as a figure who wields much social significance. During the early modern period, however, this was not the case, and Pedersen illustrates the complicated category distinctions that the mermaid inhabits and challenges in 16th-and 17th-century England. Addressing epistemological questions about embodiment and perception, this study furthers research about early modern theatrical culture by focusing on under-theorized and seldom acknowledged representations of mermaids in English locations and texts. While individuals in early modern England were under pressure to conform to seemingly monolithic ideals about the natural order, there were also significant challenges to this order. Pedersen uses the figure of the mermaid to rethink some of these challenges, for the mermaid often appears in surprising places; she is situated at the nexus of historically specific debates about gender, sexuality, religion, the marketplace, the new science, and the culture of curiosity and travel. Although these topics of inquiry are not new, Pedersen argues that the mermaid provides a new lens through which to look at these subjects and also helps scholars think about the present moment, methodologies of reading, and many category distinctions that are important to contemporary scholarly debates.

Parsing the CityParsing the City



Working with three major plays by Ben Jonson and Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker, this book develops an updated reading of Jacobean city comedy as a dramatic subgenre whose engagement with early modern London was centrally linguistic and ...

Author: Heather Easterling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135863265

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Page: 210

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Parsing the City updates our understanding of Jacobean city comedy’s discursive role in its London society. Working with three major plays by Ben Jonson and Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker, this book develops an updated reading of Jacobean city comedy as a dramatic subgenre whose engagement with early modern London was centrally linguistic and semiotic-- its plays staging and interrogating the city as a series of languages and language problems.

Thomas Middleton Renaissance DramatistThomas Middleton Renaissance Dramatist



This book brings together these aspects of Middleton's craft through a detailed study of his major plays. Middleton experimented with, and helped to shape, a range of dramatic genres: city comedy, tragicomedy, romance, and revenge tragedy.

Author: Michelle O'Callaghan

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748631698

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Page: 208

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Thomas Middleton is one of the major English Renaissance dramatists alongside Marlowe, Shakespeare and Jonson. Middleton continues to fascinate audiences and readers with his black humour, his wry and witty treatment of sexuality, morality, and politics. He is a consummate professional dramatist, experimenting with stagecraft in a manner that combines the visual and the verbal to startling effect. This book brings together these aspects of Middleton's craft through a detailed study of his major plays. Middleton experimented with, and helped to shape, a range of dramatic genres: city comedy, tragicomedy, romance, and revenge tragedy. This new guide analyses in detail how the plays work in terms of the early modern theatre and dramatic genres, as well as elucidating the broader cultural issues shaping the plays. It provides an introduction to critical readings of Middleton's works as well as modern performances, demonstrating how modern critics, producers, dramatists and film makers see Middleton's dark, playful and challenging plays as speaking to our times.Key Features*Ideal student guide with its wide ranging introduction to Middleton's city comedies, tragedies, and collaborative plays and its readings of key texts such as The Roaring Girl, Chaste Maid in Cheapside, Revenger's Tragedy, Women Beware Women, and The Changeling*Uses the most recent edition available, the Oxford Middleton (2007)*Provides background contexts guiding readers through criticism of the plays as well as recent work on early modern theatre and culture*Emphasis on Middleton's stagecraft and its assessment of modern adaptations and film versions of his plays

An Introduction to NarratologyAn Introduction to Narratology



The Bound Man and Other Stories, trans. Eric Mosbacher. London: Secker ...
Brink, André (2002) The Other Side of Silence. London: Secker & Warburg.
Brontë ... The Roaring Girl and Other City Comedies, ed. James Knowles. Oxford:
Oxford ...

Author: Monika Fludernik

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134058778

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An Introduction to Narratology is an accessible, practical guide to narratological theory and terminology and its application to literature. In this book, Monika Fludernik outlines: the key concepts of style, metaphor and metonymy, and the history of narrative forms narratological approaches to interpretation and the linguistic aspects of texts, including new cognitive developments in the field how students can use narratological theory to work with texts, incorporating detailed practical examples a glossary of useful narrative terms, and suggestions for further reading. This textbook offers a comprehensive overview of the key aspects of narratology by a leading practitioner in the field. It demystifies the subject in a way that is accessible to beginners, but also reflects recent theoretical developments and narratology’s increasing popularity as a critical tool.

Renaissance Drama 39Renaissance Drama 39



“The Voice That Will Drown All the City”: Un-Gendering Noise in The Roaring Girl
Jennie VOTaVa. CritiCal. disCussion of Thomas middleton and Thomas Dekker's
1611 city comedy, The Roaring Girl, has by and large focused on the visual ...

Author: Jeffrey Masten

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810127388

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Renaissance Drama, an annual and interdisciplinary publication, is devoted to drama and performance as a central feature of Renaissance culture. The essays in each volume explore traditional canons of drama, the significance of performance (broadly construed) to early modern culture, and the impact of new forms of interpretation on the study of Renaissance plays, theater, and performance.

Girlhood of Shakespeare s SistersGirlhood of Shakespeare s Sisters



By putting The Roaring Girl side by side with The Adventures of Master F. J. and
1 Henry VI, we can see that not all girl characters in early modern literature
looked alike. ... With this Jacobean city comedy, we see a significant departure
from the two previous Elizabethan texts. ... man with money.60 The roaring boy,
on the other hand, would generally be associated with his dependence on a
father, like the ...

Author: Jennifer Higginbotham

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748655939

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The first book-length study of the way the literature and drama of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries constructed the category of the 'girl'.

The Economics of Gender Relations in London City ComedyThe Economics of Gender Relations in London City Comedy



This thesis examines the influence of nascent capitalism on gender interactions in three London city comedies--Thomas Dekker's The Shoemaker's Holiday, Dekker and Thomas Middleton's The Roaring Girl, and Middleton's A Chaste Maid in ...

Author: Kristin Weisse

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ISBN: OCLC:926621543

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This thesis examines the influence of nascent capitalism on gender interactions in three London city comedies--Thomas Dekker's The Shoemaker's Holiday, Dekker and Thomas Middleton's The Roaring Girl, and Middleton's A Chaste Maid in Cheapside--to reveal men's commodification of women as a defining feature of the genre. By charting the ways in which the men of these plays frame the women as commodities, I propose that city comedy stages a fraught condition for the contemporary female subject: men insist upon her visibility as a good circulated within the marketplace, while simultaneously asserting her invisibility as a productive laborer within the economic sphere. Heightening this tension, women's appearances outside of the home are increasingly associated with prostitution, as if to form a link between abstinence from economic activity and chastity; yet at the same time, the men of city comedy frame female chastity as a valuable commodity made visible within the public marketplace. All three of these plays ends with a festive marriage celebration as if to mask or erase such contradictions, but a thorough examination of their gender relations ultimately demonstrates city comedy's role in exposing these tensions rather than resolving them.

Medieval and Renaissance Drama in EnglandMedieval and Renaissance Drama in England



Reviewer : Alison Findlay The epilogue of The Roaring Girl fears that " the picture
of a woman ” verdicts " of different ... The Roaring Girl ( for centering a city
comedy on a woman ) , Arden of Faversham ( for the development of " an entirely
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Author: John Pitcher

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838639631

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Page: 345

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Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England is an international volume published every year in hardcover, containing essays and studies as well as book reviews of the many significant books and essays dealing with the cultural history of medieval and early modern England as expressed by and realized in its drama exclusive of Shakespeare.

Plays On WomenPlays On Women



Based on the original and authoritative Revels texts, Plays on Women brings together four plays that dramatize the lives of women in Shakespeare’s England.

Author: David M. Bevington

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719016460

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Page: 416

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Based on the original and authoritative Revels texts, Plays on Women brings together four plays that dramatize the lives of women in Shakespeare’s England. Presenting both domestic tragedy and city comedy, the anthology depicts women as witty tricksters and heart-breaking victims, adulteresses and faithful wives. In each play, the women break out of familiar roles, challenging both theatrical and social convention to offer the pleasures of laughter, pathos and suspense. McLuskie's introduction uses the latest interdisciplinary research to explore the dynamic relationship between women, the theatre and the social world. The annotation unravels the complexities of language and performance that sustain the plays’ stunning theatrical power.

Female Transgression in Early Modern BritainFemale Transgression in Early Modern Britain



The very same year, Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker's city comedy, The
Roaring Girl, or Moll Cut-Purse, was performed at the Fortune Theatre by the
Prince's men, catapulting Frith and her persona into popular mythology and ...

Author: Professor Pauline Ruberry-Blanc

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472410474

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Page: 236

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Presenting a broad spectrum of reflections on the subject of female transgression in early modern Britain, this volume proposes a richly productive dialogue between literary and historical approaches to the topic. The essays presented here cover a range of ‘transgressive’ women: daughters, witches, prostitutes, thieves; mothers/wives/murderers; violence in NW England; violence in Scotland; single mothers; women as (sexual) partners in crime. Contributions illustrate the dynamic relation between fiction and fact that informs literary and socio-historical analysis alike, exploring female transgression as a process, not of crossing fixed boundaries, but of negotiating the epistemological space between representation and documentation.

She Stoops to Conquer and Other ComediesShe Stoops to Conquer and Other Comedies



Henry Fielding, David Garrick, Oliver Goldsmith, George Colman, John O'Keeffe
Nigel Wood. The Roaring Girl and Other City Comedies ed . James Knowles and
Eugene Giddens She Stoops to Conquer and Other Comedies ed . Nigel Wood ...

Author: Henry Fielding

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015070700375

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The Modern Husband * The Clandestine Marriage * She Stoops to Conquer * Wild Oats This edition brings together four eighteenth-century comedies that illustrate the full variety of the century's drama. Fielding's The Modern Husband , written before the 1737 Licensing Act that restricted political and social comment, depicts wife-pandering and widespread social corruption. InGarrick and Colman's The Clandestine Marriage two lovers marry in defiance of parental wishes and rue the consequences. She Stoops to Conquer explores the comic and not-so-comic consequences of mistaken identity, and in Wild Oats, the 'strolling player' Rover is a beacon of hope at a time ofunrest. Part of the Oxford English Drama series, this edition has modern-spelling texts, critical introduction, wide-ranging annotation and an informative bibliography.

The Routledge Anthology of Renaissance DramaThe Routledge Anthology of Renaissance Drama



... ofMoll as acharacter should not be allowed to obscure what this play has
incommon with other city comedies. ... In thissense, The Roaring Girl typifies and
extendsa generic preoccupation with analysing thefateof conventional meanings
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Author: Simon Barker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134661886

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This anthology offers a full introduction to Renaissance theatre in its historical and political context, along with newly edited and thoroughly annotated texts of the following plays: * The Spanish Tragedy (Thomas Kyd) * Arden of Faversham (Anon.) * Edward II (Christopher Marlowe) * A Woman Killed with Kindness (Thomas Heywood) * The Tragedy of Mariam (Elizabeth Cary) * The Masque of Blackness (Ben Jonson) * The Knight of the Burning Pestle (Francis Beaumont) * Epicoene, or the Silent Woman (Ben Jonson) * The Roaring Girl (Thomas Middleton & Thomas Dekker) * The Changeling (Thomas Middleton & William Rowley) * 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (John Ford). Each play is prefaced by an introductory headnote discussing the thematic focus of the play and its textual history, and is cross-referenced to other plays of the period that relate thematically and generically. An accompanying website contains a wide selection of contextual documents which supplement the anthology: www.routledge.com/textbooks/0415187346

Much Ado about NothingMuch Ado about Nothing



Thieves and swindlers The underworld of Elizabethan England had its own slang
, or ' cant ' , with words for different kinds of ... Some ' city comedies ' featured
underworld characters , and one , The Roaring Girl , by Thomas Middleton and ...

Author: Jennifer Mulherin

Publisher: Cherrytree Books

ISBN: 1842340352

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Discusses life and customs addressed in "Much Ado About Nothing" and typical to the Elizabethan era, summarizes the play, and outlines the characters.

The Growth and Structure of Elizabethan ComedyThe Growth and Structure of Elizabethan Comedy



CHAPTER IX - THE ANATOMY OF KNAVERY : JONSON , MARSTON ,
MIDDLETON I . The City Wits OTHE ' prentice who ... were in life rather shabby
adventurers , and Moll Firth a transvested termagant , rather different from the
Roaring Girl .

Author: Muriel Clara Bradbrook

Publisher: Univ of California Press

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