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The Roaring Girl

Thomas Dekker

The Roaring Girl is a rip-roaring Jacobean comedy co-written by Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker and first published in 1611. The play is a fictionalized dramatization of the life of Mary Frith, known as "Moll Cutpurse", a woman who had gained a reputation as a virago in the early 17th century. (The term "roaring girl" was adapted from the slang term "roaring boy", which was applied to a young man who caroused publicly, brawled, and committed petty crimes.) The play combines the exploits of the cross-dressed Moll with the amorous adventures of a trio of merchants' wives, and the forbidden romance between Sebastian Wengrave and Mary Fitzallard. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett and Wikipedia) Cast Sir Alexander Wengrave: Algy Pug Sebastian Wengrave: Nolan Fout Mary Fitzallard: Amanda Friday Sir Davy Dapper/Sir Beauteous Ganymede/Fellow/Tailor/Coachman: Ric F Sir Adam Appleton/Sir Thomas Long: David Lawrence Goshawk: David Isenhower Laxton/Second Cutpurse: Chuck Williamson Greenwit/Sergeant Curtilax: peac Ralph Trapdoor: David Nicol Mistress Openwork: Kristingj Mistress Gallipot: Arielle Lipshaw Jack Dapper: LucentBirch Gull/First Cutpurse: Tiffany Halla Colonna Mistress Tiltyard: Lucy Perry Master Openwork: mb Moll/Neatfoot/Yeoman Hanger: Elizabeth Klett Master Tiltyard/Lord Noland: Tricia G Master Gallipot/Sir Guy Fitzallard: Leonard Wilson Narrator/Tearcat: Todd Audio edited by: Elizabeth Klett

The Roaring Girl is a rip-roaring Jacobean comedy co-written by Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker and first published in 1611. The play is a fictionalized dramatization of the life of Mary Frith, known as "Moll Cutpurse", a woman who had gained a reputation as a virago in the early 17th century. (The term "roaring girl" was adapted from the slang term "roaring boy", which was applied to a young man who caroused publicly, brawled, and committed petty crimes.) The play combines the exploits of the cross-dressed Moll with the amorous adventures of a trio of merchants' wives, and the forbidden romance between Sebastian Wengrave and Mary Fitzallard. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett and Wikipedia) Cast Sir Alexander Wengrave: Algy Pug Sebastian Wengrave: Nolan Fout Mary Fitzallard: Amanda Friday Sir Davy Dapper/Sir Beauteous Ganymede/Fellow/Tailor/Coachman: Ric F Sir Adam Appleton/Sir Thomas Long: David Lawrence Goshawk: David Isenhower Laxton/Second Cutpurse: Chuck Williamson Greenwit/Sergeant Curtilax: peac Ralph Trapdoor: David Nicol Mistress Openwork: Kristingj Mistress Gallipot: Arielle Lipshaw Jack Dapper: LucentBirch Gull/First Cutpurse: Tiffany Halla Colonna Mistress Tiltyard: Lucy Perry Master Openwork: mb Moll/Neatfoot/Yeoman Hanger: Elizabeth Klett Master Tiltyard/Lord Noland: Tricia G Master Gallipot/Sir Guy Fitzallard: Leonard Wilson Narrator/Tearcat: Todd Audio edited by: Elizabeth Klett
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Genres:

Humor

Description:

The Roaring Girl is a rip-roaring Jacobean comedy co-written by Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker and first published in 1611. The play is a fictionalized dramatization of the life of Mary Frith, known as "Moll Cutpurse", a woman who had gained a reputation as a virago in the early 17th century. (The term "roaring girl" was adapted from the slang term "roaring boy", which was applied to a young man who caroused publicly, brawled, and committed petty crimes.) The play combines the exploits of the cross-dressed Moll with the amorous adventures of a trio of merchants' wives, and the forbidden romance between Sebastian Wengrave and Mary Fitzallard. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett and Wikipedia) Cast Sir Alexander Wengrave: Algy Pug Sebastian Wengrave: Nolan Fout Mary Fitzallard: Amanda Friday Sir Davy Dapper/Sir Beauteous Ganymede/Fellow/Tailor/Coachman: Ric F Sir Adam Appleton/Sir Thomas Long: David Lawrence Goshawk: David Isenhower Laxton/Second Cutpurse: Chuck Williamson Greenwit/Sergeant Curtilax: peac Ralph Trapdoor: David Nicol Mistress Openwork: Kristingj Mistress Gallipot: Arielle Lipshaw Jack Dapper: LucentBirch Gull/First Cutpurse: Tiffany Halla Colonna Mistress Tiltyard: Lucy Perry Master Openwork: mb Moll/Neatfoot/Yeoman Hanger: Elizabeth Klett Master Tiltyard/Lord Noland: Tricia G Master Gallipot/Sir Guy Fitzallard: Leonard Wilson Narrator/Tearcat: Todd Audio edited by: Elizabeth Klett

Language:

English

Narrators:

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Length:

2h 54m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

26:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

35:44


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

41:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

32:22


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

38:52