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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
Publication date September 1, 2007
Pages 192
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780713668131
ISBN-10 071366813X
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.46 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $15.95
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Another example of a woman of the London underworld, Moll Cutpurse, who is used by the son of a wealthy but disapproving father to advance his courtship to another. This re-edited text is part of a series presenting modern-spelling editions of important English plays.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

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.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780404534301 Book cover for 9780719016295
 
from Ams Pr Inc (June 1, 1990)
9780404534301 | details & prices | List price $49.50
With Thomas Dekker | from Manchester Univ Pr (August 1, 1987); titled "The Roaring Girl"
9780719016295 | details & prices | List price $55.00
About: A hilarious city comedy by the authors of A Mad World, My Masters and The Shoemaker's Holiday.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780713668131 Book cover for 9780719016301 Book cover for 9781848424005
 
With Pippa Hill (other contributor), Thomas Dekker, Jo Davies (other contributor) | from Nick Hern Books (May 12, 2015); titled "The Roaring Girl"
9781848424005 | details & prices | 123 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.36 lbs | List price $20.95
About: A hilarious city comedy by the authors of A Mad World, My Masters and The Shoemaker's Holiday.
The price comparison is for this edition
With Elizabeth Cook (other contributor), Thomas Dekker | from Bloomsbury Methuen Drama (September 1, 2007)
9780713668131 | details & prices | 192 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.46 lbs | List price $15.95
About: Another example of a woman of the London underworld, Moll Cutpurse, who is used by the son of a wealthy but disapproving father to advance his courtship to another.
With Thomas Dekker | Reprint edition from Manchester Univ Pr (May 15, 1990); titled "The Roaring Girl"
9780719016301 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $29.95
About: An annotated edition of an important Jacobean comedy, which is currently receiving greater attention from critics and on stage because the leading character is based on a famous personality of the time, Moll Cutpurse.

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