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The Resource The roaring girl : authoritative text, contexts, criticism, Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker ; edited by Jennifer Panek

The roaring girl : authoritative text, contexts, criticism, Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker ; edited by Jennifer Panek

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The roaring girl : authoritative text, contexts, criticism
Title
The roaring girl
Title remainder
authoritative text, contexts, criticism
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Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker ; edited by Jennifer Panek
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker's comic triumph is as relevant today as it was when first performed in 1611. With its helpful annotations, historical documents on cross-dressing and on the colorful Mary Frith (the real-life model for Cutpurse); and wealth of scholarly interpretations, this Norton Critical Edition brings The Roaring Girl to life for today's readers. --
  • 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. --
  • "Contexts" is thematically arranged to include almost all known documents from the period concerning Mary Frith (aka Moll Cutpurse), among them records of her court appearances, letters recounting the same, and her last will. Also reprinted are significant passages from her purported 1662 "autobiography," The Life and Death of Mrs. Mary Frith. While of dubious veracity the "autobiography" is useful for comparing the play's portrayal of Moll with later developments in Moll Cutpurse lore, which the Norton Critical Edition traces through the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Perhaps most engaging for classroom discussion are substantial excerpts from the 1620 cross-dressing pamphlets{u1D48}ic Mutter, or The Man-Woman and Haec Vir, or The Womanish Man{u1D77}hich appear in annotated, modern-spelling versions. Together they give insight into how gender-bending trends in clothing, similar to those practiced by Moll, were understood in the early seventeenth century; a related passage from A Sermon of Apparel adds another perspective on cross-dressing practices. --
  • Thirteen critical essays chart the development of scholarly interest in The Roaring Girl, from the first half of the twentieth century, when the play received only passing reference, through the work on city comedy in the 1970's and 1980's, to the explosion of analyses through the late 1980's and 1990's when the play became a major focus for early modern gender studies. The more recent critical essays move beyond a strict focus on gender and cross-dressing to explore The Roaring Girl's depiction of other aspects of early modern London, including consumer culture and the contemporary fascination with the language of the criminal underworld. --Book Jacket
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DLC
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-1627
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Middleton, Thomas
Dewey number
822/.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR2714
LC item number
.R6 2011
Literary form
dramas
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
approximately 1572-1632
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  • Dekker, Thomas
  • Panek, Jennifer
Series statement
Norton critical edition
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  • Cutpurse, Moll
  • Middleton, Thomas
  • Dekker, Thomas
  • Middleton, Thomas
  • Dekker, Thomas
  • English drama
  • English drama (Comedy)
  • Gender identity
  • Cross-dressing
  • London (England)
Label
The roaring girl : authoritative text, contexts, criticism, Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker ; edited by Jennifer Panek
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
676922939
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xviii, 321 pages
Isbn
9780393932775
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010043291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)676922939
Label
The roaring girl : authoritative text, contexts, criticism, Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker ; edited by Jennifer Panek
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
676922939
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xviii, 321 pages
Isbn
9780393932775
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010043291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)676922939

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