The Roaring Girl

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(4.8 stars; 4 reviews)

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)


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 (2 hr 54 min)


Act 1 26:09 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 2 35:43 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 3 41:08 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 4 32:21 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 5 38:51 Read by LibriVox Volunteers


well done

(4 stars)

the play is entertaining. as usual with this group of readers some are excellent and some aren't but most do a good job here

Fun read!

(5 stars)

The actor for Moll was particularly great!