The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 72
A look at the life, legend, and literary figure of Mary Frith, aka Moll Cutpurse, 17th century English gender outlaw.
In this episode we talk about:
- A brief biography and its sources
- Moll’s criminal and theatrical careers
- Moll’s gender performance and its reception
- The ambiguous evidence regarding Moll’s sexuality
This topic is discussed in one or more entries of the Lesbian Historic Motif Project here:
- The edited edition of Mary Frith's attributed diary is published as: Todd, Janet & Elizabeth Spearing ed. 1994. Counterfeit Ladies: The Life and Death of Mary Frith Case of Mary Carleton. William Pickering, London. ISBN 1-85196-087-2
- Ellen Galford's novel Moll Cutpurse depicts her as enjoying a long-term same-sex relationship. I reviewed the novel here .
- The Roaring Girl by Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker. The link is to a version of the text at archive.org, but the OCR version has not been cleaned up and is difficult to read.
- A full-cast audio production of The Roaring Girl is available from librivox.org. Based on a brief sample, the performance appears to be highly professional and easy to follow.
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- I found two complete (although not necessarily unabridged) productions of The Roaring Girl on YouTube. Both are amateur productions and of highly variable quality.
Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online
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Links to Heather Online
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