The Roaring Boy: Contested Masculinity on the Early Modern Stage

  title={The Roaring Boy: Contested Masculinity on the Early Modern Stage},
  author={Daniel Gates},
  journal={Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association},
  pages={43 - 54}
  • Daniel Gates
  • Published 18 April 2014
  • History
  • Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association
The satirical representation of the roaring boy shows how men of a variety of social stations aped the belligerent, courtly, military styles of the upper class. And this stock figure highlights how the demimonde of early modern London, a site where social class is harder to determine with precision, was represented on stage. 



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