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  §14. "Ralph Roister Doister". V. Early English Comedy. Vol. 5. The Drama to 1642, Part One. The Cambridge History ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Roister Doister is as vainglorious and credulous as Pyrgopolinices, and he covets dame Custance’s “thousande pounde” rather than herself.
It does not even need Merygreeke’s preverse misreading of the love-letter in Roister Doister’s presence to make the widow “fume and frette and rage.” The braggart is again overcome by his second repulse, and begins to “blubber,” till his companion prompts him to seek revenge.
Yet, though Merygreeke makes of Roister Doister his “chiefe banker both for meate and money” he follows and serves him less for gain than for fun.
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 Nicholas Udall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nicholas Udall (1504 - December 23, 1556), was an English playwright and schoolmaster, the author of Ralph Roister Doister, regarded by many as the first comedy written in the English language.
Udall was born in Hampshire and was educated at Westminster School and at Corpus Christi College, Oxford.
Ralph Roister Doister (which is generally regarded as the first English-language comedy) was written specifically for schoolboys to perform, but was not published until after the author's death.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nicholas_Udall   (230 words)

 The Earliest English Comedies
It was a reincarnation of Miles Gloriosus whom Udall introduced to the English stage about 1535 in Ralph Roister Doister, the first comedy in the English language.
Doister has a parasitic and unscrupulous companion, Matthew Merigreek, who is in part the scoundrelly valet of the Italian commedia dell' arte, and in part the Vice of the medieval stage.
Like Ralph, it is in five acts; the action takes place within one day, and the scene is the conventional street with houses.
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 Probert Encyclopaedia: General Information (R-Rd)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In geography, a raised beach is a line of former sea shore left dry through a rise in the land.
Ralph Roister Doister by Nicholas Udall and printed in 1566, was the earliest known English comedy.
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 Academic comedy
Names like Ralph Roister Doister and Gammer Gurton's Needle do not sound especially academic--but they are the titles of plays written by university scholars in the mid sixteenth century.
Both plays adhere carefully to the neoclassic "unities" of place and time, but they are by no means academic in subject matter or manner.
Ralph Roister Doister is set in middle-class London, and concerns a braggart soldier--a character type borrowed from Roman comedy who was to surface later in Lyly's court comedy and Shakespeare's Falstaff.
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 Matt & Andrej Koymasky - Famous GLTB - Nicholas Udall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Nicholas Udall was a playwright and schoolmaster, the author of Ralph Roister Doister, regarded by many as the first comedy written in the English language.
A Protestant, he flourished under King Edward VI of England, and survived into the reign of the Catholic Mary I. He published several translations and commentaries for the benefit of his pupils.
Ralph Roister Doister was written specifically for schoolboys to perform, but was not published until after the author's death in Westminster.
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 Ralph Roister Doister
She came up with this and a few others, but I felt (silly me) that since people had heard of this one (references all over the place, including the popular British TV Show, Black Adder -- "Aren't you the regular Roister Doister, eh?" or something like that), that we'd do it.
The original script was for a play that would've taken about 4 and a half hours to produce (going to the theatre in the late Middle Ages was literally an all-day event).
Video Tape: Yes, despite the fact that Linda was feeling sick, she stuck around and taped the show for us -- that was very nice of her, and we can't thank her enough (well, the actors may wish that the video didn't exist, but I'm glad we have it!).
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 English Drama   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The humanist tradition, flourishing in grammar schools, universities, and law schools, at first produced comic plays in the ancient Roman tradition.
One of the first to depend largely on native English elements was Nicholas Udall's Ralph Roister Doister (c.1533).
It was followed some years later by the anonymous Gammer Gurton's Needle (c.1560), in which a great deal of farcical hubbub surrounds the loss of precisely one needle.
www.geocities.com /Broadway/Balcony/7634/english_drama.htm   (687 words)

 British Literary History Chart
This period is known for its poetry and nonfiction prose.
English literature's first dramatic comedy, Ralph Roister Doister, was first performed in 1553.
Drama: John Heywood, Nicholas Udall, Ralph Roister Doister.
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 Chapter Mascarille <i>to</i> Matthew Merrygreek of M by Brewer's Readers Handbook
Matthew Merrygreek, the servant of Ralph Roister Doister.
He is a flesh-and-blood representative of “vice” in the old morality-plays.—Nicholas Udall: Ralph Roister Doister (the first English comedy, 1634).
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 Ottawa-Carleton District School Board | News Release - April 22, 2005
Friday, April 22, 2005, Ottawa, ON – Bell High School’s production of Ralph Roister Doister has been selected to compete at the Sears Drama Festival, Ontario Showcase, May 10 to May 14, in Toronto.
After competing in the Eastern Ontario Regionals in Perth earlier this month, the school’s play was one of three productions chosen to continue to the Provincial Showcase.
The play Ralph Roister Doister, an early English comedy written in 1535, was adapted by student Jason Abdel Hadi.
www.ocdsb.edu.on.ca /board/news_releases/news_releases_2005/NR_Apr22d_2005.htm   (247 words)

 When They Bomb Los Angeles, Exploding Eyeballs, and Why They Fired Ralph Roister Doister
When They Bomb Los Angeles, Exploding Eyeballs, and Why They Fired Ralph Roister Doister
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 The History of the Kingdom of The West -- The Twenty-eighth Year Photos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Ralph Roister Doister (played by Juan Santiago, aka Tim Converse)
["Ralph Roister Doister" Thumbnail Page] [Main Web Page for the History] [Who's Who]
The West Kingdom History Website was created by and is maintained by Hirsch von Henford (mka Ken Mayer).
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 The Lied and Art Song Texts Page: Texts and Translations to Lieder, Mélodies, Chansons and other Vocal Music
by Nicholas Udall (1505-1556), from Ralph Roister Doister, published 1550
Roister Doister is my name, Roister Doister is my name, A lusty brute I am the same, I mun be married a Sunday.
Christian Custance have I found, Christian Custance have I found, A widow worth a thousand pound, I mun be married a Sunday.
www.recmusic.org /lieder/assemble_texts.html?SongCycleId=403   (686 words)

 The 21 Very Best Letters of the Last Ten Years
In the almost ten years of RALPH's existence, we have gotten some dillies.
We include here, in chronological order, twenty-one that have most pleased, distressed, delighted or irritated our editors.
"We here at RALPH are delighted at your windfall, and wish you the best of luck as you disperse this largess in a fashion that will not force the poetasters of America into acts of terrorism.
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 Children's Acting Companies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
These companies were highly popular, especially at court, where they performed plays, sometimes in Latin, with moral themes and often in the traditional Senecan manner.
Even in those early days, however, there were presentations of pure diversion: Nicholas Udall's Ralph Roister Doister or Plautus broad satire Plautus Miles Gloriosus at Westminster Grammar School (College of St. Peter), while the Grammar School at Hitchen specialized in reenactments of Biblical stories.
These companies were highly favored by Queen Elizabeth.
www.elizabethanauthors.com /childact.htm   (539 words)

 Medieval Mediation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Can we necessarily explain the complexity of the Elizabethan stage, for example, by looking at some of the morality plays just before it?
Everyman, for instance, was probably written at the very end of the fifteenth century, but Ralph Roister-Doister appears within about sixty-five years, bearing a completely different structure, purpose, method, and tone.
Can we claim the former as the ancestor of the latter?
www.bsu.edu /classes/milesii/medieval/anachrony.html   (362 words)

 ipedia.com: 1556 Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
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 Atlantian A&S Links: Comment on Ralph Roister Doister
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 Alibris: Nicholas Udall
The play of the weather,and other Tudor comedies
Ralph Roister Doister; the first regular English comedy
The dramatic writings of Nicholas Udall, comprising Ralph Roister Doister--A note on Udall's lost plays--Note-book and word-list
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 Sears Ontario Drama Festival 2005 Eastern Regional Awards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
•         Justin Ralph (Acting), from Bell High School (Ralph Roister Doister)
•         Christopher Trivisonno (Acting), from Bell High School (Ralph Roister Doister)
•         Rachel Sunter (Acting), from Bell High School (Ralph Roister Doister)
www.ucdsb.on.ca /pdci/regawards.html   (320 words)

 michael macrone | gallery
This duet is based on a childishly simple algorithm which transliterates various literary fragments onto a twelve-tone scale.
The basic text is from Nicholas Udall's 'school comedy,' Ralph Roister Doister (1552?),
Then vp to our lute at midnight, twangle-dome twang;
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 Amazon.com: The Children of Henry VIII: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Children of Henry, Lady Elizabeth, Lady Mary, Cardinal Pole, Queen Mary, Katherine Parr, King Philip, Lady Jane Grey, William Cecil, Hampton Court, King Edward, Keeping the Faith, Lord Protector, King's Majesty, Bloody Mary, Archbishop Cranmer, Anne Boleyn, Amorous Intrigues, God's Miracle, King Henry, Jane Dormer, Lord Chancellor, Roger Ascham, John Dudley, Ruy Gomez
Ralph Roister Doister by Nicholas Udall on page 136
Yeomen of the Guard by W. Gilbert on page 166
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 Definition of Udall - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
Nicholas 1505-1556 English schoolmaster & dramatist; author of Ralph Roister Doister, earliest English comedy, modeled on Plautus' Miles Gloriosus
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 Free Online Library - Search Results - Classic books by famous authors online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
After Nicholas Udall and Thomas Norton and Thomas Sackville, the writers of our first comedy and first tragedy, there came:--
Go to page English Literature For Boys And Girls by Marshall, H.E. Shortly after the middle of the century, probably, the head-master of Westminister School, Nicholas Udall, took the further step of writing for his boys on the classical model an original farce-comedy, the amusing 'Ralph Roister Doister.
Go to page A History of English Literature by Fletcher, Robert Huntington
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