Noble Ravishers, The

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Anon. (1653)


Contents

Historical Records

Entered on Marriott's List (1653):

The Noble Rauishers


Theatrical Provenance

Unknown


Probable Genre(s)

Unknown


Possible Narrative and Dramatic Sources or Analogues

None known


References to the Play

None known


Critical Commentary

"The only evidence for the existence of a play of this name is Marriott's entry in the Stationers' Register" (Bentley, 5.1383).


For What It's Worth

For discussion of Marriott's list, follow this link: Marriott's List (1653)


This is one of a group of plays with "Noble" as the first element of the title. The group includes a couple of other lost plays (see the "category" link below); these include Glapthorne's The Noble Trial, another of the plays on Marriott's List, and Glapthorne's The Noble Husbands, a title with a certain similarity with this one.


One may also observe that the title is paradoxical. One example of "noble ravishers" might be the story of the Rape of the Sabine Women, but it doesn't follow that the play was about that story.

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