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By Thomas Dekker and Thomas Middleton

What is an only child to do when their wealthy father won’t allow them to marry the woman they love? Provide the father with a “less desirable” option, of course. What follows is an intricate and questionable plan to feign love for the notorious gender non-conforming, outspoken, fighting, “thief”: Moll, the “roaring girl.” With the help of some scheming, a bit of absurdity, and Moll’s steadfast good heart, townsfolk, and aristocrats alike begin to challenge, question, and confront the gender roles of their society, and the assumptions that come with them. Originally printed in 1611, this modern adaptation of Middleton and Dekker’s comedy features a cast of actors and artists, all of underrepresented genders, from all over the country, coming together to bring to life this hilarious clash of strong-willed characters.

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The Roaring Girl

Doctor Faustus pt. 2

Listen in to Sweet Tea Shakespeare’s audio drama production of Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus, brought to you in two parts – you’re currently listening to PART TWO.

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Set in Germany at the end of the 16th century, this radio play explores the life of a brilliant and ambitious scholar named Faustus as he embarks on a dangerous quest for knowledge. After selling his soul to the Devil in exchange twenty-four years of magical abilities, Faustus and his demon companion Mephistopheles will take a journey that will drag Faustus to the gates of Hell itself.

By; Christopher Marlowe

Adapted by: Claire F. Martin

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Doctor Faustus pt. 1

Listen in to Sweet Tea Shakespeare’s audio drama production of Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus, brought to you in two parts – you’re currently listening to PART ONE.

Set in Germany at the end of the 16th century, this radio play explores the life of a brilliant and ambitious scholar named Faustus as he embarks on a dangerous quest for knowledge. After selling his soul to the Devil in exchange twenty-four years of magical abilities, Faustus and his demon companion Mephistopheles will take a journey that will drag Faustus to the gates of Hell itself.

By; Christopher Marlowe

Adapted by: Claire F. Martin

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By Phillip Massinger

In The Unnatural Combat, Massinger offers a world where there exists a thin line between virtue and vice, and warns us that every evil thing we do makes the next that much easier. At a time when cruelty has become the lingua franca of our political discourse, The Unnatural Combat calls out to us from four centuries ago, begging us to consider whither we may be going.

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Unnatural Combat

By John Fletcher

Fletcher’s play is set in London after Katharina’s death, and Petruchio is remarried to Maria. However, he still has nightmares that Katharina will haunt him as a ghost and he resolves to be even firmer with his new wife. While Shakespeare’s Katherina is subdued by her bullying husband Petruchio, Fletcher turns things on their head by letting women tame men. Sit back and enjoy this radical sequel to William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.

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The Woman’s Prize

By Margaret Cavendish

Written in the early days of the Restoration after the English civil war, the story follows a group of cavaliers who return home to find their family estates have vanished and that they have no viable options for income. Meanwhile, their sisters find their marriage prospects bleak and their brothers less than helpful. This band of sisters joins together and uses their wits to navigate the marriage front in the midst of the English Restoration.

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The Sociable Companions