cutpurse


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a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places

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The play works to achieve this on a number of levels--narratively, production, allegorical and brings together the three main strands of interest in the play--doctrinal, political and provocative, "The cutpurse's movement through heterogeneous crowds mirrors both the work of the player and the circulation of money.
Lisa Dillon cuts a cool figure as cross-dressing feminist icon Moll Cutpurse, based on real-life "roaring girl" Mary Frith.
Lisa Dillon is exceptional as the provocative cross-dressing Moll Cutpurse, an underworld figure who refuses to bow to female conventions and instead lives her life boozing, engaging in petty crime and brawling with men.
Thief's missions promise multiple pathways to suit multiple playstyles but your photophobic cutpurse's progress ultimately feels prescribed.
Autolycus holds apparently contradictory roles: socially threatening cutpurse and socially assimilated figure whose machinations unite the play's antagonistic factions, maneuverings that ultimately help provide the atonement that carries the conclusion.
Although the play presents the citizen wives as more respectable than Moll Cutpurse, DiGangi argues, they are no less vulnerable than Moll to sexual shaming.
Moll Frith--"Moll Cutpurse"--in The Roaring Girl uses the same phrase as John Wheeler when she says, "Marriage is but a chopping and a changing." (21) Like the theaters, which Gosson and others called "markets for bawdry," shopping is a source of anxious pleasure.
At that point we turn left down the sloping roadway before taking a right turn into Conan Drive and continue around a gentle curve that takes us into Cutpurse Lane, with high walls lining the roadside.
Cutpurse Wallop is a wanted man, but his fate will be nothing to that of the deacon, if he tells the authorities what he has overheard...
The seed of our destruction will blossom in the desert, the alexin of our cure grows by a mountain rock, and our lives are haunted by a Georgia slattern, because a London cutpurse went unhung.
Mesmerized by the ballad singer's song warning of cutpurses and the crowd's rollicking instrumental and choral accompaniment, Cokes sings along while Edgeworth the cutpurse deftly relieves him of his purse full of gold.
It seems that radiologists not infrequently emulate the creativity of this loathsome cutpurse by gaming the relative value unit (RVU) system.
Gwenda, the peasant girl, is forced by her father to become a cutpurse. She is later raped by the thuggish Ralph and bears him a son who is unaware of his parentage.
Ellen Galford's Moll Cutpurse: Her True History (1984), the works of Jeannette Winterson, and from the 1990s, the powerful novels of Sarah Waters, all serve as examples of historical fiction put to the use of recovering or imagining a silenced lesbian history.
Gerard Doyle's background as a Shakespearian actor lends drama to his reading about a cutpurse and gentleman, set in 1763 and telling of two 20th century children who are accidentally sent back in time.