Friday, October 14, 2011

STORY OF THE FIRST ENGLISH COMEDY

The plot of the play centres on a wealthy widow, Christian Custance, who is betrothed to Gawyn Goodluck, a merchant. Ralph Roister Doister is prompted by a friend to woo Christian Custance but his pompous attempts do not succeed. Ralph then tries with his friends to break in and take Christian Custance by force but they are defeated by her servants and run away. The merchant Gawyn arrives shortly after and the play concludes happily.

What is the name of the play?
Ralph Roister Doister

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Roister_Doister

Ralph Roister Doister is a comic play by Nicholas Udall, generally regarded as the first comedy to be written in the English language.

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