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A Chaste Maid in Cheapside is a city comedy written c. by English Renaissance playwright Thomas Middleton. Unpublished until and long- neglected. A Chaste Maid in Cheapside Yes, you are a dull maid alate, methinks you had need have somewhat to quicken . Able to daunt a maid brought up i' the city;.
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Visit the Australia site Continue on UK site. Middleton's comedy may not be subtle, and his double dealers are great ones for the double entendre, but the writer knew the difference between satire and mere silliness. The production draws no such line. Box office: Then tours to Bath, Huddersfield and Guildford.
Topics Theatre. Reuse this content. This is important because if they have a child, Sir Walter a relation of theirs will not inherit their fortune, on which he has confidently depended, going so far as to live beyond his means.
A maid tells the Kixes that Touchwood makes a special fertility potion; Touchwood deceives his way into the bed of Lady Kix. After an abortive attempt to elope with Touchwood Junior, Moll is guarded at home.
The day before the wedding, Moll flees her parents' home again. Caught while attempting to cross the Thames , she is drenched and seems to fall sick upon being brought home.
Touchwood Junior and Sir Walter fight in the street, and both are wounded. Sir Walter believes that he is near death.
At Allwit's house, he repents all of his sins, condemning the Allwits for indulging him. When news is brought that Lady Kix is pregnant thus ruining Sir Walter's prospects , the Allwits kick him out and plan to sell all Sir Walter's gifts and move to a home in The Strand.
Moll continues to be very sick; when Touchwood Senior brings word that his brother has died, she faints and appears to die while Susan, her servant, is let in on a secret plan. Saddened, the Yellowhammers agree to Touchwood Senior's request that the young lovers receive a joint burial.