Noble Ravishers, The

Anon. (1653)

Historical Records

Entered on Marriott's List (1653):

The Noble Rauishers

Theatrical Provenance


Probable Genre(s)


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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