Theater historians credit this work as being the first English comedy. This "ryght pithy, plesant, merie comedie" is ingeniously adapted as a play in verse with wild chases, great pratfalls, slapstick business, double entendres and sheer madness over the eternal battle of the sexes. Vain and gullible Ralph Roister Doister yearns for the love of Dame Christian Custance; but the good Dame is in love with another. Spirited and reckless passions culminate in a battle of epic and comic proprotions as the Dame's household staff of feisty women fight Doister's ragamuffin army in a scene of pure, rollicking farce. Ideal for competition, study, or for introduction to great classical theatre.