Moll, the storyteller, explains how she has come to be placed in the stocks...
She has a passion for the theatre and the previous Monday had been to see Shakespeare's new play 'Romeo and Juliet'.
She explains that she'd go onstage to act if she could...if only it was allowed. But in Tudor times only men could be actors.
Moll visits a tavern with her friend Robert, one of Shakespeare's actors. Robert will be playing Doll Tearsheet in his next play and shares some of that character's famous insults with Moll.
The next day Moll is back at the theatre to watch the actors rehearse their sword fighting. But she arrives to find that the theatre has been closed by the Lord Mayor.
Moll is unable to stop herself from quoting some of Doll Tearsheet's insults to the Lord Mayor...and so it is that she is placed in the stocks.
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