A Woman is a Weathercock

Nathan Field (1587 - 1620)

A Woman is a Weathercock is the first play by the former child star of the Jacobean stage, Nathan Field. The action takes place over a single day in London. A number of suitors vie over Sir John Worldly's three daughters: Bellafront, Katherine, and Lucida. These include the short-tempered soldier, Captain Pouts; the poetical buffoon, Sir Abraham Ninny; and the rich merchant, Strange. Quick-witted Nevill orchestrates multiple sham marriages and young Scudmore plans to elope with Bellafront, while the pregnant Mistress Wagtail seeks any husband who will have her. Summary by Rob Board


Narrator: Bhavya

Sir Abraham Ninny: Tomas Peter

Pendant: Aaron White

Scudmore: ToddHW

Strange: Hamlet

Captain Pouts: Adrian Stephens

Count Frederick: Jim Locke

Nevill: Rob Marland

Sir John Worldly: Larry Wilson

Sir Innocent Ninny: Josh Kibbey

Mistress Wagtail: Beth Thomas

Bellafront: Sonia

Katherine: Leanne Yau

Lucida: Campbell Schelp

Lady Ninny: foon

Servingman 1: MajorToast

Servingman 2: Hannoria

Boy: Stoofy

Page: ScarlettG

Tailor, Bowlers, Parson: Elsie Selwyn

Edited by Rob Marland

Genre(s): Comedy

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Dramatis Personae and Author's Introduction Group 00:04:40
Play 01 Act 1 Group 00:31:56
Play 02 Act 2 Group 00:26:58
Play 03 Act 3 Group 00:25:56
Play 04 Act 4 Group 00:19:09
Play 05 Act 5 Group 00:19:33