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Attending Aphra Behn's THE ROVER

I lucked into a couple of tickets to the Mason Players’ production of Aphra Behn’s The Rover at GMU. My boss couldn’t use the tickets and gave them to Michelle (“Ann Perkins, you priceless, expensive gem”) and me. 828 more words


A Young Saint

There’s no sinner like a young saint.

This quote comes from Apra Behn’s The Rover.

It is spoken by Willmore (The Rover) after Hellena reveals to him that her brother wishes her to be a nun.

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Women Under Restraint: The 18th Century and Beyond

Aphra Behn’s poem “The Disappointment” left me feeling trapped. The fair Cloris, around whom the poem in centered, goes against the norm of women in the 18th Century. 279 more words

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Cultured Women: Aphra Behn, Maria Sibylla Merian, and Their Influences on Culture

“Art and nature shall always be wrestling until they eventually conquer one another so that the victory is the same stroke and line: that which is conquered, conquers at the same time” 4,521 more words

"Deviant" Women

Aphra Behn meets The Blues Brothers

I don’t know whether Dan Ackroyd or John Landis was the Restoration Theatre fan who decided that a homage to Aphra Behn should define one of the best scenes in The Blues Brothers (1980). 480 more words

Cultured Women: Aphra Behn and Maria Sibylla Merian's Influences on Culture Annotated Bibliography

Originally I had chosen to research all classes of women throughout all countries of Europe and evaluate how these women were often stuck and confined to the classes in which they’d been born; if they were not born royal, then they’d most likely never be royal. 846 more words

"Deviant" Women

Some of Life's Treasures

“That perfect Tranquillity of Life, which is nowhere to be found but in retreat, a faithful Friend and a good Library.” ~From The Lucky Chance…

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