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Further thoughts on 'The Rover' at the RSC.

1: This is less a formal review than an informal expansion of my thoughts upon seeing this production. Beware.

2: This is also relatively long, since there is a lot I’ve needed to say ever since seeing the play. 4,642 more words

Aphra Behn: Oroonoko

The school year has already started and one of my courses this semester is about British Literature of the long 18th century.

The first book that we had to read for this course was the book that I am writing a blogpost about today; Oroonoko by Aphra Behn. 2,968 more words


The Rover - review

Review of The Rover   (FOLLOW LINK) by Aphra Behn, at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford. Aphra Behn was Britain’s first woman playwright, and this 1677 play is full of fun … dance, English cavaliers, three feisty sexy sisters, Latin American music, proud Spanish dons, sword fights, a laugh a minute. 18 more words

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Five Fascinating Facts about Aphra Behn

Interesting facts about a groundbreaking writer

1. Aphra Behn wrote one of the first novels in English. However, which of her works qualifies for the title ‘early novel’ is a tricky issue. 353 more words


A Compendium of Women

I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.

A quotation from Virginia Woolf to introduce the women of… 319 more words

Literature Event

Seven English Restoration Plays!

“FROM 1642 onward for eighteen years, the theaters of England remained nominally closed. There was of course evasion of the law; but whatever performances were offered had to be given in secrecy, before small companies in private houses, or in taverns located three or four miles out of town. 2,725 more words
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Senior Thesis: A Detailed Analysis of Aphra Behn's 'Oroonoko'

For the final project of my undergraduate studies, we were required to write a full-length critical analysis of a work of our choosing. I chose Aphra Behn’s ‘Oroonoko’. 411 more words

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