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No. 2: Aphra Behn at 40

A discussion of Aphra Behn at 40 immediately hits into trouble given that we have yet to agree exactly when she was born. Aphra Behn, born Johnson (we think), may have been the daughter of a Leuitenant General, or instead the daughter of a barber in Kent. 651 more words

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Thinking Cap Theatre's Neo-Restoration Comedy OR, at the Vanguard Sanctuary for the Arts - February 19 - March 5

Thinking Cap Theatre at The Vanguard
February 19 – March 5

“Love ceases to be a pleasure when it ceases to be a secret.” … 790 more words


Oroonoko, Location and Date


1. 25. 2016. The British Empire: Aphra Behn, Oroonoko, Location/Date Handout:


“Coramantien, a Country of Blacks so called, was one of those places in which they found the most advantageous Trading for these Slaves; and thither most of our great Traders in that Merchandice trafficked; for that Nation is very war-like and brave; and having a continual Campaign, being always in Hostility with one neighboring Prince or other, they had the fortune to take a great many Captives; for all they took in Battel, were sold as Slaves; at least, those common Men who could not ransom themselves” (Behn 13) 629 more words

Charmes her pretence

The Poetesse Afra, next shew’d her sweete face,
And swore by her Poetry, and her black Ace;
The Lawrell, by a double right was her owne, 47 more words


Aphra Behn and Books Galore

Aphra Behn is proving to be very difficult to get into. I am running around tidying up and dusting this little attic room that is our home until the end of the month because there is a viewing here today, and listening to Mindy Kaling’s ‘Why Not Me?’ which I am thoroughly enjoying, by the way. 1,025 more words

Aphra Behn, Closet Abolitionist?

Posted by: Leah Avitabile

“Love ceases to be a pleasure when it ceases to be a secret” – Aphra Behn

Little is known of Behn besides her writing. 893 more words

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Aphra Behn's "The Rover" at the Granary Theatre, Cork

The Granary Theatre Cork is delighted to present Aphra Behn’s uproarious comedy The Rover. Behn was the first female professional playwright and this Restoration play is one of her most famous and popular works. 76 more words