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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

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
Rare Books

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

Digital Humanities

Behn: Dull

A recipe for being dull:

“…that perfect Tranquillity of Life, which is no where to be found, but in retreat, a faithful Friend and a good Library…” 102 more words


Milk Punch

“Punch! ’Tis my Morning’s Draught, my Table-drink, my Treat, my Regalia, my every thing.” So speaks the title character in 17th century English dramatist Aphra Behn’s play… 1,105 more words

Food History

"The Emperor of the Moon," commedia-style, at Shakespeare & Company

Gregory Boover and Marcus Kearns. The Emperor of the Moon. Shakespeare & Company 2016. Photo by Ava G. Lindenmaier.

Zoe Laiz and Colin Gold. The Emperor of the Moon. 703 more words


Gay Icon, Intriguer, Author, Adventuress: The Many Lives of Aphra Behn

Bit of a mystery, is Aphra – who says that the reinvention of one’s past is an activity reserved to Hollywood starlets?

She kept her early years a closely-guarded secret. 1,046 more words

17th Century