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The History of the Nun

Aphra Behn’s “the History of the Nun” revolves around Isabelle, a nun, on the run. The general audience during the period was meant to feel bad for Isabelle who had sworn herself to a husband who went off to war. 131 more words

Aphra Behn


Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko is somewhat intertwined with a movie I have been watching for my first year seminar: Final Girl. In this class we watch horror movies and discuss gender roles portrayed in the movies. 158 more words

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A Life In Literature: Aphra Behn

It may seem amazing to us nowadays that one of the first female novelists who came from what is deemed a period of such enlightenment, cultural change and shifting boundaries is still relatively unknown, even despite her hugely fascinating life. 296 more words


Oroonoko, or The Royal Slave by Aphra Behn

I’m doing this now because I realised I hadn’t addressed anything from the ‘State of the Nation’ section.

Aphra Behn was a pretty remarkable woman. She was a spy and a playwright, like a 17th century, female, Christopher Marlowe. 238 more words


Play Commentary and Review: the Rover

Although I enjoyed the performance of The Rover, I found it harder to follow than The Taming of the Shrew, probably because I had not read it beforehand. 669 more words

Academic Writing

A WorkbyWomen curriculum (by a partial and prejudiced curator)

In my 2014 WorkbyWomen round-up, I bemoaned the lack of revivals work, which I, correctly or not, attributed to a widespread ignorance of what women had actually… 911 more words


Restoration Women

I watched a fascinating TV show last night presented by the historian Dr Lucy Worsley called Harlots, Housewives and Heroines: A 17th Century History for Girls… 182 more words