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Hughes, Derek 1944-

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Works: 13 works in 115 publications in 1 language and 3,668 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Sources 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PR3317.Z5, 822.4
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Most widely held works by Derek Hughes
The Cambridge companion to Aphra Behn by Derek Hughes ( Book )
26 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Traditionally known as the first professional woman writer in English, Aphra Behn has now emerged as one of the major figures of the Restoration. During the 1670s and 1680s, she provided more plays for the stage than any other author, and greatly influenced the development of the novel. Behn's work straddles the genres of drama, fiction, poetry, and translation. With its full bibliography, detailed chronology, and a description of the known facts of her life, this Companion will be an essential tool for the study of this increasingly important writer and thinker."--Jacket
Versions of Blackness : key texts on slavery from the seventeenth century by Derek Hughes ( Book )
12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aphra Behn's short novel Oroonoko (1688) is one of the most widely studied works of seventeenth-century literature, because of its powerful representation of slavery and complex portrayal of ways in which differing races and cultures - European, Black African, and Native American - observe and misinterpret each other. This edition presents a new edition of Oroonoko, with unprecedentedly full and informative commentary, along with complete texts of three major British seventeenth century works concerned with race and colonialism: Henry Neville's The Isle of Pines (1668), Behn's Abdelazer (1676), and Thomas Southerne's tragedy Oroonoko (1696). It combines these with an anthology of European discussions of slavery, racial difference, and colonial conquest from the mid-sixteenth century to the time of Behn's death. Many are taken from important works that have not hitherto been easily available, and the collection offers a resource for studying the culture that produced Britain's first major fictions of slavery
English drama, 1660-1700 by Derek Hughes ( Book )
17 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Derek Hughes's magisterial work forms a close critical study of all the surviving plays written and professionally premiered in England between 1660 and 1700. This extremely readable volume analyses many individual texts, often in detail and for the first time, and also places them within the whole range of contemporary theatrical output, with its diversity of outlook and constant shifts in fashion and subject. Thus The Country-Wife (1675) and The Man of Mode (1676) are treated not as typical 'Restoration Comedies' but as almost unique plays, profoundly different even from each other, which would have been unimaginable even two years earlier or later than the time of their appearance. Hughes also presents innovative work on the political, intellectual, and social background of the corpus, with extensive discussion of its treatment of women and the contribution of women dramatists
The theatre of Aphra Behn by Derek Hughes ( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
He clarifies her divided responses to the crises that menaced and finally toppled the Stuart monarchy, her innovative portrayals of the evolution of patriarchal political structures, and her interest in free thought and scepticism. Chiefly, however, he reveals her as a woman of the theatre, who used the seen as richly and significantly as the spoken."--BOOK JACKET
Dryden's heroic plays by Derek Hughes ( Book )
13 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Culture and sacrifice : ritual death in literature and opera by Derek Hughes ( Book )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eighteenth-century women playwrights by Derek Hughes ( Book )
18 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eighteenth-century women playwrights ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Eighteenth-century women playwrights ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Eighteenth-century women playwrights ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Eighteenth-century women playwrights ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Eighteenth-century women playwrights ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Eighteenth-century women playwrights ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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