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The theatre of Aphra Behn

Author: Derek Hughes
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Aphra Behn (1640-1689) was the first British woman to be a professional creative writer. In the years in which she was active, from 1670 to her death, she had far more new plays staged than anyone else, and she is now increasingly being rediscovered as an important and original talent. Nevertheless, there has hitherto been no book-length study of her plays. Derek Hughes subtly analyses all her theatrical works,
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Aphra Behn; Aphra Behn; Aphra Behn; Aphra Behn; Aphra Behn
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Hughes
ISBN: 0333760301 9780333760307
OCLC Number: 44518379
Description: vii, 230 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: First Attempt --
First Impact --
Experimentation --
Maturity --
Political Crisis --
Political Triumph --
Dearth and Famine --
'Tho she is now no more'.
Responsibility: Derek Hughes.
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This book examines the play writing career of Aphra Behn explaining her often dominant place in the complex theatrical culture of Charles II's reign, her divided political sympathies, and her  Read more...

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'This is a major contribution to recent scholarship on Aphra Behn from the foremost British authority on the history of Restoration theatre. It will recontextualise approaches to a major dramatist Read more...

 
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