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Author Hayden, Judy A.

Title Of love and war : the political voice in the early plays of Aphra Behn / Judy A. Hayden
Published Amsterdam : Editions Rodopi, 2010


Description 1 online resource (303 pages)
Series Costerus, 0165-9618 ; new series 185
Costerus ; new ser., v. 185.
Contents Romance, restoration, and exclusion in The young king, or, The mistake -- High, bold rebells and phantastick courtiers in The forc'd marriage, or, The jealous bridegroom -- Sexual deviance and universal order in The amorous prince, or, The curious husband -- The rake, the whore, and the Third Dutch War in The Dutch lover -- Bleeding hearts and killing darts in Abdelazer, or, The Moor's revenge -- Conclusion -- Appendices. Declaration of Breda and letter ; Proclamations for suppression : whereas by an order- ; Declaration of indulgence ; Proclamations against Popery
Summary Of Love and War: The Political Voice in the Early Plays of Aphra Behn is a study which situates Behn's early plays within their historical and political context. Behn (c.1640-1689), the first professional female playwright in England, is a fascinating study, having traveled to Surinam as a young woman, served as a spy for Charles II, and evidently supported her family through her writing, including plays, poetry, fiction, and translation. Her early plays have often been dismissed as romances, largely because they treat such social and/or gender issues as forced marriage and female desire. This
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-272) and index
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Subject Behn, Aphra, 1640-1689.
Behn, Aphra, 1640-1689 -- Criticism and interpretation
Behn, Aphra, 1640-1689 -- Political and social views
Behn, Aphra, 1640-1689
Behn, Aphra 1640-1689
Behn, Aphra.
Authors, English -- Early modern, 1500-1700.
DRAMA -- Ancient, Classical & Medieval.
Authors, English -- Early modern
Political and social views
Politik Motiv
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789042031739