The Rover: Revised edition

The Rover: Revised edition

by Aphra Behn
     
 

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Carnival time in The Rover is a period when prohibitions are temporarily removed, privileges and rank suspended, and women - from convent girls to courtesans - take the initiative. Featuring multiple plot lines, which deal with the adventures of a group of love-struck Englishmen in Naples, Aphra Behn's play explores issues of love, trickery and deception,

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Carnival time in The Rover is a period when prohibitions are temporarily removed, privileges and rank suspended, and women - from convent girls to courtesans - take the initiative. Featuring multiple plot lines, which deal with the adventures of a group of love-struck Englishmen in Naples, Aphra Behn's play explores issues of love, trickery and deception, forced marriage, male power, fidelity, and the excesses of sexual passion. Hers is a male-dominated society, but one with a clear-sighted portrayal of the female predicament.

The play is widely taught on A Level courses as well as on undergraduate literature and women's writing courses. This new edition contains a completely new introduction, and takes into account important criticism from the past decade, as well as a new understanding of the nature of theatre in Behn's time, and the significance of her contribution to English drama.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781408152119
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
12/06/2012
Series:
New Mermaids Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

The editor, Robyn Bolam, is Professor of literature at St Mary's University College, London.

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