Overview

The first English woman to earn her living by writing, Aphra Behn combined dramatic genius and training with personal experience that gave her rare insights into manners and roles. A comic satire, The Rover roamed the English stage for a century and has been rediscovered in our own time as a theatrical masterpiece of wit and daring.
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The Rover

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Overview

The first English woman to earn her living by writing, Aphra Behn combined dramatic genius and training with personal experience that gave her rare insights into manners and roles. A comic satire, The Rover roamed the English stage for a century and has been rediscovered in our own time as a theatrical masterpiece of wit and daring.
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Heidi Hutner CUNY
"This well-conceived edition of Aphra Behn's The Rover begins with a lively, thorough and intelligent introduction to the play. The scholarly work is indispensable."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781105516412
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 2/3/2012
  • Sold by: LULU PRESS
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 525,614
  • File size: 432 KB

Meet the Author

Anne Russell is Associate Professor of English at Wilfrid Laurier University and a specialist in 17th-century drama.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Note to the Second Edition
Introduction
Aphra Behn's Life and Career
Sources of The Rover
The Rover: Critical Issues
Stage History
Notes
Selected Bibliography
A Note on the Text
The Rover
Prologue
The Actors' Names
Act I
Act II
Act III
Act IV
Act V
Epilogue
Post-Script
Textual Notes
Appendix A: Behn on her Work
1. From the "Epistle Dedicatory" to the Second Part of The Rover
2. From "A Pastoral to Mr. Stafford..."
Appendix B: From Early Accounts of Behn's Life
1. From Female Forms of Several Occasions. Written by Ephelia
2. From Gerard Langbaine, An Account of the English Dramatick Poets
3. From "The History of the Life and Memoirs of Mrs. Behn"
4. From The Poetical Register
5. From A General Dictionary, Historical and Critical
Appendix C: Adaptation
Excerpt from J.P. Kemble's adaptation of The Rover, Love in Many Masks

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