The Theatre of Aphra Behn
By (author) Derek Hughes
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Theatre of Aphra Behn by Derek Hughes
Book DescriptionDuring the 19 years of her play writing career, Aphra Behn had far more new plays staged than anyone else. This book examines all her theatrical work, explaining her often dominant place in the complex theatrical culture of Charles II's reign, her divided political sympathies, and her interests as a free thinking intellectual. It also reveals her as a brilliant theatrical practitioner, who used the seen as richly and significantly as the spoken.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333760307
(216mm x 140mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 20-Feb-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Derek Hughes
Culture and Sacrifice, Paperback (November 2011)
In this 2007 book, Derek Hughes examines the representation of human sacrifice in Western culture from The Iliad to the invasion of Iraq.
Versions of Blackness, Paperback (July 2007)
This edition presents a new edition of Aphra Behn's Oroonoko, with unprecedentedly full and informative commentary.
Cambridge Companion to Aphra Behn, Hardback (November 2004)
An invaluable guide to Aphra Behn, including a chronology, bibliography, and essays on her life and works.
English Drama, 1660-1700, Hardback (March 1996)» View all books by Derek Hughes
This is a critical study of the surviving plays originally written and staged in England between 1660 and 1700. Each text is analyzed in terms of its political, social and intellectual background. There is also extensive discussion of the contribution of women dramatists.
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Author Biography - Derek Hughes
DEREK HUGHES is a Reader at the University of Warwick. He has published extensively on Restoration drama, his most recent book being English Drama, 1660-1700, a study of the entire corpus of late seventeenth-century plays.
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