Aphra Behn (1640-89) was both successful and controversial in her own lifetime; her achievements are now recognized less equivocally and her plays, often revived, demonstrate wit, compassion, and remarkable range. This edition brings together her most important comedies in a single volume: The Rover , her best known play; The Feigned Courtesans , a lively comedy of intrigue; The Lucky Chance , a comedy with a bitter edge which takes a satirical look at marriage customs; and the dazzling and popular farce, The Emporer of the Moon . Under the General editorship of Michael Cordner, of the University of York, the plays have been newly edited and are presented with modernized spelling and punctuation. Detailed annotation helps the reader to visualise the plays in performance and the introduction argues for the importance of Behn's skilful stagecraft and her great success as an entertainer. This book is intended for students of English literature and drama, especially eighteenth-century/women's writing.About the Author:
Jane Spencer is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Exeter. She is also the editor of Behn's Oroonoko and other Writings in World's Classics.
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Descripción Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. 0198121547 G+ Contents are tight; small amount of highlighting at beginning. Nº de ref. de la librería 019280