The Rover

The Rover : Revised edition

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 11mm | 152g
  • Methuen Drama
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 1408152118
  • 9781408152119
  • 374,345

About Aphra Behn

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