The Rover

The Rover - New Mermaids

Revised Edition

Paperback (11 Oct 2012)

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Synopsis

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9781408152119
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (UK)
Imprint: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
Pub date:
Edition: Revised Edition
DEWEY: 822.4
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 133
Weight: 152g
Height: 195mm
Width: 131mm
Spine width: 12mm