In the 19th century , , , and decided that Behn's writings were unfit to read, because they were corrupt and deplorable. Reissue of the fourth edition of All the Histories and Novels. John Hoyle, Gerard Langbaine, Nathaniel Lee die. Great Fire of London, 2—6 September. She wrote under the pastoral pseudonym.
Dutch burn ships in the Medway. She argued that women had been held back by their unjust exclusion from education, not their lack of ability. James, Duke of York, returns from exile. Women and literature — England — History — 17th century — Handbooks, manuals, etc. Money had to be borrowed so that Behn could return to London, where a year's petitioning of Charles for payment was unsuccessful. Rereading Aphra Behn: History, Theory, and Criticism. There is little evidence that this was the case, and none of her contemporaries acknowledge any aristocratic status.
Her play was published and staged in 1687, it became one of her longest running plays. Aphra Behn's French translations Line Cottegnies; Further reading. In Oroonoko Behn gives herself the position of narrator and her first biographer accepted the assumption that Behn was the daughter of the lieutenant general of Surinam, as in the story. She has written widely on Restoration drama, and edits the journal Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Theatre Research. Tragedy and tragicomedy Janet Todd and Derek Hughes; 7. The Cavalier myth in The Rover Helen M. Series Title: Responsibility: edited by Derek Hughes and Janet Todd.
With its full bibliography, detailed chronology and biographical information, this Companion will be an essential tool for the study of this increasingly important writer and thinker. Aphra Behn Studies Aphra Behn Studies, ed. Possible date of composition of The Younger Brother produced and published posthumously 1696. Elegy for Waller published in the collection on his death February 1688. Popish Plot scare begins in September, with false allegations by Titus Oates about a planned Catholic coup.
The life and times of Behn were recounted by a long line of biographers, among them Dyce, , , , , , , William J. Commendatory poem to Thomas Tryon published in his The Way to Make All People Rich. She is also editor of an electronic journal specializing in early modern literature, www. She had, however, written poetry up until this point. The chapters in this Companion discuss and introduce her writings in all these fields and provide the critical tools with which to judge their aesthetic and historical importance. A view of Behn more sympathetic and laudatory than Woolf's.
Third part of Love-Letters between a Noble-Man and his Sister published as The Amours of Philander and Silvia. The book also includes a full bibliography, a detailed chronology, and a description of the known facts of her life. A feminist critique tends to focus on Behn's inclusion of female pleasure and sexuality in her poetry, which was a radical concept at the time she was writing. At the time of publication Love Letters was very popular and went through more than 16 editions. It also includes a full bibliography, a detailed chronology and a description of the known facts of her life. The Widdow Ranter produced, Drury Lane, November. Reconstructing Aphra: a social biography of Aphra Behn.
Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art. The Rover was republished in 1967, Oroonoko was republished in 1973, Love Letters between a Nobleman and His Sisters was published again in 1987 and The Lucky Chance was reprinted in 1988. Behn was dedicated to the restored King. December, Queen Consort Mary of Modena leaves England for France with the infant Prince. Summers was fiercely passionate about the work of Behn and found himself incredibly devoted to the appreciation of 17th century literature. Political parties developed, the wanted to exclude James, while the did not believe succession should be altered in any way. Behn was not the first woman in England to publish a play.
John Wilmot, 1st Earl of Rochester, born. First Exclusion bill introduced, May, to prevent James, Duke of York, from succeeding to the throne; Parliament dissolved. After her third play, The Dutch Lover, failed, Behn falls off the public record for three years. In all she would write and stage 19 plays, contribute to more, and become one of the first prolific, high-profile female dramatists in Britain. This led to the reprinting of her works. So tho' by different ways the fever seize.
Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, dies. A Prologue by Mrs Behn to her New Play, Called Like Father, Like Son published, April. She is currently working on a book-manuscript on the political activism of dissenting women in Restoration England. This is the first well-documented account we have of her activities. Tragedy and tragicomedy Janet Todd and Derek Hughes-- 7. Second edition of all three parts of Love-Letters between a Noble-Man and his Sister reissued.
Death of Shaftesbury and Thomas Killigrew. A staunch supporter of the Stuart line, she declined an invitation from to write a welcoming poem to the new king. Second edition of The Emperor of the Moon. The performance ran for six nights, which was regarded as a good run for an unknown author. Women had been excluded from theatre in the , but in Restoration England they made up a significant part of the audience and professional actresses played the women's parts. During her lifetime she was also known as Ann Behn, Mrs Bean, agent 160 and Astrea. The Luckey Chance produced by the United Company in Drury Lane April; licensed 23 April.