Aphra behn (1640 - 1689)  behn, the first woman in britain to make a living by writing she served as a spy during the dutch war of 1664-67 but was never. 'all women together ought to let flowers fall upon the tomb of aphra behn for it was she who earned them the right to speak their minds,' said virginia woolf. Aphra behn was the first female writer to make her living through her art she was a significant seventeenth‑century dramatist,the rover being one of her. Cambridge core - renaissance and early modern literature - the cambridge companion to aphra behn - edited by derek hughes. English restoration writer aphra behn penned oroonoko, a fictional love story about an african slave learn more at biographycom.
Examine the life, times, and work of aphra behn through detailed author biographies on enotes. Her pioneering biography of restoration writer aphra behn has recently been released in a new, updated and revised edition here she tells us. Information on aphra behn spy, traveller and pioneering female writer aphra benn's story of an african prince sold into slavery is considered one of the. Dramatist and novelist spied for charles ii in antwerp aphra behn published her novel oroonoko, or the history of the royal slave in 1688 it was adapted for.
Aphra behn, (born 1640, harbledown, kent, eng—died april 16, 1689, london), english dramatist, fiction writer, and poet who was the first englishwoman. The latest tweets from dr aphra behn (@shaker_aphra) feminist/geek/ professor of historical ladybusiness shakesville contributor hoosier/bluenose. Aphra behn was the first english woman to earn her living as a writer her fiction — including a work critical of slavery — is often political and her plays are.
Aphra behn is a true feminist hero at a time when women were bought and sold through arranged marriages, she had the guts to satirise such. Find out more about aphra behn's life and works at the british library. Aphra behn europe was founded by the distinguished scholar and translator, professor bernard dhuicq, to promote the knowledge and appreciation of behn's . Performed in 1677, aphra behn's play, the rover, speaks to this double standard, which limited her female peers' sexual desires to the realm of convent, brothel.
This paper traces the peculiar relationship between aphra behn, a 17th century novelist, poet, playwright and translator (by all accounts the first professional. This weekend's aphra behn emerging artists' festival comprises four new, short plays written by local women the festival draws its inspiration. Aphra behn (1640-1689) was the first professional woman writer in english literature the page contains a chronology of her life, essays and links to other sites. Behn was a playwright, poet, translator she was a woman in a world of men, a staunch royalist, a spy, and a scarlet woman condemned for loose morals.
- Creator, sir peter lely, 1618–1680, dutch, active in britain (from 1643) title, aphra behn date, ca 1670 medium, oil on canvas dimensions, 30 1/4 x 25 1/4 .
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Biography of aphra behn, the first professional female playwright, plus links to all of her works currently in print. Aphra behn, one of the most influential dramatists of the late seventeenth century , was also a celebrated poet and novelist her contemporary reputation was. Results 1 - 16 of 59 visit amazoncom's aphra behn store and shop for all aphra behn books and other aphra behn related products (dvd, cd, apparel.