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February 2019

Aphra Behn’s The Rover

February 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Sunday and Friday, repeating until March 3, 2019

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until March 2, 2019

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In 1677, poet, translator, libertine, and sometime spy for Charles II, Aphra Behn was the first published professional female playwright in the English language. Her play The Rover, or the Banish’d Cavaliers was wildly popular in the Court, but Behn was dismissed by critics as scandalous, lewd, and morally depraved, due to her frank address of female sexual longing. The Rover on its surface is a fresh, lighthearted, and remarkably modern sex romp, detailing the amorous adventures of dashing English…

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