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  • 24 Apr 2021
    Dr. Mel Evans, Dr. Claire Bowditch, Professor Elaine Hobby, Professor Gillian Wright

    ‘publick Pleasures and Divertisements’: Aphra Behn’s Late Plays

    The five plays in Volume IV of the Cambridge Edition of the Works of Aphra Behn date from the final years of Behn’s professional career. Three of the plays were performed during her lifetime: The City-Heiress (1682), The Luckey Chance (1686) and The Emperor of the Moon (1687). Two works appeared on the stage and […]

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  • 18 Oct 2019
    Gillian Wright

    What is Restoration poetry?

    What does the term ‘Restoration poetry’ bring to mind? The earl of Rochester’s scurrilous lyrics? Political satire, such as Dryden’s Annus Mirabilis, Absalom and Achitophel, or The Hind and the Panther? How about John Milton’s Paradise Lost, Abraham Cowley’s philosophical essays, or Katherine Philips’s Dublin poetry? All widely recognised as major seventeenth-century poets, Milton, Cowley, […]

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