Tag: Aphra Behn

The Dawning of Aphra Behn in “Or,”

Aphra Behn (1670)
By Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680)
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Liz Duffy Adams‘s play Or, features Aphra Behn (1640-1689), Restoration-era poet, novelist, playwright, spy, and ABOPublic‘s namesake. The Third Rail Repertory is showing the play in Portland, Oregon through October 10th. The Dragon Productions Theatre Company will be showing Or, in Redwood City, California from October 2nd through October 25th. Or, takes place in a single evening during which Behn rushes to…

Orlando: An Indispensable, Born-Digital Resource

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The Orlando Project was born from The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present (1990) compiled by Virginia Blain, Patricia Clements and Isobel Grundy. That major reference book, covering writers in English from every national tradition, contains the fruits of a great deal of original research. But despite…

Lady Parts: Aphra Behn’s Sir Patient Fancy, directed by Rebecca Patterson


Location: The Wild Project, Manhattan Event Date: March 5 – April 5, 2014 Review Date: April 3, 2014 With a talented all-female cast, The Queen’s Company brought Aphra Behn’s rollicking Restoration sex comedy to the contemporary stage, raising questions about gender and authenticity in the process. Of course, Sir Patient Fancy isn’t alone in featuring…