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The rover (1995)
Call No.: VHS PR3317 .R582 1995
During the seventeenth century, the theatre was predominately a male domain from which women were excluded, especially as playwrights. For Aphra Behn, the first woman playwright, to enter the fiercely competitive arena of the professional theatre was, therefore, a significant achievement. This video shows a complete performance of her stage triumph, The Rover, first performed in 1677. This contemporary production was achieved in collaboration with the Women's Playhouse Trust. Includes interviews ...