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Emperor of the Moon #2

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Department
English
Course
ENG337H1
Professor
Terry Robinson
Semester
Fall

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The Emperor of the MoonWritten by Aphra BehnThis was HER second most successful playWritten in 1687There is a lightness in the plotIt is considered a comical farce The play operetta was not fitted out like a big opera because the producers would notdate to finance a costly opera after Drydens Albion and Albanius flopped and the company accumulated so much debtAphra BehnShe was a prolific dramatist of the English RestorationShe is considered one of the first English professional female writersShe was dedicated to King Charles IIShe was a Tory supporterThe Tories believed in absolute allegiance to the king who governed by divine rightShe used her writings to attack the Whigsshe didnt support parliamentShe wrote propaganda in support of the restored monarchyShe was recruited as a political spy in Belgium by Charles II and ended up in debtors prison for a bitWriting Legacyher success depended upon her ability to write like a manVirginia Woolf pr
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