Oroonoko: Adaptations and Offshoots

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Susan B. Iwanisziw
Ashgate, 2006 - History - 369 pages
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Examining the postcolonial applications of Aphra Behn's re-entry into the literary canon, this edition presents seven 18th-century versions of the play and one poem. All texts are supplemented by original paratextual commentary, if that is known, and prefaced by a brief editorial commentary. The tradition of stage adaptations of Oroonoko clearly shows the responsiveness of this series to studies of authorship, gender, genre and theatricality, class and race.

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Contents

A Tragedy
1
Anonymous The Sexes Mismatchd or a New Way to get a Husband
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John Hawkesworth Oroonoko A Tragedy As it is now Acted at
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