Overdue Episode 168 – The Rover

March 28, 2016

Andrew Cunningham Craig Getting

Aphra Behn’s The Rover debuted in 1677 to great acclaim. King Charles II loved it, and audience demand led to Behn writing the sequel: The Rover II.

This week, we discuss why a play about the sexual adventures of British exiles in Naples might have done so well at the 17th-century box office. We then talk about what might make it a little problematic for a modern audience.

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