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Master of Arts (MA)
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The English Restoration’s heightened interest in sexuality promoted the use of rape narratives on the stage. Aphra Behn, the first woman to earn her living as a playwright, used these narratives in her work (specifically in The Rover and The City Heiress) as a means of social critique.
Piccirillo, Caitlyn, "The Force of Seduction: the Use of Rape Narratives in the Plays of Aphra Behn" (2017). CUNY Academic Works.