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A Bold Stroke for a Wife

3.36 of 5 stars 3.36  ·  rating details  ·  94 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Though critics and literary historians have always had to admit that Susanna Centlivre's comedies were extremely popular, they have tended to devote themselves to a search for evidence in them of supposed deficiencies of 'the female pen,' and to pay as much attention to the playwright's marriages and amorous liasons than to the plays themselves. Only in recent years has Ce ...more
Paperback, 158 pages
Published April 11th 1995 by Broadview Press (first published 1718)
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Sherwood Smith
Aphra Behn was a talented, complex woman who could not be confined to a respectable domestic role, but she was not alone is writing exuberantly subversive comedy of manners.

Centlivre's play first was seen in 1718, and its influence is still felt today. Later in the eighteenth century she was considered too indelicate and bawdy, but it's rollicking good fun.
Tehmeena
The characters really make the play rather than the other way around.
Steve
An 18th Century comedy that has languished in obscurity for far too long in my opinion. I enjoyed reading this and would love to see it performed on stage.
Rachel
Would love to see this performed!
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The Busie Body The Wonder: A Woman Keeps a Secret The Basset Table The Gamester The Stolen Heiress or the Salamanca Doctor Outplotted. a Comedy. as It Is Acted at the New Theatre in Lincolns-Inn-Fields. by Her Majesties Servants

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