Aphra Behn, One of Churchill’s Top Girls?: Assessing Caryl Churchill’s Lack of Deference to Behn’s Legacy
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This thesis focuses on two English, feminist playwrights: Aphra Behn, a seventeenth-century playwright, and Caryl Churchill, a twentieth-century playwright. The thesis discusses feminist politics in the plays of each playwright, with particular attention paid to matters of gender, sexuality, politics, and economics. In the process, the thesis examines Churchill's lack of overt deference to Behn's legacy, and goes on to attribute this lack of deference to Churchill's socialist politics, politics that directly conflict with Behn's Tory leanings.
Hahn, Hayley A., "Aphra Behn, One of Churchill’s Top Girls?: Assessing Caryl Churchill’s Lack of Deference to Behn’s Legacy" (2017). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 1081.
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