Literary Analysis Of The Rover By Aphra Behn

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The Rover by Aphra Behn was published in 1677, is the story of a group of banished Englishmen who travel to Naples, Spain. Along with the englishmen there is a group of women who The majority of this play is set during a time of carnival, this is a major aspect in the plot of the play and one in which I would focus on in staging in a contemporary version of this play. This setting gives Bhen the opportunity to create multiple subplots, as well as creates an atmosphere for disguise and deception. If I were to direct this play today, I think a setting that would be very applicable to that of the carnival would be spring break. Bhen being an English playwright the setting of Naples allowed her to indirectly criticize the English government.…show more content…
In the original this is a scene that uses two characters, one of the englishmen Blunt and a local “prostitute” Lucetta. Over the course of the show Lucetta has led Blunt to believe that she loves him and plans to leave her husband and run off with him, and blunt has fallen for her and thinks that she is genuine. However, by the end of these two scenes blunt is left by the shore while Lucetta has stolen all of his possessions. Blunts cocky personality and love of material things allows for him to be given no sympathy which is exactly the effect I would want to gain. I imagine Blunt as a rich and cocky college student that expects to receive anything he wants because of his wealth, while Lucetta would be a college girl from a less fortunate background and is able to see a way to finesse Blunt out of his material possessions. During these scenes I would not change much in the sense of plot, in fact not much would change except the actions of the characters. Blunt would be extremely outspoken and after the first hookup with Lucetta he would be willing to do anything to do it again, and instead of stealing all of his things Lucetta would use her charm and Blunt’s ignorance in order to get him to buy her things and take her out on expensive dates. It would be obvious to the audience that Lucetta had no real interest in Blunt and that

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