Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Douglas L. Paterson
This study centers upon a dramatic analysis of three different English dramatic periods, playwrights and their inter-linked plays. The works are: Thomas Killgrew’s Thomaso, or The Wanderer (1656); Aphra Behn’s The Rover, or The Banish’t Cavaliers (1677); and John Philip Kemble’s Love in Many Masks (1790). Of the tree works, Behn’s play received the most recognition; nonetheless, different critics and scholars have accused her of plagiarizing Killgrew’s closet drama. Throughout the course of this thesis an evaluation will be constructed to disprove the validity of that charge by observing specific scenes, the tone of mood, and the characters with particular attention given to the lead female roles.
Whedon, Margaret L., "Rogues, rakes, and lovers: A comparative study of Thomas Killigrew's Thomas; or, The Wanderer; Aphra Behn's The Rover; or, The Banish't Cavaliers; and John Philip Kemble's Love In Many Masks" (1993). Student Work. 3176.
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