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'Where Lies this Power Divine?': The Representation of Kingship in Aphra Behn's Early Tragicomedies

Pacheco, Anita (2015). 'Where Lies this Power Divine?': The Representation of Kingship in Aphra Behn's Early Tragicomedies. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 38(3) pp. 317–334.

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Abstract

This essay examines the representation of kingship in Behn's two early tragicomedies, The Young King and The Forc'd Marriage, arguing that they present astute interrogations of the doctrine of divine right monarchy which was peddled so zealously during the first decade of the Restoration.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2014 British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
ISSN: 1754-0208
Keywords: kingship; divine right; politics; royalism; tragicomedy; comedy
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > English & Creative Writing
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: History of Books and Reading (HOBAR)
Item ID: 42023
Depositing User: Anita Pacheco
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2015 08:50
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2019 19:30
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/42023
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