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Nobody's StoryThe Vanishing Acts of Women Writers in the Marketplace, 1670–1820$
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Catherine Gallagher

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780198182436

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182436.001.0001

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Who Was That Masked Woman?

Who Was That Masked Woman?

The Prostitute and the Playwright in the Works of Aphra Behn

(p.1) 1 Who Was That Masked Woman?
Nobody's Story

Catherine Gallagher

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses primarily the theatrical representation of Aphra Behn. It shows why and how she staged her simultaneous presence and absence in the theatre. The chapter dares to use the metaphor of the author as prostitute to create distinctions between the obliging playwright and the withholding private person, the woman's body and her self, the stage and real life.

Keywords:   theatrical representation, Aphra Behn, metaphor, prostitute, presence, absence, theatre

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