Please read the directions document for further information and all the document
Please read the directions document for further information and all the document
Please read the directions document for further information and all the documents I have also uploaded to help you with your response Part 1: 1 page response For this assignment, watch the supplemental videos and concentrate on the primary readings that describe the theatre-going experience in this era. Then, write about a 1 page reaction to what you are seeing/reading. How does this theatre reflect the times? Throughout the whole semester we have examined the ways in which theatre is mostly a reflection of the current culture. How do you see it operating here? Video: Restoration Audiences: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIJXaBflc30 This video is a staging of The Country Wife, but it tries to contextualize what a Restoration play would have looked like back in the day. So I would recommend the first few minutes when the focus is on the audience. Part 2: 2-3 page response 1. For your first part: identify at least three ways that this play is an example of Restoration comedy. Go back to the lecture and find the characteristics that I assigned for it, and give me solid and specific examples. (Make this about 2/3 of a page.) 2. Second, what do you think Behn is doing with the presentation/treatment of women in this play. Some moments, women have agency and doing things for themselves and at others they are being bartered like cattle. I think it is important that the playwright of this play is a woman. Do you see any subversive agenda or theme she is highlighting. (Make this about a page.) 3. Last, go to Act II, Scene II: the first scene between Angellica and Willmore. The scene is inherently about a woman selling herself for sex. Willmore doesn't want to pay and doesn't think that she should. But, in my mind, this scene is about theatre. If I were to say that Willmore is critiquing theatre (possibly Behn's critique of Restoration theatre), find a passage in II.II of Willmore's that support the above statement. If this is, indeed, about theatre, what could Behn be saying? (Make this a paragraph).

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