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Overview

Author

Aphra Behn

Year Published

Part 1, 1677; Part 2, 1681

Type

Play

Genre

Comedy

About the Title

The title The Rover refers to the character of Willmore, who sets the tone for the play and provides much of the humorous content. To rove means both to travel aimlessly and to engage in sexual promiscuity, and the term carries a connotation of disreputable merriment. The subtitle The Banish'd Cavaliers refers to the group of friends who support King Charles I as Royalists during the English Civil Wars (1642–51) and are unwelcome in England in the time the play is set. Unable to return home, they amuse themselves in Naples, Italy.

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