I ll be honest, I didn t care for this play Yes, I like the complexities of the themes and the strong hints of early American feminism, but the positives stop there for me The language was reminiscent of Shakespearean language without the grandiosity of his storylines Yes, there is also gender bending in this play, but Shakespeare does it much better Perhaps it s unfair to compare the two, but, in my mind, I was forced to compare this play with the in my opinion much enjoyable plays from the Elizabethan era. This is not something I will be likely to read ever again It is a play staged as a captivity narrative White women are held captive by a Moorish sultanblah, blah, blah. Read this for a paper I m writing on Early American women s drama Rowson is a really interesting figure, esp in terms of early feminism in America, and this is her best known dramatic work, but it s not really my cup of tea, and I can t imagine it s anyone s cup of tea since, like well, centuries It s history is interesting to me than the play itself for instance, the play is interspersed with Songs for which the melodies have been lost A lot of early American dramatic works are lost to history. Our living history group put on the play at our Women s History Weekend in 2009. Ah The emotions An old American play written by a woman about American captives on the Barbary coast Some solid feminist ideas, but full of racism Not a win. Best E Book, Slaves In Algiers Or A Struggle For Freedom By Susanna Rowson This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book Slaves In Algiers Or A Struggle For Freedom, Essay By Susanna Rowson Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You
Susanna Rowson, n e Haswell, was a British American novelist, poet, playwright, religious writer, stage actress, and educator She was the author of the novel Charlotte Temple the most popular bestseller in American literature until Harriet Beecher Stowe s Uncle Tom s Cabin was published in 1852.
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