The Rover Comprehensive Guide for A Level

Set text for:
  • Edexcel AS and A Level

With its themes of class, honour, virtue and deception, The Rover has prompted debate and discussion ever since its first performance in 1677. Written by Aphra Behn, who is widely recognised as England’s first female professional playwright, the play also put sexual politics at the forefront, raising important questions about the agency of its female characters.

Consolidate and deepen learning!

  • discussion prompts
  • active learning tasks
  • extended essay questions
  • key literary and linguistic terms
  • links to key contexts
  • critical view boxes

The pack tackles the key stages of text analysis:

  1. Walk-through
    Thorough chapter-by-chapter commentary walks students through each section
  2. Drawing it all together
    In-depth discussion of whole text focuses on: characterisation, setting, context, genre, themes, attitudes and values, language, form, structure, literary approaches
  3. Indicative content
    Supports teaching by ensuring all key areas are covered

Plus! A Further Reading List and Glossary of Key Terms