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A Night at the Theatre (Aphra Behn)

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 4, 5
Page count: 18

Author

Marie-Louise
Jensen

Appeared in

Daughters of Time: Exceptional Women; Extraordinary Stories

Story Summary

Aphra Behn (the first women to purportedly make a living as a writer) takes her goddaughter, Jenny, to the theater to see her newest play. Fortunately for Jenny, an unexpected emergency leaves her in the care of a young stage hand and allows her to see the inner workings of stage production.