'Tis Pity She's a Whore

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Bloomsbury Publishing, May 29, 2014 - Drama - 176 pages
Like Shakespeare's Juliet, Annabella, accompanied by her down-to-earth
nurse, is introduced to a series of suitors to her hand. Like Juliet,
she finds all of them unsatisfactory - and rightly so, for the audience
know that the nastiest of them is having an affair with her domineering
aunt. Like Juliet, Annabella is wooed by a sensitive and passionate
young man whose love she returns - but this young man happens to be her
own brother, Giovanni. When they consummate their love and she, to
avoid the scandal of extramarital pregnancy, agrees to marry her aunt's
lover, the tragic outcome is inevitable. John Ford, writing his
psychologically powerful and intellectually challenging tragedies in
the early years of King Charles I's reign, is a playwright of the first
rank, as 20th-century directors have shown both in the theatre and on
film.
 

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For some reason I thought this was an Elizabethan comedy and not a Jacobean revenge play. Kinda gives the last scene a bit more oomph... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Abbreviations
35
Further Reading
37
Major British Productions in the Twentieth Century
38
Tis Pity Shes a Whore
41
Commendatory Verse
42
Dedicatory Epistle
43
The Persons of the Play
45
The Play
47
Printers Afterword
165
List of Characters from the 1633 Quarto
166
Copyright

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Martin Wiggins is a Fellow of the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham.

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