'Tis Pity She's a Whore
John Ford's tragedy, first printed in 1633, is the first major English play to take as its theme a subject still rarely handled: fulfilled incest between brother and sister. It is one of the most studied and performed of all plays of the period, and has been successfully adapted for film and radio. The Revels Plays edition by Derek Roper has been the standard scholarly text since it appeared in 1975. This new edition uses the same authoritative text, but with notes designed for modern undergraduate use. The substantial introduction has been completely rewritten to take account of the studies and new approaches of the last twenty years. It presents the play as an 'interrogative text', in which subversive meanings are inscribed within an apparently orthodox narrative; as a courageous treatment of forbidden love; and as an astonishing work of Baroque art.
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ANNABELLA Banditti beauty Bergetto and Poggio blessed blood born brother CARDINAL cunning CYRUS HOY d'ee daughter dead death Didst Dodsley Dost editions Enter Bergetto Enter Florio Enter Giovanni Exeunt Exit fate father fear for't FRIAR Gifford give grace GRIMALDI hath hear heart Heaven Here's HIPPOLITA honor hope incest is't IV.iii John Ford justice kiss know't lady leave liv'd Lord Soranzo lov'd Lover's Melancholy lust marriage marry master Master Doctor mean Middle Temple mistress Montferrato murderer niece noble nuncio Parma PHILOTIS play pray published PUTANA Q_corr Quncorr repent resolv'd revenge RICHARDETTO Shakespeare's Signor Donado Signor Florio sister soul speak speech sure swear sweet TAMBURLAINE tears theater thou art thou hast thou wilt Tis Pity troth twas twere twixt uncle vengeance verses by Ford vows Weber weep wench What's Whore woman WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN word wouldst y'are
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