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by John Ford

  • ISBN: 0809094002
  • Category: Dramas and Plays
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: John Ford
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hill and Wang; [1st American ed.] edition (1969)
  • Pages: 97
  • ePub book: 1234 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1103 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 975

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Tis Pity She's a Whore (original spelling: 'Tis Pitty Shee's a Whore) is a tragedy written by John Ford. It was likely first performed c. 1626 or between 1629 and 1633, by Queen Henrietta's Men at the Cockpit Theatre

Tis Pity She's a Whore (original spelling: 'Tis Pitty Shee's a Whore) is a tragedy written by John Ford. 1626 or between 1629 and 1633, by Queen Henrietta's Men at the Cockpit Theatre. The play was first published in 1633, in a quarto printed by Nicholas Okes for the bookseller Richard Collins. Ford dedicated the play to John Mordaunt, 1st Earl of Peterborough and Baron of Turvey.

Tis Pity She’s a Whore - John Ford. John Ford is another of England’s famed literary masters. A Playwright and Poet, he was the most important writer of Tragedies during the reign of King Charles I (1625–49). Tis Pity She’s a Whore by John Ford. His works are beautifully poetic even whilst tackling subjects from incest to the choice between true love or forced marriage. Ford’s work has endured down the centuries although little is known of his life, or, in some cases, even his contributions to his own plays when written with others.

John Ford, writing his psychologically powerful and intellectually challenging tragedies in the early years of King . Пользовательский отзыв - Luke - Goodreads.

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. For some reason I thought this was an Elizabethan comedy and not a Jacobean revenge play.

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When Annabella is found to be pregnant by her brother Giovanni, she agrees to marry her suitor Soranzo. But when the lovers' incestuous secret is discovered, vengeance and bloody murder follow. One fee. Stacks of books.

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Comments

Balladolbine Balladolbine
There is a wonderful academic aura about this book that really helps the reader to understand the extremes of what appears to be a normal world.
Fun. Sexy. Vulgar. Ugly. At its core it is a retelling of Romeo and Juliet in a society that a purity of love can only be found
in the incestuous relationship of a brother and sister.
Hucama Hucama
About as dark of a play as you could find in Elizabethan theater, a twist of a romance focusing on incestuous siblings.
Quendant Quendant
Barely okay. Not a good edition.
Anardred Anardred
The book came right on time and the pages smell like sweet oranges. I've opened a book that smelled like this. Were the pages made with orange pulp? Would buy for my girlfriend if this came as a fragrance.

Update: There were a number of typographical errors, no line numbers, no foot-notes, no introduction what so ever, and no dramatis personae page. The formatting was strange in several places and there were numbers which I suspect belonged to hyperlinks from some online PDF version of the book, which the publisher forgot to delete in certain places, and that was mildly annoying (especially since I'd like to have seen the footnotes that went with the links). I was a bit disappointed. This isn't really useful if you want to use this for performance or if do a scholarly reading either, since there are no line numbers to refer to. I wish there had been some sort of commentary, but I guess if you just want the bear bones text, this is for you... but I'm pretty sure you could find a better rendering of this text online somewhere that actually gives you some context (like whatever PDF the text was ripped off from). Also, the orange scent faded.
caster caster
Had there been no Shakespeare, John Ford's play "'Tis Pity She's a Whore" would never have been written--but Shakespeare's tremendous example not only provided part of context of this play, but also obscures it. "'Tis Pity" is not as good as Shakespeare's very best works (the great tragedies and romances). Ford struggles to match Shakespeare's second-best works (e.g., the great comedies such as "As You Like It").

But judging Ford in comparison with Shakespeare is unfair. Perhaps a few score of writers really match Shakespeare: Homer, Sappho, Ovid, Virgil, perhaps Dante. I wouldn't give Shakespeare a five-star rating and give, say, Pope, Keats, or Austen a four-star rating. Nor would I give Ford a three-star rating next to Shakespeare's five-star and Keats' and Austen's four-star ratings.

In the bell curve of literature, Shakespeare and Homer (in my opinion) occupy the vanishingly small right side of the curve. Very few writers match Ford's achievement in "'Tis Pity." The play is powerful, cleanly plotted, and brilliantly written. In particular, Ford does a great job in creating sympathy for all of his major characters, and in particular for the incestuous lovers at the heart of the play. The play suffers only by comparison with Shakespeare and perhaps a handful of other great dramatists.

More important, the New Mermaids edition is very useful. The introduction is thoughtful and thorough; the page layout is clear (especially important with drama); and the footnotes are generally useful. The editor, Wiggins, sometimes elucidates matters that are perfectly clear--but I would rather the editor take that approach than leave me in the dark.

In short, serious students of literature will want to read this play, and the New Mermaids edition provides a well-annotated text using modern English spelling.
Kulalas Kulalas
This is a highly emotional and well-written work that explores a very taboo subject matter. The play revolves a case of forbidden love, in this case, Giovanni's incestuous love for his sister Annabella. It's pretty easy to figure out after the first few pages that the play will have a tragic ending, but there are several major surprises that happen along the way, and the final scene is unbelievably violent. I'd love the chance to stage a production of "Tis Pity" one of these days...from a directorial standpoint, the script is filled with many interesting possibilities.
Rias Rias
I was reluctant to pick up this book because of the title, but I decided to read it because it was around. I was mildly entertained and finished the book very quickly due to the short length. It is a tragedy in which almost all are killed in the end. I did not care much for the plot, which involves an incestuous relationship between brother and sister. After reading the beginning, it was rather easy to predict the ending. It is not tremendously detailed or emotional. I'm not sure if this is a title that would often come up in conversations between friends or colleagues, but avid readers might want to pick up the title to have read it.
Incest and dirty double hearted deeds that led all to this tragedy!

In cattle and horses siblings are breed that good genes double and bad ones die out.

In humans it engenders a madness of the superego

that leads to downfall and disgrace for all.

" Get thee to a nunnery " is the other side of "Tis Pity She's A Whore".

There is no wrong save "they" said it were so.

For men are but animals and their empty morals

all useless inventions?

We would better in these latter days trust

to DNA science than outmoded conventions.