Tis Pity She's a Whore

By John Ford

Edited by Martin White

Tis Pity She's a Whore
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  • ISBN: 9780719088438
  • Publish Date: Sep 2024
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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    Book Information

    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN: 978-0-7190-8843-8
    • Pages: 304
    • Price: £85.00
    • Published Date: September 2024
    • Series: The Revels Plays


    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. This Revels Plays edition is a scholarly, modern-spelling edition of one of the most studied and performed of all plays of the period. White's critical introduction explores the textual and theatrical histories of the play, exploring closely its relationship to the particular stage and audience for which it was written. This Revels edition allows the modern reader to become, in Ford's words, an 'actor that but reads'.


    List of illustrations
    General editors' preface
    Abbreviations and references

    Life and works
    Date and Early Performance
    The Play, Performance and Criticism
    The Play on Stage and Screen - a selective history
    The 1633 Play Text
    The Text of this Revels Edition

    'Tis Pity She's a Whore

    Longer Notes
    Index to the commentary


    Martin White is Emeritus Professor of Theatre at the University of Bristol

    Tis Pity She's a Whore

    Edited by Martin White

    Hardcover £85.00 / $130.00

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