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The Lady's Trial

By John Ford

By Lisa Hopkins

Edited by Lisa Hopkins

The Lady's Trial
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  • ISBN: 9780719078958
  • Publish Date: Jun 2011
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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  • ISBN: 9780719099908
  • Publish Date: Sep 2015
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    Book Information

    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN: 978-0-7190-9990-8
    • Pages: 240
    • Price: £19.99
    • Published Date: September 2015
    • Series: The Revels Plays

    Description

    The Lady's Trial, Ford's last play, encapsulates the final development of his own unique theatrical aesthetic whilst looking back to the drama of his youth, most notably Othello, whose story is here rewritten.

    In Ford's version, the supposedly wronged husband, the victorious general Auria, does not simply take the word of his friend, the well-intentioned but overly suspicious Aurelio, that his wife, Spinella, is unfaithful: instead he does what Othello apparently never even thinks of doing, and conducts a rational, public sifting of the apparent evidence, at the end of which Spinella is triumphantly cleared. In combining this story of public vindication with his distinctive dramatic style of delicate reticence, Ford offers a powerful exploration of both the capabilities and the limitations of language and its role in human relationships.

    Newly available in paperback, the first scholarly edition of this undeservedly neglected play situates it in its dramatic and historical contexts and helps elucidate Ford's understated, allusive style.

    Contents

    General Editors' Preface
    Acknowledgements
    Abbreviations
    Introduction
    The Text
    Index

    Editor and Author

    Lisa Hopkins is Professor of English at Sheffield Hallam University.

    The Lady's Trial

    By Lisa Hopkins

    Edited by Lisa Hopkins

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