Plays Directory : 'Tis Pity She's a Whore

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    John Ford
  • Written
    1629
  • Overview
    The play's treatment of the subject of incest made it one of the most controversial works in English literature. The play was entirely omitted from an 1831 collected edition of Ford's plays; its title has often been changed to something euphemistic like Giovanni and Annabella or 'Tis Pity or The Brother and Sister. Until well into the twentieth century, critics were usually harsh in their condemnations. The subject matter offended them, as did Ford's failure to condemn his protagonist. "Instead of stressing the villainy, Ford portrays Giovanni as a talented, virtuous, and noble man who is overcome by a tumultuous passion that brings about his destruction." Since the mid-twentieth century, scholars and critics have shown more tolerance, understanding, and appreciation of the complexities and ambiguities of the work.

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6 known characters

4 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Joy Middlebrook
2018, Hippolita/Philotis
The Alma Tavern Theatre
Hannah Raymond-Cox
2017, Hippolita
Paradise in the Augustines
Marie Drisch
Marie Drisch
Actor
2013, Hippolita
Emilia Stawicki
2013, Hippolita
Amy Mallett
Amy Mallett
Actor
2013, Hippolita
Sarah Xanthe
Sarah Xanthe
Actor
2011, Hippolita
Emma Lundegaard
2010, Hippolita
Emma Lundegaard
Emma Lundegaard
Voice Over: English
2010, Hippolita
Josie Bloom
Josie Bloom
Actor
2010, Hippolita
Gemma Head
Gemma Head
Actor
2008, Hippolita
Skipton Cattle Mart, The Carriageworks, Friargate Theatre York
Elizabeth Elstub
2005, Hippolita
Jermyn Street Theatre
Dita Karan
Dita Karan
Actor
2002, Hippolita

Alternative Names

Tis a Pity She's a Whore, 'Tis Pitty She's A Whore, Tis Pity She's a Whore, Tis Pity Shes' a Whore