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:

Joely Curran
Joely Curran
Actor
2019, Annabella
Sherman Theatre
Emma Laristan
2018, Annabella
Amanda Maniero
2018, Annabella
Matt Daniels
Matt Daniels
Actor
2016, Annabella
Courtyard Theatre
Grace Boyle
Grace Boyle
Actor
2016, Annabella
The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Jacoba Williams
2015, Annabella
Sarah Sharp
Sarah Sharp
Actor
2015, Annabella
Laura Wheat
Laura Wheat
Actor
2015, Annabella
Swan Theatre
Julia Kass
Julia Kass
Actor
2015, Annabella
ADC Theatre, Cambridge
Ashling O'Shea
2014, Anabella
Lakeside Theatre
Jemma Burgess
2014, Annabella
Tina Mander
Tina Mander
Actor
2014, Annabella
Old Courtyard Theatre
Tina Mander
Tina Mander
Actor
2014, Annabella
Courtyard Theatre, London
Evelinka Rose
2013, Annabella
Pendley Theatre
Georgia Riley
2013, Annabella
AUB Studio Theatre
Hannah Miller
2013, Annabella
Kelsey Short
Kelsey Short
Actor
2013, Annabella
Rose Bruford College
Lois Deeny
Lois Deeny
Actor
2011, Annabella
Hayley Joanne Bacon
2010, Annabella
Brentwood Theatre
Serena Norman
2010, Annabella
AUCB Studio Theatre, Bournemouth

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