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:

Calvin Crawley
2019, Giovanni
Matt Flawn
Matt Flawn
Actor
2018, Giovanni
East 15
Harry Myers
Harry Myers
Actor
2017, Giovanni
Ned Campbell
Ned Campbell
Actor
2017, Giovanni
Bernardo Castilla Jorge
2016, Giovanni
The Chandler Studio
Kris Macjames
2015, Giovanni
Benjamin Askew
2013, Giovanni
Benjamin Longthorne
2013, Giovanni
Rose Theatre at RBC
Logan Findlay
2013, Giovanni
LAMDA
Levi James
Levi James
Actor
2012, Giovanni
John Lyon Theatre
Robert Reid
Robert Reid
Actor
2011, Giovanni
John Lyons Theatre
Aiden Hall
Aiden Hall
Actor
2011, Giovanni
Wakefield
Sam Trueman
Sam Trueman
Actor
2010, Giovanni
Alan J Mirren
2009, Giovanni
The White Bear Theatre
Ugnius Martynas
2009, Giovanni
East 15 Acting School
Lee White
Lee White
Actor
2008, Giovanni
Ashley Anderson
2008, Giovanni
Joe Evans
Joe Evans
Actor
2007, Giovanni
Jonny Co
Jonny Co
Actor
2007, Giovanni
The Lincoln Performing Arts Centre
Tom Connor
Tom Connor
Actor
2007, Giovanni

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