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

5 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Nicholas Sturrock
2019, Soranzo
Sherman Theatre
Jack Field
Jack Field
Actor
2018, Soranzo
East 15 Acting School
Alexander Shenton
2016, Soranzo
The Tristan Bates Theatre
Gabriel Cagan
2015, Soranzo
ADC Theatre
Sam Ruane
Sam Ruane
Actor
2011, Soranzo
Sheridan Studio
Demitri Grammatopoulos
2010, Soranzo
Chris Sunley
Chris Sunley
Actor
2006, Soranzo
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Robert Vernon
2005, Soranzo
Bristol Old Vic & Bute Theatre, Cardiff
Markus von Lingen
2002, Soranzo
Marcus Hutton
1996, Soranzo
Michael Good
Michael Good
Actor
1995, Soranzo
Wimbledon Studio

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