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Tis Pity She's a Whore

By: Ford, John Wiggins, Martin(Edited by)

Part of the New mermaids series
0713650605 / 9780713650600
Paperback / softback
822.3
29/08/2003
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United Kingdom
129 x 198 mm, 150 grams 176 pages, 4 b&w photos
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Like Shakespeare's Juliet, Annabella, accompanied by her down-to-earth nurse, is introduced to a series of suitors to her hand.

Like Juliet, she finds all of them unsatisfactory - and rightly so, for the audience know that the nastiest of them is having an affair with her domineering aunt.

Like Juliet, Annabella is wooed by a sensitive and passionate young man whose love she returns - but this young man happens to be her own brother, Giovanni.

When they consummate their love and she, to avoid the scandal of extramarital pregnancy, agrees to marry her aunt's lover, the tragic outcome is inevitable.

John Ford, writing his psychologically powerful and intellectually challenging tragedies in the early years of King Charles I's reign, is a playwright of the first rank, as 20th-century directors have shown both in the theatre and on film.

BIC:

2AB English, DD Plays, playscripts, DSBD Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800, DSG Literary studies: plays & playwrights

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