'Tis Pity She's a Whore and Other Plays: The Lover's Melancholy; The Broken Heart; 'Tis Pity She's a Whore; Perkin Warbeck

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Ford wrote darkly about sexual and political passion, thwarted ambition, and incest. This selection of four plays also shows his ability to portray the poignancy of love as well as write entertaining comedy and create convincing roles for women. Setting Ford's earliest surviving independently written play, The Lover's Melancholy, alongside his three best-known works, The Broken Heart, 'Tis a Pity She's a Whore, and Perkin Warbeck, this edition includes an introduction with sections on each play, addressing ...
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Ford wrote darkly about sexual and political passion, thwarted ambition, and incest. This selection of four plays also shows his ability to portray the poignancy of love as well as write entertaining comedy and create convincing roles for women. Setting Ford's earliest surviving independently written play, The Lover's Melancholy, alongside his three best-known works, The Broken Heart, 'Tis a Pity She's a Whore, and Perkin Warbeck, this edition includes an introduction with sections on each play, addressing gender issues, modern relevance, and staging possibilities.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780199553860
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 967,552
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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  • Posted December 30, 2010

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    Like A Second (and different) Shakespeare

    John Ford has like sinister themes to his plays and his plays are a bit like Shakespeare's but a bit easier to understand since he's like a century ahead of Shakespeare--or at least the plays are. His plays are dark and stuff and this is the word I can say about them: "um...whoa..."

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