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'Tis Pity She's a Whore
     

'Tis Pity She's a Whore

by John Ford
 

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The central situation of 'Tis Pity She's a Whore is an incestuous love between brother and sister, and it is hardly surprising that critics have differed widely in their interpretation of the exact meaning and significance of the play. . . . All the love affairs in the play end in disaster . . . it would even be possible to read the play as a series of warnings

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The central situation of 'Tis Pity She's a Whore is an incestuous love between brother and sister, and it is hardly surprising that critics have differed widely in their interpretation of the exact meaning and significance of the play. . . . All the love affairs in the play end in disaster . . . it would even be possible to read the play as a series of warnings against the destructive effects of passion." -N. W. Bawcutt

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N. W. Bawcutt
"The central situation of 'Tis Pity She's a Whore is an incestuous love between brother and sister, and it is hardly surprising that critics have differed widely in their interpretation of the exact meaning and significance of the play. . . . All the love affairs in the play end in disaster . . . it would even be possible to read the play as a series of warnings against the destructive effects of passion."—N. W. Bawcutt

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781105541872
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
02/16/2012
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
422,748
File size:
420 KB

Meet the Author

John Ford (b.1586-1640) was an English Jacabean playwright.

Editor Martin Wiggins is a Fellow of the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham.

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