Ford: 'Tis Pity She's a Whore
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'Tis Pity She's a Whore is one of the most controversial plays ever staged in the English theatre. In this illuminating Handbook, Martin White:
* offers an in-depth, moment-by-moment analysis of the play, looking at how it might be performed on stage
* provides vital contextual material on John Ford's social and literary influences
* reconstructs the play's performances in Ford's own time and examines later stage, television and film productions
* guides the reader through the often heated critical and theatrical responses to the dramatic work.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 10.16mm | 230g
  • Red Globe Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2012 ed.
  • 176 p.
  • 0230242995
  • 9780230242999
  • 1,634,360

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'Tis Pity She's a Whore is one of the most controversial plays ever staged in the English theatre. In this illuminating Handbook, Martin White:
- offers an in-depth, moment-by-moment analysis of the play, looking at how it might be performed on stage
- provides vital contextual material on John Ford's social and literary influences
- reconstructs the play's performances in Ford's own time and examines later stage, television and film productions
- guides the reader through the often heated critical and theatrical responses to the dramatic work.
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Table of contents

Series Editors' Preface.- Preface.- The Text and Early Performances.- Commentary: The Play in Performance.- Sources, Intellectual and Cultural Contexts.- Key Productions and Performances.- The Play on Screen.- Critical Assessments.- Further Reading.- Index.
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About Martin White

MARTIN WHITE Professor of Theatre at the University of Bristol, UK. He has directed many plays at Bristol and has worked as an advisor to the Globe reconstruction in London, and to the RSC. His previous publications include the volume on A Midsummer Night's Dream in the Shakespeare Handbooks series.
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