'Tis Pity Shes a Whore Paperback
by John Ford
Edited by Sonia Massai
Part of the Arden Early Modern Drama series
This is a fully modernized, annotated edition of John Ford's controversial tragedy of sibling incest and complex revenge plots.
As with all Arden editions, it features detailed on-page commentary notes to help the reader understand and appreciate the play both in performance and as a many layered literary text.
The comprehensive introduction offers a wealth of critical and contextual information and explores the controversial theme of incest from an early modern perspective.
Editor Sonia Massai reveals the startling originality of the play, which is far more than a dark rewriting of Romeo and Juliet, and explores the reasons for the play's enduring appeal to modern audiences.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 03/10/2011
- Category: Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900
- ISBN: 9781904271505