A comprehensive introduction to John Ford's ??i??Tis Pity She's a Whore??i?? - introducing its critical history, performance history, the current critical landscape and new directions in research on the play. John Ford's tragedy ??i??Tis Pity She's A Whore??i?? was first performed between 1629 and 1633 and since then its themes of incest, love versus duty and forbidden passion have made it a widely studied and performed, if controversial, play. This guide offers students an introduction to its critical and performance history, including TV and film adaptations. It includes a keynote chapter outlining major areas of current research on the play and four new critical essays. Finally, a guide to critical, web-based and production-related resources and an annotated bibliography provide a basis for further individual research. ??i??Continuum Renaissance Drama??i?? offers practical and accessible introductions to the critical and performative contexts of key Elizabethan and Jacobean plays.
Each guide introduces the text's critical and performance history but also provides students with an invaluable insight into the landscape of current scholarly research through a keynote essay on the state of the art and newly commissioned essays of fresh research from different critical perspectives.