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'Tis Pity She's a Whore | Study Guide

John Ford

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Overview

Author

John Ford

First Performed

c. 1629–33

Type

Play

Genre

Drama, Tragedy

About the Title

The melancholy play 'Tis Pity She's a Whore features a doomed relationship between Giovanni and Annabella, two siblings who fall in love with each other in Parma, Italy. The title is deceptively ironic and hypocritically pitying, especially as the judgmental last line of the play is spoken by the Cardinal, the Catholic leader of a society that publicly condemns incest. A whore is slang for a person of either gender who engages in sex for pay, or an immoral woman.

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