The Selected Plays of John Ford: The Broken Heart, Tis Pity Shes a Whore, Perkin Warbeck by Colin GibsonThe Selected Plays of John Ford: The Broken Heart, Tis Pity Shes a Whore, Perkin Warbeck by Colin Gibson

The Selected Plays of John Ford: The Broken Heart, Tis Pity Shes a Whore, Perkin Warbeck

EditorColin Gibson

Paperback | August 29, 1986

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This selection contains the three finest plays of the Stuart dramatist John Ford. The Broken Heart is a classical tragedy of suffering; 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, Ford's best-known play and one still frequently performed, is a tragic story of limitless ambition and social rivalry expressed in sexual terms; Perkin Warbeck is the last great successor to the history plays of Shakespeare. Together they exemplify the unique tone of Ford's drama, in which passion and gravity are united by a playwright with a poetic sense of theatre. This is the only one-volume selection of Ford's plays now available. The texts are modernised and equipped with notes explaining unfamiliar language and historical references. A general introduction gives a brief biography and bibliography; individual introductions deal with the sources and stage history of each play. Longer notes at the back of the book discuss points of staging and interpretation, and there is a full textual apparatus which makes this edition useful for the scholar as well as the student.
Ford, the second son of a landed gentleman, did not begin his career as a playwright until 1621, with his collaboration with Dekker on The Witch of Edmonton. As a dramatist, Ford was extremely interested in psychology, especially abnormal psychology, and his best-known plays are studies in frustration and quiet suffering. His plots ten...
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Title:The Selected Plays of John Ford: The Broken Heart, Tis Pity Shes a Whore, Perkin WarbeckFormat:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 8.27 × 4.57 × 0.83 inPublished:August 29, 1986Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521295459

ISBN - 13:9780521295451

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1. The Broken Heart; 2. 'Tis pity she's a whore; 3. Perkin Warbeck.