A fully modernised, annotated edition of 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, Ford's tragedy centred on sibling incest and complex revenge plots. The introduction gives students a wealth of contextual and critical material to help their understanding of this complex drama.
The lengthy, illustrated introduction offers a wealth of critical and contextual information about the play, and explores its theme of incest from an early modern perspective. Sonia Massai reveals the startling originality of the play, which is far more than a dark rewriting of Romeo and Juliet, and the reasons for its appeal to modern audiences.
As with all Arden editions, detailed on-page commentary notes help the student understand and appreciate the play both in performance and as a many layered literary text.
Sonia Massai is Reader in Shakespeare Studies at King's College, London.