'Tis Pity She's A Whore - Critics

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William Hazlitt
Ford 'delighted in' 'revolt against the established moral order'
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Emily Ricketts
'Tis Pity She's A Whore is 'a warped, macabre cousin of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet'
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Tim Walker
'The love that is shared between Giovanni and Annabella - forbidden because they happen to be brother and sister - is overtly, if not unashamedly, ******'
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Lisa Hopkins
Putana's 'eventual punishment for this is a fitting one: like Oedipus and like Gloucester, she pays the price for her sexual sin by forfeiting her eyes'
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Larry S. Champion
'Ford has built meticulously into his plot' 'pervasive moral ambivalence'
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Cyrus Hoy
'Ford's Giovanni is a young Faustus, dabbling in forbidden love as Marlowe's hero dabbles in forbidden knowledge'
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Paul Cantor
'Ford's attraction to normally taboo themes, such as incest, may be accounted for by his need to get the attention of audiences who thought they had already seen everything there was to see on stage'
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