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by John Ford
Adapted and produced by Martyn C. Webster
(Continued in next column)
Incidental music composed and conducted by John Hotchkis
'Tis pity indeed that John Ford 's most celebrated and most powerful play should be so handicapped by its unnecessarily ugly and completely ridiculous title. Completely ridiculous because it is a completely false description of Annabella, who is not deliberately and certa n!y not professionally immoral. She and her brother Giovanni are 'rapid falcons in a snare,' an ill-starred boy and girl caught in one of nature's most insidious traps When they are not blinded by rheir passion they see the nature of rheir sin with hideous clearness. They are pitiful in their remorse, and their end is high tragedy. Indeed, the whole play is cast in a mould of high tragedy.
Friar Bonaventura Leon Quartermaine Giovanni, son to Florio:
Grimaldi, a Roman gentleman:
Vasques, a servant to Soranzo:
Florio, a citizen of Parma:
Soranzo, a nobleman:
Putana, tutress to Annabella:
Annabella, daughter to Florio:
Bergetto, nephew to Donado:
Poggio, servant to Bergetto:
Donado, another citizen:
Richardetto, a supposed physician:
Philotis, his niece:
Hippolita, his wife:
A Cardinal, nuncio to the Pope:
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