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"TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE'

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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.
S. W.

Contributors

Produced By: Martyn C. Webster
Conducted By: John Hotchkis
Unknown: John Ford
Friar Bonaventura Leon Quartermaine Giovanni, son to Florio: David Peel
Grimaldi, a Roman gentleman: Eric Berry
Vasques, a servant to Soranzo: Malcolm Hayes
Florio, a citizen of Parma: John Wyse
Soranzo, a nobleman: Robert Rietty
Putana, tutress to Annabella: Barbara Couper
Annabella, daughter to Florio: Denise Bryer
Bergetto, nephew to Donado: Max Adrian
Poggio, servant to Bergetto: Kenneth Connor
Donado, another citizen: Alan Wheatley
Richardetto, a supposed physician: Robert Harris
Philotis, his niece: Ruth Trouncer
Hippolita, his wife: Barbara Lott
A Cardinal, nuncio to the Pope: Heron Carvic

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"TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE'

Third Programme, 14 August 1953 19.40






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