'Tis Pity She's a Whore

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'Tis a Pity She's a Whore [1] (circa 1629) is a Jacobean tragedy by English playwright and poet John Ford (1586 - c.1689) [2].

The original text

Published in Webster and Ford : selected plays. London : Dent, 1933.

Translations and adaptations

Translated into Afrikaans by Danie Burger

Performance history in South Africa

1962: Presented by the University of Cape Town's University Dramatic Society at the Little Theatre in April, directed by Robin Malan.

1974: Produced by The Space, first performed 11 September, directed and designed by Pieter-Dirk Uys with Hilary Gasson, Neels Bezuidenhout, Phillip Boucher, Charlotte du Toit, Leslie Drayton, Andrea Fine, Bill Flynn, Ronald France, Henry Goodman, Keith Grenville, Stephen Gurney, Blaise Koch, Dawie Malan, Pieter-Dirk Uys and Maralin Vanrenen. Costumes designed and made by Neels Bezuidenhout, music composed by Guy Woolfenden, lighting designed by Gordon Sara, dance choreograhed by Pat Whittock. Set construction: Beni Stilborg, Erik Gaard. Stage manager: Marthinus Basson.

1994: Staged by CAPAB in The Arena at the Nico Malan Theatre Centre, directed by Mavis Taylor, with Nicholas Ashby, Nicole Franco, Peter Butler, Paul Warwick Griffin, Marthinus Basson, Chris Weare, Philip Boucher, Mary Dreyer, Karin van der Laag, Nomkhita Bavuma, Rory Avenstrup, Anthony Bishop, Ivan Abrahams, Neels Coetzee, Nkosinathi Gqotso and Sizwe Msutu.

Translated into Afrikaans by Danie Burger and produced by Dinkteater/Think Theatre in 197*. ??**


Inskip, 1972. p. 148.

'Tis Pity She's a Whore theatre programme (Space) 1974.

Astbury 1979.

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