'Tis Pity She's a Whore | Critical Review by Harry Eyres

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of 'Tis Pity She's a Whore.
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Critical Review by Harry Eyres

SOURCE: "In the Grip of Unnatural Forces," in The Times, London, 9 May 1992.

In the following review, Eyres offers a favorable review of David Leveaux's 1992 presentation of 'Tis Pity She's a Whore at London's Pit Theatre, particularly praising the cast's performances.

David Leveaux's striking production of John Ford's incest play looks rather more sombre than it did in the Swan at Stratford: the ambience is more confined and Ford's sickly tableaux of perverted weddings and death-feasts are reduced in scale as we look down at them, rather than gazing up at a platform. But the intensity is greater and in Rob Howell's redesign there are visual details I did not notice before.

The main performances have lost nothing in electricity and the support, always sound, seems to have tightened. Saskia Reeves's achievement is that she makes the supposedly unnatural (Annabella's carnal...

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