A contemporary reworking of ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore by John Ford. The play transposes the action of the 17th Century drama to a secular and familiar world. As the text explores womanhood and sexual taboos it shifts between a modern and old vernacular.
What happens when reason and morality are challenged by the power of emotion? Throughout this sliding moral journey, Pity questions a historical male gaze through the lens of today’s gender politics.
Written and directed by Ellen O’Connor, this adaptation of a challenging classical play is a timely interrogation of the expectations placed upon women.
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07 – 13 February 2013: Fringe World Festival and State Theatre Centre of Western Australia
The Men From Another Place
Emily Sky Stokoe
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Iskandar إسكندر R. bin Sharazuddin
Runner-Up: Martin Sims Award for Best Western Australian Production (Theatre and Performance) Fringe World Festival.
“Pity was a relevant and captivating adaptation of a challenging work. Writer-director-performer Ellen O’Connor […] effortlessly marries old English and modern vernacular, highlighting the timelessness of emotion, tragedy and comedy” – The West Australian