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Review: ‘The Broken Heart’ at Quintessence Theatre Group

It’s unlikely you will be familiar with John Ford’s The Broken Heart. Like most early 17th century playwrights not named Shakespeare, Ford’s works are rarely performed: he’s known almost exclusively for ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore. The Broken Heart was not performed between Ford’s time and 1962, when Laurence Olivier included it in the Chichester Festival’s season. […]

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‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore’ at The Rude Mechanicals at Greenbelt Arts Center by Amanda Gunther

Never yet have incest and murder so strangely met…that is until The Rude Mechanicals came to town with their production of ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore. Directed by Jaki Demarest and Paul Davis, John Ford’s Carolingian tragedy subverts the antiquated notions of love and honor, twisting gruesome plot elements into a murderous tale most foul. […]

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