ICTC’s production of ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore is sparking plenty of discussion.
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Saturday, October 12 at 2PM just steps from ICTC at the Market Arcade, 617 Main Street, Buffalo, NY (just prior to the 3PM performance of ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore by John Ford).

Renowned Shakespearean scholar, Dr. Barbara Bono, will present a talk entitled:
Hypocrisy and Passion in John Ford’s ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore
and will lead a pre-show discussion.

By the time John Ford wrote ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, Romeo and Juliet’s blaze of passion had twisted to calculated negotiation and perverse desires. These talk-back comments will reflect on the rise of love lyric in the late Elizabethan court as an expression of both desire and politics and its increasingly decadent and nihilistic expression under the Stuarts.

Dr. Barbara Bono, Associate Professor in the UB Departments of English and Global Gender and Sexuality Studies, has studied and taught the works of William Shakespeare for over 40 years. For over 20 years, she has been UB’s representative to the Folger Institute of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. In 2016, she organized the year-long region-wide commemorative celebration, Buffalo Bard 2016: 400 Years Since Shakespeare.

Dr. Bono is a subscriber to the Irish Classical Theatre Company.

ICTC’s FREE Speakers Series in sponsored by the John R. Oishei Foundation.