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Roland Joffé's 'Tis Pity She's a Whore

Sunday, January 25, 2015
Beatrice Theatre
3:00 pm

Event hosted by: SVA Theatre

Event hosted by: The Shakespeare Society

Event hosted by: Red Bull Theater

Reserve Tickets

Presented by SVA Theatre, The Shakespeare Society, and Red Bull Theater
‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore (1980)
BBC Television; 135 minutes
In the 1970s Roland Joffé (best known as the director of the Academy Award-Winning film The Killing Fields) directed some of television’s finest social-realist films, and he applied the approach to this truly remarkable version of John Ford’s drama. A tale of incestuous passion written around 1629 is translated to the early Victorian period and turned to critique the sexual and economic hypocrisies of the 19th century – and of the first years of Thatcherism. Starring Cherie Lunghi, Tim Pigott-Smith, and Kenneth Cranham.
Followed by a discussion with classical theater directors Jesse Berger and Michael Sexton, in conversation with SVA faculty member Mary Lee Grisanti.
Tickets available by clicking here or on the ticket icon above.
FREE for SVA students, faculty, and staff — please present your ID at the door.  You may request up to two tickets per person.
For Shakespeare Society Member discount tickets, call 212.343.3101
For Red Bull Theater Member Discount Tickets, call 212.343.7394