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Ford, John 1586-approximately 1640

Overview
Works: 768 works in 3,161 publications in 6 languages and 48,600 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Historical drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tragedies (Drama)  Bibliographies  Literature  Comedy plays  Portraits  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Director, Creator, Producer
Classifications: PR2524, 822.3
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'Tis pity she's a whore by John Ford( Book )

168 editions published between 1633 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 4,444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play about an incestuous love between brother and sister
The broken heart by John Ford( Book )

144 editions published between 1633 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 2,589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Classical Greece, the play recounts the story of Amyclas, King of Laconia (or Sparta), his daughter Calantha, and their court. The young Spartan general Ithocles, motivated by pride, interferes with his sister Penthea's intended marriage to Orgilus. Ithocles demands that she marry a greater nobleman, Bassanes. Bassanes proves to be a tyrannical husband, irrational and jealous, who keeps his wife a prisoner. Orgilus pretends a journey to Athens but secretly remains in Sparta in disguise. Ithocles, victorious in battle, recognizes that he has wronged Penthea and Orgilus, and supports a planned marriage between his friend Prophilus and Orgilus's sister Euphrania. Ithocles himself seeks the hand of Calantha, the King's daughter - and she accepts him, instead of her cousin Nearchos, a prince of Argos. The unhappy Penthea starves herself to death; Orgilus traps Ithocles in a mechanical chair and murders him, just before his planned wedding to Calantha. In the closing scene, Calantha dances at a prenuptial banquet, and keeps dancing as she is informed of the deaths of her father the King, her friend Penthea, and her fiance Ithocles. The dance ended, Calantha, now Queen of Sparta, condemns Orgilus for his murder of Ithocles, appoints Nearchos her heir and successor, and dies of a broken heart
The witch of Edmonton by William Rowley( Book )

68 editions published between 1658 and 2021 in English and German and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The play, based on a sensational witchcraft trial of 1621, presents Mother Sawyer and her local community in the grip of a witch-mania reflecting popular belief and superstition of the time ..."--Back cover
A woman killed with kindness and other domestic plays by Thomas Heywood( )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unique edition brings together four plays concerned with 'domestic' themes: Arden of Faversham, Heywood's A Woman Killed with Kindness and The English Traveller, and Dekker, Rowley and Ford's The Witch of Edmonton. Texts are in modern spelling, accompanied by a critical introduction, wide-ranging annotation and bibliography. - ;Arden of Faversham * A Woman Killed with Kindness * The Witch of Edmonton * The English Traveller. In about 1590, an unknown dramatist had the idea of writing a tragedy about the lives of ordinary people, instead of the genre's usual complement of kings and queens
Perkin Warbeck by John Ford( Book )

31 editions published between 1634 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play about an incestuous love between brother and sister
The chronicle history of Perkin Warbeck : a strange truth by John Ford( Book )

43 editions published between 1634 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabethan and Stuart plays by Charles Read Baskervill( Book )

2 editions published between 1934 and 1962 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five plays by John Ford( Book )

23 editions published between 1957 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lover's melancholy -- 'Tis' pity she's a whore -- The broken heart -- Love's sacrifice -- Perkin Warbeck
The lover's melancholy by John Ford( Book )

52 editions published between 1629 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fancies, chast and noble by John Ford( Book )

61 editions published between 1638 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women on the Early Modern Stage : a Woman Killed With Kindness, the Tamer Tamed, the Duchess of Malfi, the Witch of Edmonton by Emma Smith( )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This New Mermaids anthology brings together four plays which centre around female characters on stage: A Woman Killed With Kindness (Thomas Heywood); The Tamer Tamed (John Fletcher); The Duchess of Malfi (John Webster) and The Witch of Edmonton (William Rowley, Thomas Dekker and John Ford) with a new introduction by leading scholar Emma Smith. A Woman Killed with Kindness is a domestic tragedy of property and marriage, adultery and revenge, and strips bare two women's lives in one of the first tragedies ever to be written about ordinary people. The Tamer Tamed is a free-wheeling and witty comedy in which the place and status of women, and the nature of marriage, are subjected to sustained attention, demonstrating one way in which early modern writers were able to challenge and invert social convention, and to at least imagine alternative modes of behaviour. The Duchess of Malfi is a classic revenge tragedy and masterpiece of the Jacobean bizarre, featuring a severed hand, a wolf-man, and a poisoned Bible. The Witch of Edmonton is a domestic tragedy in which Elizabeth Sawyer sells her soul to the Devil to revenge her neighbours. These four early modern plays plays upset old certainties about gender ideology: less 'chaste, silent and obedient' and more diverse, eloquent, and complex. Editor Emma Smith is Fellow in English at Hertford College, Oxford, where she teaches Shakespeare and early modern literature to undergraduates and graduates. Publisher's note
The dramatic works of Massinger and Ford by Philip Massinger( Book )

71 editions published between 1839 and 2017 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For approximately three decades, the abortion debate has polarized America. This comprehensive volume includes bibliographic citations that address the moral and religious aspects of abortion. It covers such topics as the various arguments both for and against abortion, the status of the fetus, and overviews of several religions' stances on abortion. Citations also include references on how Christianity has influenced abortion politics and law, discussions of Operation Rescue, and official statements on abortion by religious organizations
Jacobean and Caroline comedies by Robert Gilford Lawrence( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Queen, or, The excellency of her sex : an excellent old play by John Ford( )

23 editions published between 1653 and 1995 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The selected plays of John Ford by John Ford( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays by John Webster( Book )

23 editions published between 1933 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sun's-darling : a moral masque : as it hath been often presented at Whitehall by Their Majesties servants, and after at the Cock-pit in Drury Lane, with great applause by Thomas Dekker( )

24 editions published between 1656 and 1995 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A line of life, pointing at the immortalitie of a vertuous name by John Ford( )

31 editions published between 1614 and 1972 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lover's melancholy ; The broken heart ; 'Tis pity she's a whore ; Perkin Warbeck by John Ford( Book )

29 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This series presents students with a library of outstanding plays, many of which are otherwise unobtainable, or available only in out-of-date or unannotated editions. The texts are newly edited, with modernized spelling and punctuation where appropriate; and there are scholarly introductions and annotation."--BOOK JACKET. "Ford wrote darkly about sexual and political passion, despair, thwarted ambition, and incest. This selection also shows his ability to portray the poignancy of love and to write entertaining comedy and create convincing roles for women. His Annabella, Hippolita, Penthea, Calantha, and Katherine Gordon rank among the most dramatically powerful female characters on the post-Shakespearian stage."--BOOK JACKET. "Setting Ford's earliest surviving independently-written play, The Lover's Melancholy, alongside his three best-known works, this edition includes an introduction, with sections on each play addressing gender issues, modern relevance, and staging possibilities."--BOOK JACKET
The louers melancholy : acted at the priuate house in the Blacke Friers, and publikely at the Globe by the Kings Maiesties seruants by John Ford( )

35 editions published between 1629 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dedication signed: Iohn Ford. The main plot is from: Daniel, Samuel. Hymens triumph. Partly in verse. With a final epilogue leaf. A variant (STC 11163.3) has "printed for H.S." in imprint. Reproduction of the original in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery. (marc) 99838290. (stc) STC (2nd ed.) 11163. (stc) Greg, II, 420(A*). (vid) 2664. (DLPS) A01055.0001.001. http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A01055.0001.001. http://quod.lib.umich.edu/t/text/accesspolicy.html. This keyboarded and encoded edition of the work described above is co-owned by the institutions providing financial support to the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership. Searching, reading, printing, or downloading EEBO-TCP texts is reserved for the authorized users of these project partner institutions. Permission must be granted for subsequent distribution, in print or electronically, of this text, in whole or in part. Please contact project staff at eebotcp-info@umich.edu for further information or permissions. Daniel, Samuel, 1562-1619
 
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'Tis pity she's a whore
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The broken heartThe witch of EdmontonA woman killed with kindness and other domestic playsThe lover's melancholyThe fancies, chast and nobleWomen on the Early Modern Stage : a Woman Killed With Kindness, the Tamer Tamed, the Duchess of Malfi, the Witch of EdmontonThe selected plays of John FordPlaysThe lover's melancholy ; The broken heart ; 'Tis pity she's a whore ; Perkin Warbeck
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Fordes, John

Ioannes Ford scriptor scaenicus Anglicus

John Ford auteur dramatique

John Ford drammaturgo inglese

John Ford englischer Dramatiker

John Ford Inglise renessansiaegne näitekirjanik ja luuletaja

John Ford toneelschrijver

Τζον Φορντ Άγγλος ποιητής και δραματουργός

Форд Джон

جان فورد (نمایشنامه‌نویس) نمایشنامه‌نویس انگلیسی

جون فورد

جون فورد، 1586-حو. 1640

জন ফোর্ড

존 퍼드 영국의 재커비언과 캐럴라인 시대의 극작가이자 시인

퍼드, 존 1586-1639

ジョン・フォード (劇作家)

フォオド, ジョン

フォード, ジョン

約翰·福特 劇作家

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English (971)

French (11)

German (3)

Italian (3)

Dutch (2)

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