'Tis Pity She's a Whore Summary and Analysis: Act 3, Scenes 1-5

John Ford

Summary and Analysis: Act 3, Scenes 1-5

Summary
Bergetto and Poggio enter. Bergetto declares that he will have Philotis, and points out that she has given him a codpiece-point and box of marmalade as presents. An energetic Bergetto repeats his intent to have Philotis and departs.

The group of Florio, Giovanni, Soranzo, Annabella, Putana, and Vasques enter, with Florio telling Soranzo he intends to have Annabella marry him. All but Soranzo and Annabella leave as Florio tells his daughter to tell Soranzo her feelings. Soranzo declares his love for Annabella as Giovanni enters above, on a balcony. But she says she intends “to live and die a maid,” without marrying anyone. Soranzo replies by maintaining his ardent desire and pleading...

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