'Tis Pity She's a Whore Summary and Analysis: Act 4, Scenes 1-2

John Ford

Summary and Analysis: Act 4, Scenes 1-2

Summary
Nearly all the characters have gathered for the wedding banquet. The Friar begins the banquet by blessing Soranzo and Annabella, and Soranzo receives this blessing while expressing thanks that he was not killed by Grimaldi. He proposes a toast, but Giovanni reveals in an aside that it is unbearable for him to see Annabella married to Soranzo. Soranzo drinks to the happiness of himself and Annabella, but Giovanni refuses the wine Soranzo offers him, and Annabella tells Soranzo not to insist that Giovanni drink.

Some maidens of Parma enter to perform a masque, or brief theatrical performance, to celebrate the marriage, and Hippolita enters with them. She unmasks herself and reveals that she...

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