Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 October 2015

240 Pages

8.5 x 5.37 inches

ISBN: 9780719099908

Bookseller Code (06)


The Lady's Trial

By John Ford

Edited by Lisa Hopkins

Published by Manchester University Press

Revels Plays MUP

  • First scholarly edition of a play by one of the most daring and innovative of Caroline dramatists, John Ford, best known for 'Tis Pity She's a Whore
  • The play offers a powerful exploration of both the capabilities and limitations of language, and its role in human relationships
  • Ford's last play, which is a rewriting of Shakespeare's Othello
  • Offers an unusually sympathetic and focused portrait of a beleaguered female protagonist
  • Puts seventeenth-century legal process under the microscope