Tis a Pity She's a Whore Characters

Tis a Pity She's a Whore Character List

Florio

Father to Giovanni and Annabella who has made a vow that he will not force his daughter to marry a man she does not love. The story turns on the shocking on the shocking revelation that the man she loves is none other than Giovanni, her own brother.

Annabella

Things become complicated for Annabella when her love affair with her brother results in a pregnancy. In an attempt to cover up this messy situation, she agrees to a marriage with Soranzo.

Soranzo

A long-time rival for Annabella’s hand who has already seduced a married woman named Hippolyta on the promise of marriage when her husband dies. Upon the discovery of Annabella’s incest and its consequences, he also makes a vow. Unlike that made her father, however, Soranzo vows revenge.

Hippolyta

The woman whom Soranzo has previously seduced also makes a vow of revenge. Her plans to get even with Soranzo require conspiring with his servant, Vasques, who winds betraying her by remaining faithful to his employer.

Richardetto

Husband of Hippolyta who is busy plotting first to discover the identity of his wife’s lover and then engaging with Grimaldi to carry out plans to murder Soranzo.

Grimaldi

Respected Roman in love with Annabella who conspires in the plot to murder Soranzo with Richardetto because he views him as a rival for Annabella. He winds up killing another rival, Bergetto, but gets away it because of his high station.

The Cardinal

The Cardinal, acting on behalf of the Pope, grants clemency to Grimaldi to absolve him of legal charges for killing Bergetto on the grounds that the local judiciary is lacking the proper authority to charge such a person of such noble birth.

Giovanni

Throughout the events, Giovanni insists that his affair with his sister is the result of a genuine romantic love. Ultimately, it is by his hand that Annabella dies in an attempt to protect her honor from being stained by a marriage to Soranzo.

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