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[Saint Joan

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p2010.
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Unabridged.
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"Joan of Arc, a village girl from the Vosges, was born about 1412--burnt for heresy, witchcraft, and sorcery in 1431--rehabilitated after a fashion in 1456--designated Venerable in 1904--declared Blessed in 1908--and finally canonized in 1920. She is the most notable Warrior-Saint in the Christian calendar, and the queerest fish among the eccentric worthies of the Middle Ages."--George Bernard Shaw

With Saint Joan, Shaw reached the height of his fame as a dramatist. Fascinated by the story of Joan of Arc but unhappy with "the whitewash which disfigures her beyond recognition," he presents a realistic Joan at war not just with British invaders but with realpolitik. This is a masterpiece of the theater of ideas, presented in the most eloquent, vital, human, and moving terms. Blackstone commissioned this production from the award-winning Hollywood Theater of the Ear.

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auth_author2Herrmann, Edward, 1943-2014.
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Rasovsky, Yuri.
Tabori, Kristoffer.
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display_descriptionThe great Irish playwright's impassioned dramatization of the life and trial of Joan of Arc. Three years after Joan of Arc was canonized in 1920, George Bernard Shaw brought to the stage a more complex and human portrayal of the fifteenth-century French martyr, creating one of the theater's most memorable and enduring female roles. Already renowned for plays such as Pygmalion, The Arms and the Man, and Major Barbara, Shaw presented Saint Joan as "A Chronicle Play in Six Scenes and an Epilogue." The play begins in February 1429 as a visionary peasant girl feels called to lead a French army against the English in the Hundred Years War in order to install Charles VII, the dauphin, to the throne. Rallying the troops, Joan plays a pivotal role in the siege of Orléans and in the crowning of Charles at Reims Cathedral. The play culminates with Joan's trial for heresy after she is captured by opposing forces and ultimately condemned and burned at the stake. Through the device of an epilogue, Shaw dramatizes the reevaluation of Joan through a retrial a quarter century after her execution that clears her of heresy to declarations of her as a Christian martyr and ultimately almost five centuries after her death, her canonization as a saint. Shaw's Joan is an upstart and a rebel-sane, self-assured, proud, courageous, but still with the naiveté of the teenager she was-who challenged the conventions of her time as well as those in power. Having exhaustively researched the documents of her trial, Shaw added a preface and series of reflections on Joan to the published text of the play, which offer further insight into a legendary figure who continues to fascinate, intrigue, and provoke a myriad of interpretations, as well as ongoing productions of Shaw's only tragedy. This eBook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
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Christian women saints -- Drama
Electronic books
France -- History -- Charles VII, 1422-1461 -- Drama
Historical drama, English
Irish drama -- 19th century
Joan, -- of Arc, Saint, -- 1412-1431 -- Drama
Promptbooks
Saints -- Drama
Sound recording
title_display[Saint Joan
title_fullSaint Joan [compact disc] / by Bernard Shaw
Saint Joan [electronic resource] / George Bernard Shaw
Saint Joan [electronic resource] Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950.
[Saint Joan [electronic resource] / George Bernard Shaw]
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topic_facetChristian women saints
Drama
Electronic books
Historical drama, English
History
Joan
Promptbooks
Saints