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Saint Joan: a chronicle play in six scenes and an epilogue

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One of Shaw's most unusual and enduringly popular plays. With Saint Joan (1923) Shaw reached the height of his fame and Joan is one of his finest creations; forceful, vital, and rebelling against the values that surround her. The play distils Shaw's views on the subjects of politics, religion and creative evolution.
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9780140437911
9781483090078
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Grouping Title saint joan a chronicle play in six scenes and an epilogue
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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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subject_facet Christian women saints -- Drama, France -- History -- Charles VII, 1422-1451 -- Drama, Historical drama, English, Joan, -- of Arc, Saint, -- 1412-1431 -- Drama
title_display Saint Joan : a chronicle play in six scenes and an epilogue
title_full Saint Joan : a chronicle play in six scenes and an epilogue / Bernard Shaw ; definitive text under the editorial supervision of Dan H. Laurence ; with 'On playing Joan' by Imogene Stubbs ; and an introduction by Joley Wood, Saint Joan A Chronicle Play in Six Scenes and an Epilogue
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title_sub a chronicle play in six scenes and an epilogue
topic_facet Christian women saints, Classic Literature, Fiction, Historical drama, English, History, Joan