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

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With Saint Joan, Shaw reached the height of his fame as a dramatist. Fascinated by the story of Joan of Arc (canonized in 1920), but unhappy with "the whitewash which disfigures her beyond recognition," he presents a realistic Joan: proud, intolerant, naïve, foolhardy, always brave-a rebel who challenged the conventions and values of her day.
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Full 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
title_short Saint Joan :
title_sub a chronicle play in six scenes and an epilogue
topic_facet Christian women saints, Classic Literature, Fiction, Historical drama, English, History, Joan