Saint Joan: A Chronicle Play in Six Scenes and an Epilogue By Bernard Shaw, Amy Irving (Read by), Edward Herrmann (Read by) Cover Image
By Bernard Shaw, Amy Irving (Read by), Edward Herrmann (Read by)
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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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781441727794
ISBN-10: 1441727795
Publisher: Craig Black
Publication Date: March 15th, 2012
Language: English

Saint Joan: A Chronicle Play in Six Scenes and an Epilogue (Compact Disc)