Saint Joan 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: 9781441727800
ISBN-10: 1441727809
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Publication Date: March 1st, 2010
Language: English

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