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Imogen Stubbs
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
bookshelves: autumn-2011, play-dramatisation, radio-3, published-1923 Recommended for: Brailliant et al Read from October 06 to 13, 2011 A Chronicle Play in Six Scenes and an Epilogue by Bernard Shaw Blurberoonies - Shaw's Saint Joan is the embodiment of absolute conviction. Given, as she believ...
The Bittern
The Bittern rated it 6 years ago
My favourites:Romeo & JulietMuch Ado About NothingHamletMeasure for MeasureOthelloMy least favourites:The Comedy of ErrorsThe Taming of the ShrewLove's Labour's LostHenry VIIIHenry VI Part I-IIIUnderrated:Troilus & CressidaTimon of AthensThe Two Noble KinsmenOverrated:As You Like ItHenry IV Part IHe...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 8 years ago
A Chronicle Play in Six Scenes and an Epilogue by Bernard Shaw Blurberoonies - Shaw's Saint Joan is the embodiment of absolute conviction. Given, as she believes, a divine mission to lead the French to victory and nationhood, she is also divinely forbidden to shed a single drop of blood. Her only we...
Reading Adler's List
Reading Adler's List rated it 10 years ago
While listening to the discussion, it occurred to me about three-quarters of the way through our monthly book club meeting that Saint Joan really doesn't seem to be about Joan of Arc at all. As Shaw states in his (lengthy) preface A villain in a play can never be anything more than a diabolus ex ma...
Manny Rayner's book reviews
Manny Rayner's book reviews rated it 46 years ago
Shaw usually gets tagged as a liberal, progressive, left-wing type, but he was a very idiosyncratic one: you often find things that don't fit the stereotype. In particular, he thought that nationalism was a good thing, and that wars between countries were sometimes good too. This led him to support ...
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