Saint Joan: A Chronicle Play in Six Scenes & an Epilogue (Shaw Library)
Publish date: January 1st 1989
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
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...
I didn't care much for this play, and the epilogue was completely unnecessary. In fact, for me the epilogue all but ruined what power there was in the play itself. I don't think that Joan of Arc's life can be boiled down into a short play, because there isn't enough time to really get into her hea...
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...
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...
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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