The Resource Saint Joan, George Bernard Shaw., (ebook)

Saint Joan, George Bernard Shaw., (ebook)

Label
Saint Joan
Title
Saint Joan
Statement of responsibility
George Bernard Shaw.
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The great Irish playwright's impassioned dramatization of the life and trial of Joan of Arc. Three years after Joan of Arc was canonized in 1920, George Bernard Shaw brought to the stage a more complex and human portrayal of the fifteenth-century French martyr, creating one of the theater's most memorable and enduring female roles. Already renowned for plays such as Pygmalion, The Arms and the Man, and Major Barbara, Shaw presented Saint Joan as "A Chronicle Play in Six Scenes and an Epilogue." The play begins in February 1429 as a visionary peasant girl feels called to lead a French army against the English in the Hundred Years War in order to install Charles VII, the dauphin, to the throne. Rallying the troops, Joan plays a pivotal role in the siege of Orl<U+00da>ans and in the crowning of Charles at Reims Cathedral. The play culminates with Joan's trial for heresy after she is captured by opposing forces and ultimately condemned and burned at the stake. Through the device of an epilogue, Shaw dramatizes the reevaluation of Joan through a retrial a quarter century after her execution that clears her of heresy to declarations of her as a Christian martyr and ultimately almost five centuries after her death, her canonization as a saint. Shaw's Joan is an upstart and a rebel-sane, self-assured, proud, courageous, but still with the naivet<U+00da> of the teenager she was-who challenged the conventions of her time as well as those in power. Having exhaustively researched the documents of her trial, Shaw added a preface and series of reflections on Joan to the published text of the play, which offer further insight into a legendary figure who continues to fascinate, intrigue, and provoke a myriad of interpretations, as well as ongoing productions of Shaw's only tragedy. This eBook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1856-1950
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Shaw, Bernard
Dewey number
822.912
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Joan
  • Christian women saints
  • Historical drama, English
  • Electronic books
  • France
Target audience
adult
Label
Saint Joan, George Bernard Shaw., (ebook)
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781504058476
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
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MWT12351021
Specific material designation
remote
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MWT12351021
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Saint Joan, George Bernard Shaw., (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781504058476
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12351021
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12351021
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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