Saint Joan

Saint Joan

A Chronicle Play in Six Scenes and An Epilogue

Book - 1946
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Baker & Taylor
The text is accompanied by Shaw's comments upon the history of the Christian martyr and his own dramatic interpretation of her life

Blackwell North Amer
With Saint Joan, Shaw reached the height of his fame as a dramatist. In this play he distilled many of the ideas he had been trying to express in earlier works on the sublects of politics, religion and creative evolution. Fascinated by the story of Joan of Arc, but unhappy with the way she had traditionally been depicted, Shaw wanted to remove 'the whitewash which disfigures her beyond recognition'. He presents a realistic Joan: proud, intolerant, naive, foolhardy, always brave - a rebel who challenged the conventions and values of her day.

Publisher: Harmondsworth, [Eng.] : Penguin, 1946
ISBN: 9780140480054
Characteristics: 158 p. ; 18 cm


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Mar 28, 2011

This is a classic so there's really no point in me telling you whether I liked it or not. It's a play, so it should only take you an hour or two to read anyway.

Here's a list of the page numbers of all the good female monologues I found, though there might be more that I haven't found. There are only two female roles, only one of which has more than a couple lines. There are good male monologues and good scenes as well, I just haven't bothered to find them.

Joan: "ablebodied country girl of 17 or 18"
102-103, 108, 112, 137-138

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