Saint Joan

Saint Joan

George Bernard Shaw Dan H. Laurence Imogen Stubbs / Dec 02, 2020

Saint Joan One of Shaw s most unusual and enduringly popular plays With SAINT JOAN Shaw reached the height of his fame and Joan is one of his finest creations forceful vital and rebelling against the valu

  • Title: Saint Joan
  • Author: George Bernard Shaw Dan H. Laurence Imogen Stubbs
  • ISBN: 9780140437911
  • Page: 410
  • Format: Paperback
  • One of Shaw s most unusual and enduringly popular plays With SAINT JOAN 1923 Shaw reached the height of his fame and Joan is one of his finest creations forceful, vital, and rebelling against the values that surround her The play distils Shaw s views on the subjects of politics, religion and creative evolution.

    Saint Joan play Saint Joan May , Young Joan of Arc comes to the palace in France to make The Dauphin King of France and is appointed to head the French Army After winning many battles she is not needed any longer and soon she is thought of as a witch Written by McGinty McGinty aol Plot Summary Add Synopsis Joan of Arc Biography, Accomplishments, Facts Britannica Joan was the daughter of a tenant farmer at Domrmy, on the borders of the duchies of Bar and Lorraine In her mission of expelling the English and their Burgundian allies from the Valois kingdom of France, she felt herself to be guided by the voices of St Michael, St Catherine of Alexandria, and St St Joan of Arc The Patron Saint of Soldiers Nov , St Joan of Arc A.D was a woman solider who led the French army during The Hundred Years War She was said to have heard the voices of St Michael, St Catherine, and St Margaret, who told her that God wanted her to defend France and ensure the rightful heir to Saint Joan play by Shaw Britannica Saint Joan, chronicle play in six scenes and an epilogue by George Bernard Shaw, performed in and published in It was inspired by the canonization of Joan of Arc in , nearly five centuries after her death in Shaw attributes Joan s visions to her intuition and understanding of St Joan The time then moves to , when Joan is declared to be a saint by the Church As such, she now has the power to return as a living woman, and she asks everyone present if she should return This is a horrifying prospect for them all, and they all confess that they wish her to remain dead.

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        George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright, socialist, and a co founder of the London School of Economics Although his first profitable writing was music and literary criticism, in which capacity he wrote many highly articulate pieces of journalism, his main talent was for drama Over the course of his life he wrote than 60 plays Nearly all his plays address prevailing social problems, but each also includes a vein of comedy that makes their stark themes palatable In these works Shaw examined education, marriage, religion, government, health care, and class privilege.An ardent socialist, Shaw was angered by what he perceived to be the exploitation of the working class He wrote many brochures and speeches for the Fabian Society He became an accomplished orator in the furtherance of its causes, which included gaining equal rights for men and women, alleviating abuses of the working class, rescinding private ownership of productive land, and promoting healthy lifestyles For a short time he was active in local politics, serving on the London County Council.In 1898, Shaw married Charlotte Payne Townshend, a fellow Fabian, whom he survived They settled in Ayot St Lawrence in a house now called Shaw s Corner He is the only person to have been awarded both a Nobel Prize for Literature 1925 and an Oscar 1938 The former for his contributions to literature and the latter for his work on the film Pygmalion adaptation of his play of the same name Shaw wanted to refuse his Nobel Prize outright, as he had no desire for public honours, but he accepted it at his wife s behest She considered it a tribute to Ireland He did reject the monetary award, requesting it be used to finance translation of Swedish books to English.Shaw died at Shaw s Corner, aged 94, from chronic health problems exacerbated by injuries incurred by falling.


    1. “Don't think you can frighten me by telling me that I am alone. France is alone. God is alone. And the loneliness of God is His strength.”Thus spoke Joan when her allies, those she had made great, abandoned her to death. Such loyalty they showed her in life. Without her they literally would have got nowhere. Joan was a solider, and in the end they treated her like a solider; they pointed her at France’s enemies and when her work was done they cast her aside. She was expendable to them, a m [...]

    2. Saint Joan: A Chronicle Play in Six Scenes and an Epilogue, George Bernard Shaw Saint Joan is a play by George Bernard Shaw about 15th century French military figure Joan of Arc. Premiering in 1923, three years after her canonization by the Roman Catholic Church, the play dramatises what is known of her life based on the substantial records of her trial. Shaw studied the transcripts and decided that the concerned people acted in good faith according to their beliefs. He wrote in his preface to t [...]

    3. Chronology of the Life and Times of Bernard Shaw'On Playing Joan', by Imogen StubbsIntroduction, by Joley WoodPreface--Saint JoanPrincipal Works of Bernard Shaw

    4. George Bernard Shaw took theater patrons in 1923 back to the Fifteenth Century in his drama "Saint Joan". Joan of Arc declared that she heard voices from God and the saints directing her to save France in the Hundred Years War, and have the Dauphin crowned as the king of France, Charles VII. The teenage Joan, dressed in men's clothes, led the soldiers in the Siege of Orleans in 1429. She was later convicted as a heretic by the Inquisition, and burned at the stake. After papal investigations she [...]

    5. Joan. 'Minding your own business is like minding your own body: it's the shortest way to make yourself sick. What is my business? Helping mother at home. What is thine? Petting lapdogs and sucking sugar-sticks. I call that muck. I tell thee it is God's business we are here to do: not our own. I have a message to thee from God; and thou must listen to it, though thy heart break with the terror of it'.This is my favorite play of all time. because let's face it.I love everything Shaw writesd Joan i [...]

    6. If you missed the last 600 years, let me tell you about the famous Jeanne d'Arc. Joan, as you're more likely to know her, began as a young farm girl, but when she heard the voices of her Lord and myriad saints beseeching her to take action against the horde of English soldiers encroaching upon her French homeland, she showed up on the doorstep of the uncrowned King Charles VII with a divine mission. King Charles was so impressed by her ambition and confidence that he gave her charge of a battali [...]

    7. Images of Falconetti burned into my mind as I read, perhaps music of Messiaen. Fete des belles eaux? This is a very orthodox tale of moral and legal convulsion. Add a dash of divine nationalism and voila. This Joan was rather quick witted, other representations have as a nascent martyr. Her oppressors, oppressively oafish--while Bluebeard muses of the Divine Rights and the souls of lumpen children (entertaining something ghastly--only Allah knows. GB Shaw has impressed me this week, not only for [...]

    8. 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 strange positions. In Major Barbara, he ends up arguing that what we would now call the military-industrial complex is positive, because it creates the wealth needed to rescue people from poverty. I t [...]

    9. İş Bankası Kültür Yayınları'nın yayınlamış olduğu Bernard Shaw'un dört oyunundan oluşan kitabın son oyunu "Jan Dark" idi. Jan Dark Engizisyon Mahkemesi tarafından "cadı" ilan edilip yakılan birkaç yüz yıl sonra da kilise tarafından "azize" ilan edilen inançlarından vazgeçmeyen cesur bir kadın Çocuk denecek yaşta hem de "kadın başına" pek çok iş başarmış olması kiliseyi rahatsız etmiştir. "Bir köylü kadını" olarak İngiltere ve Fransa arasındaki Yüz Y [...]

    10. The first scene of this play is one of the most perfect, most hilarious things I've ever read; it's probably my favourite single scene of any play, or at least my favourite comedic scene. The interplay between de Baudricourt and his squire -- "Positive! Now see here. I am going to throw you downstairs," -- never stops being funny.I was hesitant to actually read through the whole play, lest it somehow disappoint me and tarnish my love for Scene I, but I did, and it didn't.

    11. যথারীতি চমৎকার শ - এখানেও।শ-এর অনেক সমস্যা। এই লোক এমন সব দাবী করবে যা প্রথাবিরোধী হতে গিয়ে পরস্পরবিরোধী, অসংলগ্ন এবং অনেক সময়ই যাচ্ছেতাই হয়ে বসে থাকবে। কিন্তু তার আর সমস্যার বিপরীতে, তার ডা [...]

    12. An interesting and entertaining take on Joan of Arc – historically very controversial (especially Shaw's insistence on Cauchon's political impartiality), but that needn't worry us. Historically justifiable or not, the acid exchanges we get between this Cauchon, principled upholder of canon law, and Warwick, who simply needs whatever PR cover he can get for Joan's politically imperative disposal, are one of the best things in the play.There are many other good things too - notably the opening c [...]

    13. A Passage to the Preface:George Bernard Shaw has the unique ability to use his wits to tickle to your bones. This is as much evident in the play as in the preface that accompanies it. In the preface, he talks about practically everything from St. John to Medieval History to Critics and Playgoers. Shaw's satire leaves nothing untouched, not even Shakespeare, and he makes fun of everything that he chooses to ponder upon.Saint Joan's character is in the league of those 'manly women' characters who [...]

    14. جورج برنارد شو لديه قدرة فريدة على استخدام ذكائه بوصف فترة العصور الوسطى مع نظامها الإقطاعي وكيفية التي تم بها زرع بذور البروتستانتية واستخدام الدين

    15. What a goddamn brilliant play. I’ve gone round in my head about this a lot since I finished it three weeks ago, because parts of it don’t fit together quite well to me, and parts of it are hilarious, and parts of it seem overlabored, but those speeches stick in your brain like an earworm and overall reading this left me with weeks of that sense of wonder we all chase after when we read. The thing about Shaw is that he has a vision for this play, and the vision is a huge and grand one, worthy [...]

    16. 4.25 stars, to be exactIt was difficult for me to get into this one until the very end. The second half of the last scene and the epilogue made this play, to me. Its themes are critical of the 15th century Catholic Church and of its insistence of the priest being the intercessor and interpreter of doctrine rather than the people interpreting for themselves. Joan, who respects the church and its leaders, is adamant that the "voices" she hears are voices of God, despite what the church figures say [...]

    17. I first heard St. Joan performed on Chicago's WFMT as a radio play as a little boy. This is to say that my parents listened to it and allowed me to stay up for the whole thing. The production included the voices she claimed to hear. I had had auditions myself in feverish states and the portrayal was fascinatingly reminiscent. The whole while a spider was building her web on the lamp at my right hand, a web finished and already catching moths by the time of the play's conclusion.I next read the p [...]

    18. بصراحة احترت كيف اقيم المسرحيةفمن الناحية الأدبية هي حقا ثرية بالمفردات اللغوية الرنانة الجميلة وأشيد بالمترجم (الفنان) فعلاومن ناحية التسلسل القصصي فهو جذاي جدا وشيق فتشغلك المسرحية ولا تريد أن (تقفز) أية صفحةلكن عقيديا ودينيا رفضت المسرحية تماما ناهيك عن وجهة نظر أحد شخ [...]

    19. Joan of Arc was a strong woman, a feminist and acted on the voice of God that she heard. When she spoke, the clergy and the military listened. She led her country to victory before getting captured and dying after the trial. As is the case with Shaw, his dialogues are brilliant and offers socio-political commentary on the time period.

    20. використати, стратити, виправдати, визнати святою. повторити, можна без двох останніх пунктів.утім, сама інквізиція в бернарда шоу доволі симпатична. він навіть згадує про те, що звинувачені в єресі чи відьомстві частіше залишалися живими, коли за них бралися кваліфіковані [...]

    21. التجربه ألاولى لى مع الكاتب الأيرلندى جورج برنارد شو القديسة جان أو كما مترجمة بالعربية جان دارك تأخذنا المسرحية إلى العصور الوسطى هناك فى فرنسا حيث تقبع فرنسا تحت وطأه الاحتلال الانجليزى، ووسط ضعف الجيش وتراخيه ، فى ظل دوفين ضعيف غير متوج لا يجد مالا ينفقه فى حفل للتويج ل [...]

    22. "The most inevitable dramatic conception, then, of the nineteenth century is that of a perfectly naive hero upsetting religion, law and order in all directions, and establishing in their palce the unfettered action of Humanity . . ." (GBS writing in The Perfect Wagnerite.)In Saint Joan Shaw attempted, and perhaps achieved, a masterpiece based on this conception. The play is a perfect example of the hero as victim transformed into savior. In the first scene the Robert de Baudricourt ridicules Joa [...]

    23. A question for everyone:How could anyone NOT like Saint Joan ? That it is 'beautifully well-written' goes without saying! (I mean, it's Bernard Shaw , guys? How can you find faults with him? He's the modern day combination of Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde, though he probably would have taken a turn in his grave right now just because I called him that!) But what's beautiful about this play is, not only is it well-written but also, it is one of those rare tragedies which move you to tears and then [...]

    24. I am re-reading the lengthy introduction. It is a good antidote after my cradle of filth concert. I would promote St Joan as a lesbian icon. Anything to get some greens onto the kid's plates these days! Reconciling Christianity in an honest way whilst embracing relativistic psychology is a great challenge.Shaw is very fair in showing that the harsh justice of the medieval Church was no harsher than today's society in seeking to protect itself from challenges to the status quo (he points out the [...]

    25. Most Joan of Arc stories are rather one sided. They clothe Joan in a white hat and the Inquisitors in black hats. the plot turns into a rather bland "hero's journey". Shaw doesn't do that. He looked at the story through a sympathetic lens. It was refreshing to catch myself agreeing with the "bad guys". When Joan came face to face with her judge and jury, I could feel the conflict within some of the jury members regarding Joan's status as Saint or Witch. I feel like Shaw was using this story as a [...]

    26. I'm fascinated by Joan of Arc, so reading this play was a no-brainer for me. SAINT JOAN doesn't attempt to be biographical; rather, it spends a lot of time dealing with the ways in which church leaders and politicians were scandalized by Joan and her accomplishments. Shaw's writing is brilliant (as I've come to expect from him), and the play aptly demonstrates how people would much rather venerate a dead saint than listen to a live one.

    27. A Hero and a Legend 6 September 2012 After reading Henry VI part one I thought that I might return to Shaw's play about Joan of Arc, and in a way I am very glad that I did because when I wrote the review on this play previously I felt that I left out quite a few things, and in many ways, missed the point that Shaw was trying to make. I will try not to repeat any of the things that I have said previously about the play because they are still correct, with the exception of the final paragraph beca [...]

    28. "The degree of tolerance attainable at any moment depends on the strain under which society is maintaining its cohesion.""As it is, they illustrate the too little considered truth that the fashion in which we think changes like the fashion of our clothes, and that it is difficult, if not impossible, for most people to think otherwise than in the fashion of their own period."

    29. 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 machina, possibly a more exciting expedient than a deus ex machina, but both equally mechanical, and therefore interesting only as a mechanism. It is, I repeat, what normally innocent people do that conc [...]

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