Cover of: Three plays for Puritans | George Bernard Shaw

About the Book

Saint Joan is a play by George Bernard Shaw, based on the life and trial of Joan of Arc. Published not long after the canonization of Joan of Arc 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: "There are no villains in the piece. Crime, like disease, is not interesting: it is something to be done away with by general consent, and that is all [there is] about it. It is what men do at their best, with good intentions, and what normal men and women find that they must and will do in spite of their intentions, that really concern us." Michael Holroyd has characterised the play as "a tragedy without villains" and also as Shaw's "only tragedy." John Fielden has discussed further the appropriateness of characterising Saint Joan as a tragedy.

Edition Notes

Genre
Drama.
Other Titles
Devil's disciple., Cæsar and Cleopatra., Captain Brassbound's conversion.

Classifications

Library of Congress
PR5363 .A5 1901a

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxxvii p., 2 L., [3]-308 p.
Number of pages
308

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23348280M
Internet Archive
threeplaysforpur00shawrich
LC Control Number
44053242
OCLC/WorldCat
1045589
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