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Saint Joan : a chronicle play in six scenes and an epilogue

Author: Bernard Shaw
Publisher: New York : Brentano's, [1924] © 1924.
Edition/Format:   Book : Manuscript   Archival Material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Drama
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Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950.
Saint Joan.
New York, Brentano's, 1924
(OCoLC)551447165
Online version:
Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950.
Saint Joan.
New York, Brentano's, 1924
(OCoLC)587110196
Named Person: Joan, of Arc Saint
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Shaw
OCLC Number: 985745
Description: lxxxviii, 163 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Preface: Joan the original and presumptuous ; Joan and Socrates ; contrast with Napoleon ; Was Joan innocent or guilty? ; Joan's good looks ; Joan's social position ; Joan's voices and visions ; The evolutionary appetite ; The mere iconography does not matter ; The modern education which Joan escaped ; Failures of the voices ; Joan a Galtonic visualizer ; Joan's manliness and militarism ; Was Joan suicidal? ; Joan summed up ; Joan's immaturity and ignorance ; The maid in literature ; Protestant misunderstanding of the Middle Ages ; comparative fairness of Joan's trial ; Joan not tried as a political offender ; The Church uncompromised by its amends ; Cruelty, modern and medieval ; Catholic anti-clericalism ; Catholicism not yet Catholic enough ; the Law of Change is the Law of God ; Credulity, modern and medieval ; Toleration, modern and medieval ;Variability of toleration ; The conflict between genius and discipline ; Joan as theocrat ; Unbroken success essential in theocracy ; Modern distortions of Joan's history ; History always out of date ; The real Joan not marvellous enough for us ; The stage limits of historical representation ; A void in the Elizabethan drama ; Tragedy, not melodrama ; The inevitable flatteries of tragedy ; Some well-meant proposals for the improvement of th play ; The epilogue ; To the critics, lest they should feel ignored.
Responsibility: by Bernard Shaw.

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