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Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw
Book Description'What other judgment can I judge by but my own?' Charting the meteoric rise and fall of Joan of Arc and her mission to drive the English from France, Shaw's Saint Joan draws directly on the medieval records to cut through the sentiment that characterized previous literary treatments of her story. A powerful example of a new kind of history play, its staging of dissent and social constraint, personal responsibility and female assertion, as well as fervent adherence to a cause, gave it a powerful modernity in its own day and continuing resonance in ours. Acclaimed internationally, this instant modern classic propelled Shaw to the Nobel Prize for 1925. This new edition includes Shaw's definitive text and full Preface and provides the most comprehensive scholarly treatment of the play to date, featuring commentary on: * the historical and theatrical context * the development of the text and stage-worthiness of the play * correlation of the dialogue with the records of Jeanne D'Arc's trial * an international stage history * an appendix identifying the historical models for the characters
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780713679960
(198mm x 129mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 26-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author George Bernard Shaw
William Morris, Paperback (October 2012)
This two-volume work, first published in 1936, illuminates the artistic, literary and political passions of a Victorian polymath.
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A deliriously delightful novel of George Bernard Shaw's, full of miscommunication, drawing-room comedy and love.
Unsocial Socialist, Paperback (August 2012)» View all books by George Bernard Shaw
Witty, exuberant and irresistibly entertaining, Shaw's fifth and most ambitious novel is a brilliant satire on social prejudice.
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Author Biography - George Bernard Shaw
The Editor, Jean Chothia, is a Fellow of Selwyn College and Reader in Drama and Theatre in the University of Cambridge. Her books include Forging a Language: A Study of the Plays of Eugene O'Neill; English Drama of the Early Modern Period, 1890-1940, and, as editor, 'The New Woman' and Other Emancipated Woman Plays.
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