Saint Joan: A Chronicle Play in Six Scenes and an Epilogue

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Bernard Shaw

Narrated By: A Full Cast

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: January 2010

Duration: 3 hours 17 minutes

Summary:

"Joan of Arc, a village girl from the Vosges, was born about 1412—burnt for heresy, witchcraft, and sorcery in 1431—rehabilitated after a fashion in 1456—designated Venerable in 1904—declared Blessed in 1908—and finally canonized in 1920. She is the most notable Warrior-Saint in the Christian calendar, and the queerest fish among the eccentric worthies of the Middle Ages."—George Bernard Shaw.

With Saint Joan, Shaw reached the height of his fame as a dramatist. Fascinated by the story of Joan of Arc but unhappy with "the whitewash which disfigures her beyond recognition," he presents a realistic Joan at war, not just with British invaders but with realpolitik. This is a masterpiece of the theater of ideas, presented in the most eloquent, vital, human, and moving terms. Blackstone commissioned this production from the award-winning Hollywood Theater of the Ear.

"St. Joan contains not only some of the playwright's most acerbic writing but also his most poetic."—New York Times

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