Princeton University Library Catalog

The second coming of Joan of Arc by Carolyn Gage.

Author:
Gage, Carolyn [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • New York : Samuel French, [2016]
  • ©2016.
Εdition:
Samuel French acting edition.
Description:
39 pages ; 20 cm.
Series:
Samuel French acting edition. [More in this series]
Summary note:
Joan of Arc led an army to victory at seventeen. At eighteen, she engineered the coronation of a king. At nineteen, she went up against the Catholic church… and lost. Her trial lasted five months, and the testimony by witnesses was carefully transcribed by notaries. Twenty years after her death, a new trial was authorized, and again detailed records were kept. There was testimony by her childhood playmates, by her parents, by the women who slept with her, by the soldiers who served under her, by the priests who confessed her, by those who witnessed and administered her torture. She is the most thoroughly documented figure of the fifteenth century. So, why do the myths about the simple-minded peasant girl still pervade the history books? In this play, Joan returns to share her story with contemporary women. She tells her experiences with the highest levels of church, state, and military, and unmasks the brutal misogyny behind male institutions.
Notes:
Drama / 1 woman.
Subject(s):
Joan, of Arc, Saint, 1412-1431Drama [Browse]
Form/​Genre:
  • Playscripts
  • Drama
ISBN:
  • 0573705798 ((pbk))
  • 9780573705793 ((pbk))
OCLC:
999511908
Other standard number:
  • 99972078863
RCP:
C - S