Based on the life and trial of Joan of Arc and published not long after the canonization of Joan of Arc by the Roman Catholic Church, Saint Joan dramatises what is known of her life based on the substantial records of her trial. Playwright George Bernard Shaw studied the transcripts and decided that the concerned people acted in good faith according to their beliefs. As he famously wrote in his preface to the play:

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.

Artists

  • Ross BickellChaplain de Stogumber
  • George Bernard ShawPlaywright
  • Joseph CostaRobert de Baudricourt / English Soldier
  • Ted DavisSteward / A 1920s Gentleman
  • Maryann PlunkettJoan
  • John ConleyBertrand de Poulengey
  • Earle EdgertonArchbishop of Rheims
  • Donald ChristopherLe Trémouille, Constable of France / Canon de Courcelles
  • Henry J. JordanGilles de Rais (Bluebeard) / D'Estivet, the Promoter
  • Leonard Kelly-YoungCaptain La Hire / Executioner
  • Charles JanaszThe Dauphin
  • Stephen MarkleDunois, Bastard of Orleans
  • Stephen DayDunois' Page
  • Jack RylandRichard de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick
  • Louis TurennePeter Cauchon, Bishop of Beauvais
  • Michael PereiraWarwick's Page
  • Thomas BarbourThe Inquisitor
  • David SilberBrother Martin Ladvenu
  • Frank T. GrahamEnsemble
  • Martin HanleyEnsemble
  • Bob KnappEnsemble
  • Skip MaloneyEnsemble
  • Jack McCulloughEnsemble
  • William StrempekEnsemble
  • Jacques CartierDirector
  • Karl EigstiScenic Design
  • Robert MorganCostume Design
  • Roger MeekerLighting Design

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