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"Saint Joan"

Friday, February 14, 2014

Director Eric Tucker and Andrus Nichols talk about the acclaimed Bedlam production of George Bernard Shaw’s “Saint Joan,” at the Lynn Redgrave Theater off-Broadway. Andrus Nichols plays Joan in the play, which is based on the life and trials of Joan of Arc. 

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Andrus Nichols and Eric Tucker
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Comments [5]

Ed from Larchmont

She was canonized 1922 probably by Pius XI, whom they villified the other day.

Feb. 14 2014 01:45 PM
Ed from Larchmont

If the English cause was right then Joan's visions and power couldn't have been from God, but she must have been a witch. No one doubted though that she was inspired, how could a young girl lead an army to victory and not be injured? And I don't think she killed anyone herself.

Feb. 14 2014 01:16 PM

Since WNYC is New York Public Radio, and headquarted in Manhattan, I think some mention of the monument to Joan of Arc in Riverside Park could be in order.

Feb. 14 2014 12:04 PM
Ed from Larchmont

To think of St. Joan as the start of Protestantism is not correct, though. She was wholly loyal to the pope. She was tried and executed wrongly not by the Vatican but by the English into whose hands she fell.

Feb. 14 2014 07:11 AM
Ed from Larchmont

Mark Twain also admired St. Joan and wrote a biography of her, the patron saint of France along with St. Therese of Lisieux (1873-1897 who wanted to be like St. Joan), and St. Denis the bishop who was martyred in Paris in the 300s.

Feb. 14 2014 07:08 AM

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