Screenwriters and plays
The figure of Jeanne d’Arc has fascinated play writers throughout the ages. The best known plays, offering widely differing interpretations of her life, were written by Shakespeare (Henry VI), Schiller (The Maid of Orleans), George Bernard Shaw (Saint Joan), Jean Anouilh (L’Alouette) and Bertolt Brecht (Saint Jeanne of the Stockyards).
* 1596: William Shakespeare, Henry VI
* 1801: Friedrich Schiller, Die Jungfrau von Orleans.
* 1923: George Bernard Shaw, Saint Joan
* 1929: Bertolt Brecht’s, Saint Jeanne of the Stockyards
* 1952: Jean Anouilh: L’Alouette (The Lark)
Saint Joan of the Stockyards
Jeanne d’Arc is Joan Dark in Saint Joan of the Stockyards, Bertolt Brecht’s first major political drama for the commercial theater. A virtuous knight in a Christian army of salvation, she makes the stockyards her field of battle when she clashes with Pierpoint Mauler, meat king and philanthropist, over the heart of business and the soul of labor. See more