Screened as part of the 2017 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Season. From The National Theatre.
Joan: daughter, farm girl, visionary, patriot, king-whisperer, soldier, leader, victor, icon, radical, witch, heretic, saint, martyr, woman.
From the torment of the Hundred Years’ War, the charismatic Joan of Arc carved a victory that de ned France. Bernard Shaw’s classic play depicts a woman with all the instinct, zeal and transforming power of a revolutionary.
Josie Rourke (Coriolanus, Les Liaisons Dangereuses) directs Gemma Arterton (Gemma Bovery, Nell Gwynn, Made in Dagenham) as Joan of Arc in this electrifying masterpiece.