|Author||PASSMORE, Keith - Other Plays by this Author - Contact Author|
|Synopsis||This play is a costume drama based on part of the life of Joan of Arc, exploring the conflict between religious faith, skepticism and religious bureaucracy, with a little politics thrown in. It presents quite nicely the stress-induced myopia or shortsightedness of the rulers of a country when fortunes have turned against them, in this case battles lost against the English invaders. The biography of Joan of Arc is generally well known, but the details of her life and exploits differ from one historian and chronicler to another. What? When? How? and at times, Who? are matters which the experts have argued about for years. This play, in which the author employs poetic licence in regard to certain characters and situations, is a fascinating insight into the dramatic events in Medieval France. |
|Cast||21 M 10F. Although there are 31 characters an actual cast of 23 actors could be used for doubling.|
|Production||The script is fully detailed as to staging and setting|
|Status||Available for performance|
|Contact Details: http://offthewallplays.com/2016/01/27/deliverance-play-about-joan-of-arc/ (for other licences please contact the Author)|
Keith is a retired Drama teacher who emigrated to New Zealand in 1975.and has since lived in Auckland. He travels frequently to Europe, Asia and the USA and has a passion for France.He has written and directed a number of plays for children, teenagers and adults. He has also been an active member of amateur dramatic societies and has enjoyed a brief journey into professional theatre. However, life has not been brief and he is always searching for fresh ideas despite his age. He also submits English resources to a UK teaching organisation.