- Atlanta University and Clark Atlanta University Theses and Dissertations
- Three dramatic adaptations of Joan of Arc: a sociophilosophical and political study, 2011
- Sanogo, Ibrahima
- Contributor to Resource:
- Clowney, Earle D.
Bradley, Josephine B.
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- Degrees, Academic
- United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
- Degree Type: dissertation
Degree Name: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Date of Degree: 2011
Granting Institution: Clark Atlanta University
Department/ School: School of Arts and Sciences, Humanities Program
This study researched the sociophilosophical and political evaluation of the French intelligentsi&s reasons for misinterpreting Joan of Arc!s story. George Bernard Shaws St. Joan, Andr? Obeys La Fen?tre, and Jean Anouilhs L Alouette are the three playwrights and dramas about Joan of Arc that are studied in this work. Shaw is English with different values and beliefs from Obey and Anouilh, who are French with rational and national visions that influenced their work after Shaws Saint Joan became a success and earned him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925. An analysis of some of their lifelong works was used to gather the reasons for this historical underestimation by the French intelligentsia who discriminated against Joan of Arc. The research found that the difference between the two schools of philosophy as revealed in these dramatists works, explains the humanist outcome of a five century old conflict between England and France.The conclusions drawn from the findings show that Joan of Arcs story appealed to these playwrights where values and philosophies affected the attitudes they demonstrated in their plays.
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- Clark Atlanta University