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Caesar and Cleopatra (1901), an earlier historical play by Shaw, focuses on the heroism of Julius Caesar.
Major Barbara (1905) is another play by Shaw about a heroic female: this time, an official in the Salvation Army and a social reformer.
Androcles and the Lion (1912) is a play by Shaw about miracles, martyrs, and Christians.
Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc is Mark Twain’s loving portrayal of Joan, first published in 1896.
The Maid of Orléans is Voltaire’s irreverently ribald account of Joan’s story, first published as La pucelle d’Orléans in 1755.
Joan of Lorraine (1946) is a play about Joan by the American playwright Maxwell Anderson.
Saint Joan of the Stockyards (1931) is a play by Bertolt Brecht that combines elements of Shaw’s Saint Joan and his Major Barbara. Brecht’s Joan is a member of the Salvation Army trying to do good in Chicago during the Depression.
Henry VI, Part One (1623), by William Shakespeare, is about the Hundred Years’ War and contains a negative portrayal of Joan.
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