Date/s: 10th March 2019
For the annual Irish Association’s St Patrick’s Festival PP quite swiftly chose Bernard Shaw’s St Joan. An excerpt from the play was chosen- a conversation between St Joan and Captain Robert de Baudricourt, a military squire. In the scene, the Captain quizzes Joan on her determination to fight the English against tremendous odds. The conversation reveals the power of Joan in her confidence to rally the French soldiers to defeat the English.
It is a scene which we have all come across in various guises in life. It is the classic encounter between business as usual and risky, creative endeavour. The heart of the play can be felt in these 7 minutes of dialogue.