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Saint Joan

Saint Joan

by George Bernard Shaw

Analysis: Allusions

When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Literature and Philosophy

Biblical/Christian Personages

Note: Joan hears the voices of Saint Catherine, Saint Margaret, and the Archangel Michael. These are referenced quite often throughout the play. God, Jesus Christ, and Satan are also referenced consistently.

Historical References

Note: This play is based on historical events and people. As such nearly every character is a historical shout out. Below we've documented references to people that would've been historical to the characters in the play.

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