Theatre: Joan of Arc packs a powerful punch

The Lark by Jean Anouilh. Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, until August 11. Rating: 3/5. Reviewed by Andrew Lynch.

4th August, 2012
Caitriona Ellis as Joan of Arc in The Lark.

The Lark by Jean Anouilh


Writing a play about Joan of Arc is a bit like writing one based on the Scottish king, Macbeth: it runs into the basic objection that somebody else got there first. This clearly did not bother the prolific French dramatist Jean Anouilh, who came up with The Lark in 1952 less than 30 years after George Bernard Shaw's treatment of the same subject in Saint Joan had helped him to...

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