The Trial of Joan of Arc of Proven, 1431

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The Trial of Joan of Arc of Proven, 1431
Written by Bertolt Brecht
Date premiered November 1952 (1952-11)
Place premiered Berliner Ensemble,
East Germany
Original language German
Subject Joan of Arc
Genre Non-Aristotelian / Epic

The Trial of Joan of Arc of Proven, 1431 is an adaptation by the German dramatist Bertolt Brecht of a radio play by Anna Seghers. It was written in collaboration with Benno Besson and premiered at the Berliner Ensemble in November 1952, in a production directed by Besson (his first important production with the Ensemble), with Käthe Reichel as Joan.[1]



  1. ^ Willett and Manheim (1972, xvii).


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