19:30, Mon 9th – Tue 10th February 2015 at Girton College Old Hall
Lent Week 4
'The Lark' by Jean Anouilh (translated by Christopher Fry), based on the story of Joan of Arc.
The play is set during her trial, and short episodes from her life and journey are played out chronologically. Joan of Arc manipulates, flatters and commands her way from father, to lord, to king, to battle but ultimately submits herself to her execution. It is an intense and earnest play, often quieting and sometimes vicious, but not without moments of dark humour. Diverse, high energy characters (ranging from perverted priests, abusive fathers, battling Queens and mistresses, and petulant boy-kings), operate in conjunction with the fast pace of an episodic structure to create variety and intoxicating escalation of events.