Jehanne of the Witches

Written by:

Sally Clark

Cast Size:
8

Roles For:

  • Men: 4
  • Women: 4

Genre:

Drama

Themes:

Christianity
French
Gender Roles
History
Play Within a Play
Sexuality
War
Witchcraft

Length:

95 min.

Year Written:

1989

Synopsis:

“In Jehanne of the Witches, Christianity vs. Paganism provides the backdrop for this play-within-a-play centering on the relationship between Joan of Arc and the reputed mass murderer Gilles de Rais (Bluebeard).” (From the CPO Website)

Characters:

Jehanne the Maid / Gilles De Rais / Voice 1, The Archangel Michael / Poulengy / Fool / Minguet / The Bastard of Orleans / Whore 1 / A Mother / Voice 2, Saint Catherine / De Baudricourt / La Hire / Whore 2 / Voice 3, Saint Margaret / Isabelle, Jehanne’s mother / Charles The Dauphin / God / a Bishop / George De Tremouille / Bishop Cauchon / Priest (Pierre) / Village Priest / Archbishop of Rheims / Pasquerel

First Produced:

1989, Tarragon Theatre

Resources:

Jehanne of the Witches is available through the CPO Website.

To view other works by this playwright, click here.

Notes:

Cast doubling is encouraged.