Four striking characters stand out above the rest: saintly Henry, rebellious Jack Cade and two fiery French females, Joan La Pucelle and Margaret of Anjou.
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LP stands for La Pucelle (PS2 game)
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L'academicien Jean Dutourd, dans une tribune de la revue souverainiste l'Action Francaise, du 25 avril 2002, ne celebre-t-il pas: << Jeanne, l'ame d'un peuple, notre plus grande figure nationale, notre mere la Pucelle s'opposant a ceux qui militent aujourd'hui pour l'Europe supranationale, le mondialisme et la disparition definitive de l'idee de Patrie >> (32).
This is especially true in the case of Voltaire's long burlesque poem on Joan of Arc, La Pucelle d'Orleans (1730), (1) a work influenced by Ariosto among others, and in which Ovid is mentioned four times (Vercruysse 518, 520, 564).
This same social order and the language it uses to maintain itself is reflected in its treatment of, attitude towards, and language of and about bastards, those counterfeit coins, be they Joan La Pucelle in 1 Henry VI, Caliban in The Tempest, Edmund in King Lear, Thersites in Troilus and Cressida, Faulconbridge in King John, or Spurio in The Revenger's Tragedy.
Britomart's decapitation of the Amazon Radigund parallels a shift of idiom from romance to a historical allegory purged of feminine influence; in Henry V, Shakespeare attempts to create a peculiarly masculine brand of epic theatre by investing the heroic king with a theatrical authority that in the earlier histories (whether it has belonged to Joan La Pucelle or Richard III) has been gendered feminine.
Their volume is an all-purpose, wonderful book which explains much about the Maid (Joan's perferred appellation for herself): her name (it was never d'Arc in her lifetime), the rumor of her royal bastardy (no proof whatsoever), her language (French with a Lorraine accent), her armor (it keeps being "rediscovered" and dismissed about every 20 years, most recently in the spring of 1996), her sword (three, perhaps four), on to a filmography beginning with Georges Hatot's Jeanne d'Arc (1898) through Ingrid Bergman's portrayal (1948), Gina Newson's documentary by Marina Warner (1985), and ending with Jacques Rivette's masterpiece Jeanne la Pucelle (1993).