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]


  • Joan of Arc
  • Bishop Cauchon of Beauvais
  • Jean Beaupère
  • Jean de la Fontaine
  • Jean de Chatillon (Chation)
  • Guillaume Manchon
  • Jean d'Estivet
  • Jean Lefèvre
  • Jean Massieu
  • Raoul de Rinel
  • A Clerk
  • The Executioner
  • Nuns
  • An English Observer
  • His Adjutant
  • Guards of Joan of Arc
  • English Soldiers
  • Two Peasant Girls
  • Jacques Legrain

  • Peasant
  • Peasant Woman
  • Son
  • Sister-in-law
  • Child
  • Fishwife
  • Dr. Dufour
  • His Two Nieces
  • Well-dressed Gentleman
  • Loose Woman
  • Wine Merchant
  • Innkeeper
  • Young Curate
  • War Cripple
  • Grandfather Breuil
  • His Grandson
  • Children
  • People


  1. Willett and Manheim (1972, xvii).


  • Willett, John. 1959. The Theatre of Bertolt Brecht: A Study from Eight Aspects. London: Methuen. ISBN 041334360X.
  • Willett, John, and Ralph Manheim, eds. 1972. Collected Plays: Nine. By Bertolt Brecht. Bertolt Brecht: Plays, Poetry, Prose Ser. New York: Vintage. ISBN 0394718194.

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