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RP3 02r

 

First Part THE VICTORIES

 

[Scene 1]

 

The scene takes place at Chinon, in Charles VII's royal apartment. He is surrounded by his favorites and simply dressed as one of them, with­out his royal crown. La Trémouille is at his right.
 

LA TRÉMOUILLE

Sire, your orders have been punctually executed. The shep­herdess from Domremy has just undergone several interrogations.

 

THE DAUPHIN

 Very well, La Trémouille, what's your advice? Should I admit her into my presence?
LA TRÉMOUILLE

Since your Highness permits it, I dare say that Joan seems to me a madwoman, a visionary, capable of bringing ridicule to the Armagnac party. If we're to give credence to her words, the army must be handed over to her............................. What a lovely spectacle! a shepherdess made Grand Marshall of France! Better to surren­der today than be beaten while following a young girl!....

CHARLES VII, turning to Regnault de Chartres.

I'm curious as to your judgment, too. No counsel is to be disregarded when it's a matter of

  

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