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Gender-neutral Joan of Arc at Globe Theatre Will Use Pronouns “They/Them”
According to the Times of London, Joan of Arc will be portrayed as gender-neutral and will use the pronouns “they/them” in a new play at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, a radical departure from the usual depiction of the historic leader, who was canonized by the Roman Catholic Church some 500 years after leading the French to victory in a near-impossible series of military victories during the Hundred Years’ War. Joan was captured and burned as a heretic in part for being a woman who wore clothing typical of a man.
Reactions to the Globe’s decision were mixed.
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