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Highlights from the International Herald Tribune archives: A new drama, "Jeanne d'Arc," receives rave reviews in Paris in 1891; Vichy French leaders are required to take an oath of allegiance in 1941.

1891 Rave Reviews for Fabre Drama

Over four thousand patriotic Frenchmen and Frenchwomen enthusiastically applauded "Jeanne d'Arc," a drama by M. Joseph Fabre, music by M. Benjamin Goldard, which was given last night at the Chatelet. The plot of necessity follows the story of the Maid of Orleans, from her departure to arouse the King from his lethargy to the stake at Rouen. It is treated in a poetic way and the tirades placed in the heroine's mouth are of the loftiest strain and full of the most patriotic spirit. All of this is set in the midst of a splendid mise-en-scene. …

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