I didn't care much for this play, and the epilogue was completely unnecessary. In fact, for me the epilogue all but ruined what power there was in the play itself. I don't think that Joan of Arc's life can be boiled down into a short play, because there isn't enough time to really get into her head and into her skin. She's so different and unusual, and it's hard to wrap one's mind around Joan of Arc. There needs to be time to reconcile one's brain to this girl. The play wasn't bloated (except for the afore mentioned epilogue), but unfortunately, the brevity of the play only served to make Joan rather whispy--I could almost
get a sense of her, but not quite, and as a result, I didn't find this play to be very compelling.