Actor Peter O’Toole was both
Lawrence of Arabia, and
Bishop Pierre Cauchon
Joan of Arc sings to Bishop Pierre Cauchon (Burgundian ring leader at her long heresy trial) after Joan has recanted her recantation to deny her heavenly “Voices”, Saints: Catherine, Margaret & Michael. Cauchon played by actor Peter O’Toole (Joan of Arc, TV miniseries, 1999):
PAST THE POINT OF NO RETURN (duet)
[from Phantom of the Opera (2004 film) — Paris,France — 1870]
(Joan) I’ve been tried here, [at Rouen,France — Dec. 1430 thru May 30, 1431]
hardly knowing the reason why
In my mind I’ve already imagined
My body now staked, defenseless and silent
And now I’ll take leave of you
No second thoughts
I’ve decided, decided
(Joan/Cauchon) Passed the point of no return, no going back now
(Joan/Cauchon) My/Your passion play has now at last begun
(Joan/Cauchon) Passed all thought of right or wrong, one final outcome
(Joan) How long must I now wait, before you’re done?
(Joan) When will my heart begin to race?
(Cauchon) The sleeping wood burst into fire?
(Joan/Cauchon) When will the flames at last consume me/you?
(Joan/Cauchon) Passed the point of no return, the final threshold
(Joan) The stake’s been raised, so stand and watch me burn. . .
(Cauchon) A raging fire consumes your soul
(Joan) No dear Bishop, it is you that I die for
You asked I break my vow to the Almigh-ty.
((Joan/Cauchon) Passed the point of no return, the final curtain
(Joan) The bridge is crossed, so stand and watch me burn
(Joan/Cauchon) I’ve/You’ve passed the point of no return
(Jean De Metz — a Knight)
Say you’ll share with me one love, one lifetime
Lead me, save me from my solitude
Say you want me with you here beside you
Anywhere you go let me go too
Jeannette, that’s all I ask of…
[Executioner lights the fire]
(Joan) May I see a cross at the level of my eyes.