Saint Joan of the Stockyards, Band 1;Band 3
Methuen, 07.12.2010 - 160 Seiten
In this version of the story of Joan of Arc, Brecht transforms her into 'Joan Dark', a member of the 'Black Straw Hats' (a Salvation Army-like group) in twentieth century Chicago. The play charts Joan's battle with Pierpont Mauler, the unctuous owner of a meat-packing plant. Like her predecessor, Joan is a doomed woman, a martyr and (initially, at least) an innocent in a world of strike-breakers, fat cats, and penniless workers. Like many of Brecht's plays it is laced with humor and songs as part of its epic dramaturgical structure. The play, which was never staged in Brecht's lifetime, is published here with a new translation, a full introduction and Brecht's own notes on the text.
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Berlin Bertolt Brecht Black Straw Hats bought meat Brecht broker butchers buy meat Carola Neher Chicago chorus comes contract Cridle dear Pierpont detective Elisabeth Hauptmann fellow give gloomb goes graham Happy End Hauptmann hear Helene Weigel Hosanna Joan Dark Joan's Jungle Jungle of Cities labour leader laugh leave Lennox letter Livestock Exchange look luckerniddle martha meat king Meat Packers meyers misery mission house mulberry night old gentleman Oskar Homolka packing plants PAUL SNYDER Pierpont Mauler Piscator play poor production radio Ralph Manheim Saint Joan scene selling shouting snow snyder soup speak stage script stand stay steers stockbreeders stockyards stop STRAW HATS singing Sullivan Slift talk tell theatre there's thing Threepenny Opera tomorrow Versuche voice waiting What's Who's wholesalers workers