Saint Joan of the Stockyards
Bloomsbury Academic, 01.12.2010 - 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.
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Introduction It was at the end of 1925 , after his apprenticeship at Max Reinhardt '
s Deutsches Theater had come to a somewhat muted end , that Brecht began his
own independent campaign to master and renovate the Berlin theatre . For all ...
And yet the the resultant play was , and even today still is , something of a
mystery , for its only performance in Brecht ' s lifetime to figure in the records was
in the much shortened radio version broadcast from Berlin in April 1932 . As the
427 ( Frankfurt a / M , 1971 ) , as are selections from ( a ) ; while ( c ) is the text
used by the editor Manfred Nössig in volume 3 of the Große kommentierte
Berliner und Frankfurter Ausgabe ( Berlin , Weimar and Frankfurt a / M , 1988 )
which also ...