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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Collaborators : H . BORCHARDT , E . BURRI , E . HAUPTMANN RALPH
MANHEIM Characters JOAN DARK , lieutenant in the Black Straw Hats
PIERPONT MAULER , meat king CRIDLE / GRAHAM / LENNOX / MEYERS ,
meat packers SLIFT ...
TO ASSUAGE THE MISERY OF THE STOCKYARDS , THE BLACK STRAW
HATS SALLY FORTH FROM THEIR MISSION HOUSE : JOAN ' S FIRST
DESCENT INTO THE DEPTHS . Outside the headquarters of the Black Straw
Hats . JOAN ( at ...
THE MONEY CHANGERS ARE DRIVEN OUT OF THE TEMPLE The Black Straw
Hat mission house . The Black Straw Hats are sitting at a long table , emptying
their tin boxes and counting the coins they have collected for the poor .