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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Bertolt Brecht. writers at the new and openly Communist Piscatorbühne in the
summer of 1927 , though its title appears among the projects that Piscator
announced , along with a couple of other unrealised Brecht schemes . What
Piscator did ...
Bertolt Brecht. urgency : with the growing crisis of the Weimar Republic the cold
in Berlin was becoming real , not only figurative ( looks , hearts , blood ) ; the
unemployed in the lengthening queues were feeling the chill , and across the
Bertolt Brecht. stage , she instantly makes the Salvationist a recognisable fighter
for her people , a credible visionary and ... This radical shift of the project ' s
weight probably took place in the summer holidays of 1930 , which Brecht , Burri