Saint Joan of the Stockyards
Bloomsbury Academic, 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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cridle: Don't worry, Pierpy. Anything you say. graham: I have two thousand
workers, Mauler. cridle: Send them to the movies. But Pierpy, our contract isn't
valid. (He does some figuring in a small notebook.) When you decided to pull out
and we ...
Cridle's formerly Mauler's are Dragging meat prices and the whole meat ring
Down with them. Uproar among the Packers. They rush at Cridle, who stands
there as white as a sheet. the packers: What is this, Cridle? Look us in the eye.
graham (placing himself in front of Cridle): It isn't Cridle. It's somebody else.
Somebody fishing and using us for fish! Somebody out to get the meat ring, and
Stopping at nothing. Speak up, Mauler. What have You got to say for yourself?