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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CRIDLE : Why so gloomy , dear Pierpont ? MAULER : Remember , Cridle , how
the other evening As we were walking through the stockyards We stopped to look
at our new processing machine . Remember , Cridle , that big blond steer ...
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
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 ...