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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Are you Joan Dark of the Black Straw Hats ? JOAN : No . THE REPORTERS : We
were told in Mr Mauler ' s office that you ' ve sworn not to leave the stockyards
before the packing plants are opened . We ' ve got the story right here , you can ...
... Hats sally forth from their mission house . At their head Joan Dark . ' Speaker :
Joan ' Pierpont Mauler leaves the Livestock Exchange . Surrounded by meat
kings , he is questioned by Joan . Pierpont Mauler feels the breath of another
Speakers : Mauler , Slift ' Pierpont Mauler instructs Joan Dark about the
indispensability of capitalism and religion . ' Speaker : Mauler ' Joan Dark , sitting
in the stockyard district , unemployed among the unemployed , narrates a dream .