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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So he read the turn-of-the- century American Naturalists - notably Frank Norris's
The Pit and Upton Sinclair's The Jungle - and popular biographical studies of the
great millionaire entrepreneurs, while Elisabeth Hauptmann gathered news ...
Not unnaturally its young impresario asked Brecht and Weill for a sequel in the
same mode, and Brecht, while promising to provide the songs, passed the writing
of the 'book' to Elisabeth Hauptmann as he himself concentrated on his first ...
The play was evolved from Elisabeth Hauptmann's play 'Happy End', with the
collaboration of Hauptmann, Borchardt and Burri. Use was made of classical
models and stylistic features: certain episodes were portrayed in the form