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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All right , let ' s say five hundred . GRAHAM : You definitely need five hundred . (
To the others : ) They ' ve got to have it . MEYERS ( front stage ) : Admit it , Slift .
You fellows have the livestock . SLIFT : As true as I ' m sitting here , Mauler and I ...
Five hundred steers at seventy - five ! THE SMALL SPECULATORS : Buy it , you
bloodsuckers ! They ' re not buying ! They ' d rather let The packing plants go
under . MAULER : No higher , Slift , I wouldn ' t advise it . They ' re at the end of
MEYERS : Fifteen hundred at eighty . SLIFT : Only five hundred at eighty !
MEYERS : Five thousand at eighty ! Cutthroat ! MAULER ( has gone back to the
pillar ) : Slift , I feel sick . Lay off . SLIFT : I wouldn ' t dream of it . There ' s life in '
em yet .