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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GLOOMB : That ' s the foreman who ' s to blame for my sticking my hand in the tin
cutting machine . There he sits , stuffing his belly . Let ' s make sure it ' s the last
time he stuffs at our expense . Better give me your blackjack . Mine looks too ...
GLOOMB : Can I bank on what you ' ve said ? SLIFT : Yes . GLOOMB : The one
over there ? She doesn ' t look strong . It ' s no job for a person who tires easily . (
To the other man : ) I ' ve thought it over ; we ' ll do it tomorrow night . Such jobs ...
GLOOMB : Sort of . MRS LUCKERNIDDLE : They ' re sweet people all the same .
GLOOMB : Sort of . THE WOMAN : But why don ' t they talk to us and convert us ?
GLOOMB ( making the gesture of paying out money ) : Can you keep their pot ...