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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When the dust cleared after Happy End , and the Brecht collective ( as it was now
sometimes called ) resumed work on the hoped - for major play , both the
politicoeconomic setting and the literary material had changed . The Threepenny
Between them , however , the collective saw enough good material in Happy End
, even apart from Weill ' s music , to want to rework it and use it in a fresh assault
on the dormant Wheat project . There was the setting of ' cold Chicago ' which ...
Oh , we must leave our happy home The organ and the penitents ' bench , yes we
too Are economically at risk . Oh , if only His glance would fall on us ! THE
STOCK BREEDERS : At least He has abandoned That terrible head - shaking !