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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... of the audience had already become much less tolerant, and despite an even
stronger cast than before (now including Helene Weigel and Peter now
sometimes called) □ Lorre, with Carola Neher as the lovely Salvationist) the
Helene Weigel, who played the mother, was hailed by the bourgeois press as
one of the greatest German actresses, but the audience contained more and
more policemen until finally she was arrested on stage. What a tribute by the
likely that his exile from the German theatre made him want to write a better part
for Helene Weigel, who had played Mrs Luckerniddle in the 1932 radio
production. She is the character whose unseen husband fell into one of Mauler's