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.
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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... pull it together , the temper of the audience had already become much less
tolerant , and despite an even stronger cast than before ( now including Helene
Weigel and Peter Lorre , with Carola Neher as the lovely Salvationist )
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 ...
usband och radio prowe Weige , men 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 ...
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A collection of familiar and less familiar plays by Brecht. The short plays are quite amazing, as he manages to pack quite a story in a one-act structure. His use of symbolism and language is ... Vollständige Rezension lesen