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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There were other pastiche Army songs too which might serve , such as the
Salvationists ' opening chorus ( into which Weill had woven a snatch of the '
Internationale ” ) and the final ' Hosanna Rockefeller ' which would later be
omitted from ...
Hosanna ! And virtue and leisure ! Hosanna ! Pile high the rich man ' s plate !
Hosanna ! Give him the city and state ! Hosanna ! Give to the winner in full
measure ! Hosanna ! During these declamations loudspeakers announce
disastrous news ...
The first verse of ' Hosanna Rockefeller ' is sung , leading on to ' Those at the
bottom ' and ' Any building that goes up ' , in reverse order to our text . From ' Be
good ! Be wise ! ' ( p . 107 ) to ' Word of God ' ( p . 107 ) is omitted , as are Slift ' s ...
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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