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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... even in big halls . I ' m not easy to intimidate , and if I ' ve got a good cause to
explain , I think I ' m pretty good at it . If you ask me , something needs to be done
quick . And I ' ve got a few suggestions . A LABOUR LEADER : Fellow workers !
THE LABOUR LEADER : Twenty - sixth and Michigan Park . The worker takes the
letter and leaves . THE LABOUR LEADER : Thirteenth Street , outside the
Westinghouse Building . ( To Joan : ) Hey , who are you ? JOAN : I ' ve been fired
THE LABOUR LEADER : If you ' re taking us to jail , there ' s something you ought
to know . We did what we did because we want to help people like you . A
SOLDIER : If you want to help us , get a move on . THE LABOUR LEADER : What
' 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