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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They belonged to Luckerniddle , the man who had the accident . THE YOUNG
FELLOW : Oh please sir , don ' t tell anybody . I ' ll take them right off . I ' m in a
bad way . Last year the twenty cents extra they pay in the fertilizer cellars tempted
MRS LUCKERNIDDLE : I ' m waiting for someone who said he ' d be here today
or tomorrow . What is there today ? WAITER : Lentils . JOAN : There she sits . I
thought she was as firm as a rock , yet feared She ' d come tomorrow . And now ...
MRS LUCKERNIDDLE : That was real nice music ! GLOOMB : Sort of . MRS
LUCKERNIDDLE : They ' re sweet people all the same . GLOOMB : Sort of . THE
WOMAN : But why don ' t they talk to us and convert us ? GLOOMB ( making the ...