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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Suppose we say ten million. cridle: That wouldn't be too much if it weren't for
Lennox Who battles us for every can of meat Who spoils the market with his
bargain prices And will sink us if he doesn't go down first. Until he falls - and you
Cridle appears above. cridle: Well, Lennox, there's an end to your undercutting.
You're finished. I'll shut down and wait for The market to pick up. I'll clean up the
premises And oil my knives and put in some of those new Processing machines ...
8, before 2(d): 'Meat Kings in Bloody Battle!' 'Meat Price Plummets!' 'Mauler and
Lennox - Battle of the Meat Titans!' 'Mauler - Lard Ten Cents a Kilo!' 'Lennox
Offers Eight! Warned by Banks! Will Lennox Hold Out? Lennox or Mauler: Who'll