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.
Ergebnisse 1-3 von 6
In the first , God , under his earlier name of The Old Gentleman , points to an old
man with a fiddle : OLD GENTLEMAN : So who is that ? MARTA : He ' s the
famous scientist who plays for the poor people here . THE OLD GENTLEMAN (
A man : It ' s getting dreadfully cold again . THE OLD GENTLEMAN : Just listen .
Shut up ! A Woman : Who ' s that fellow with the starched collar ? I bet you ' re
warm enough under that topcoat . SECOND WOMAN : What ' s he doing down
A passage of dialogue fleshes this out : Snyder , Mauler and a stockbreeder are
talking to The Old Gentleman . SNYDER : This is Mr Pierpont Mauler , our
beloved meat king . THE OLD GENTLEMAN : Delighted . SNYDER : Mr Mauler
has a ...
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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