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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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 ...