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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THE REPORTERS : Hi , Mauler ! What ' s new ? MAULER ( on his way out ) : I
want it made known in the stockyards that I ' ve released livestock to the packers ,
so now they ' ve got livestock . Otherwise there ' d be violence . SLIFT : Five ...
A group of reporters come along , led by a man . THE MAN ( pointing at Joan ) :
That ' s her . ( To Joan : ) These men are reporters . THE REPORTERS : Hello ,
there . Are you Joan Dark of the Black Straw Hats ? JOAN : No . THE
A REPORTER : Machine guns . The army ' s been ordered to clear the stockyards
, because now that the plants ... before the soldiers get here . JOAN : How many
are there ? THE REPORTERS : Maybe a hundred thousand . JOAN : So many ?