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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Bertolt Brecht. Bertolt Brecht Collected Plays Volume Three Part One Edited by
John Willett and Ralph Manheim Saint Joan of the Stockyards Translated by
Ralph Manheim Methuen . London Univ. Library, UC Santa Cruz 1992 First
Bertolt Brecht. Collaborators: h. borchardt, e. burri, e. hauptmann Translated by
ralph manheim Characters joan dark, lieutenant in the Black Straw Hats pierpont
mauler, meat king cridle/graham/lennox/meyers, meat packers slift, a broker MRS