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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SECOND LABOUR LEADER : No , I know her . She ' s with the Black Straw Hats ,
so the police are used to seeing her around . Nobody ' d ever suspect her of
working for us . That ' s a good thing , because the cops are watching the place ...
THE SECOND DETECTIVE : No , I haven ' t seen anyone in the uniform of the
Black Straw Hats . A hundred thousand people are milling around the stockyards
, it ' s dark , and no one could shout above that bitter wind . Besides , Scene 9f 75.
I was originally led to expect a second Saint Peter ' s , I hope you realise .
SNYDER : Indeed ? What are you suggesting now ? We ' re doing our best , you
know . Here ' s me working myself to the bone , and the staff so poorly paid that
the left ...