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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SLIFT : Well , if you ' d rather go without - THE YOUNG FELLOW : You can count
on me , sir . Joan and Slift go further on . MRS LUCKERNIDDLE ( is sitting
outside the factory gate , ranting ) : Hey you in there , what have you done to my ...
Home of the broker Sullivan Slift , a small house with two entrances . MAULER (
inside the house , talking to Slift ) : Lock the door , put on all the light you can ,
and now , Slift , take a good look at my face and tell me if it ' s true : would
MAULER : Shut the door , Slift . I will not buy . Am I , who bear the meat of the
whole world Upon my shoulders in so far as it ' s canned To purchase all the
livestock on Sirius as well ? It ' s as if someone came to Atlas , barely Able to