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.
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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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
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A collection of familiar and less familiar plays by Brecht. The short plays are quite amazing, as he manages to pack quite a story in a one-act structure. His use of symbolism and language is ... Vollständige Rezension lesen