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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In the Versuche version the last section of scene 9 of the script is added to the
end of scene 10 following the 'Welcome' chorus of the Black Straw Hats. In the
Malik version of 1938 this section is renumbered scene XI, a new short (prose)
In the Versuche version the chorus is included, and is followed by an additional
episode 'Stockyards. Area outside the Lennox plant's warehouses', which ends
with Joan falling in a faint. In the Malik edition this episode becomes scene XI
... to emphasise Joan's failure to deliver the workers' letter of warning during the
strike. Not all Joan's hesitations are new, however, nor every reference to
Communism or Bolschewismus; some are suggested in the Versuche or even the