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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MAULER : But what is it they say ? When in these burning Cities , amid the
headlong streams of people Bellowing as they tumble down to hell I hear a voice
like that , absurd I know But utterly free from bestiality I feel as if I ' d been clouted
Take what you get , but realize what you ' re getting it for , and Then take it ! Here '
s my I . O . U . It ' s good for four years ' rent . JOAN : Mr Mauler , I don ' t
understand what you ' ve been saying And I don ' t wish to understand . ( She
stands up ...
We did what we did because we want to help people like you . A SOLDIER : If
you want to help us , get a move on . THE LABOUR LEADER : What ' s the hurry
? THE SOLDIER : You scared ? THE LABOUR LEADER : Yes . But that ' s not