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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They come to a factory canteen and see two men looking in through a window.
gloomb: That's the foreman who's to blame for my sticking my hand in the tin
cutting machine. There he sits, stuffing his belly. Let's make sure it's the last time
... country. joan: l I'll go and see Mauler, who's rich and not entirely Devoid of fear
and goodwill And get him to help us. I won't Put on this uniform and black straw
hat again Or return to this beloved house Of hymns and awakenings until I Can ...
Shut up! a woman: Who's that fellow with the starched collar? I bet you're warm
enough under that topcoat. second woman: What's he doing down here in any
case? the old gentleman: If my face doesn't fit I can go away. a man: Stop!