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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THE MEAT PACKERS : He ' s bought it ! Mauler has bought canned meat !
MAULER : At the current price . GRAHAM ( stops him ) : And what they ' ve got in
storage ? MAULER ( lying on the floor ) : I ' ll buy it . GRAHAM : At fifty ? MAULER
: At ...
Do you even realize that you ' ve just bought up all the canned meat in existence
? I see , Mauler , that you ' re busy admiring your beautiful soul . Allow me to give
you a simple , straightforward picture of the purely material situation ...
For shame , that I forgot So easily what everyone likes to forget , for the sake of
his peace of mind ! If someone says , The trouble is over , no one looks into it . (
To the packers : ) But Mauler bought meat from you , didn ' t he ? He did it
because I ...
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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