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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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 ...