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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SLIFT : If that ' s how you feel about it , Mrs Luckerniddle , you can ' t accept food
from the plant and you ' ll have to bring suit . But think it over . I ' ll be at the
canteen tomorrow if you want me . Slift goes back to Joan . MRS
LUCKERNIDDLE : I ...
SLIFT ( to the stockbreeders ) : Pierpont Mauler is considering your proposition .
He requests two minutes ' time . Slift goes back into the building . MAULER : I
won ' t buy . ( He starts reckoning . ) Slift , I ' m buying . Slift , bring me everything
I ' ll bring you some soup . SNYDER ( coming back ) : Ask the poor to your table
and treat them To rain water and high - flown words When even in heaven there '
s no compassion for them But only snow ! Without the least humility you Gave in ...
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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