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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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 ...