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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... E . HAUPTMANN RALPH MANHEIM Characters JOAN DARK , lieutenant in
the Black Straw Hats PIERPONT MAULER , meat king CRIDLE / GRAHAM /
LENNOX / MEYERS , meat packers SLIFT , a broker MRS LUCKERNIDDLE
ith big letume of Mind Joan THE BROKER SULLIVAN SLIFT SHOWS JOAN
DARK THE BASENESS OF THE POOR : JOAN ' S SECOND DESCENT INTO
THE DEPTHS . The stockyard district . SLIFT : Now , Joan , I ' m going to show
you The ...
A BROKER ( at the entrance of the Livestock Exchange in the rear , shouting ) :
Disastrous stock market crash ! Frantic selling . Cridle ' s formerly Mauler ' s are
Dragging meat prices and the whole meat ring Down with them . Uproar among
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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