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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I know , it makes you Dislike me . Don ' t say anything . ( To the others : ) I feel as
though a breeze from another world had touched me . Give me your money , you
hog butchers , give me your money ! ( He takes money from their pockets and ...
What have you done To him , you butchers ! Four days now I ' ve been Out here
in the cold . And four nights too . Waiting But no one says a word to me . And my
husband Doesn ' t come out . But get this straight . I ' m going To stand here till I ...
THE STOCKBREEDERS : All right , you lousy butchers , raise the prices ! Until
you double the price of livestock , you Won ' t get a single ounce out of us . Now
that you need it . THE MEAT PACKERS : Keep your old carcasses . We won ' t
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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