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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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