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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Do you even realize that you ' ve just bought up all the canned meat in existence
? ... MAULER : Yes , yes , I did buy meat , but I didn ' t Buy it because of that letter
and its advice ( Which is all wrong anyway , pure theory ) . I didn ' t Buy it for ...
They only need To buy up meat wherever they find it Convince the breeders that
there ' s too much meat Point out in passing how Lennox was laid low and Buy up
their meat . That ' s the main thing Buy up their meat . But that of course is ...
SLIFT : Mauler and I bought meat from you on the assumption that you ' d open
the plants so the workers could buy meat again . Who ' s going to eat the meat we
took off your hands now ? Who did we buy the meat for if the customer can ' t pay
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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