Saint Joan of the Stockyards
Bloomsbury Academic, 07.12.2010 - 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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But now you won't catch me buying a hat or a pair Of shoes until I'm out of this. I'll
be lucky If I come off with a hundred dollars to my name. Drums. Joan comes in
with the stockbreeders and a few workers. joan: We'll lure him out of his hole the
Just wait till they catch you, get out your new tunic. I've invited all the richest men
in Chicago here to ask what they propose to do for you. It's no good my
pretending our position is anything but critical since our benefactor Lennox went
... catch up with him. He's got a longer stride than me, and he's scared. An
anonymously typed outline for scene 10, leading up to Editorial Notes 133.