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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Factory foodstuffs , battery feeding , artificial additives and adulteration have
become topical issues ; industrial accidents have changed character but are no
less dangerous for that ; pollution of the environment is a widespread concern
Before the world can be changed Man must be changed . Just a moment . ( He
speaks to Slift in an undertone . ) Get her alone and slip her some more money .
Tell her it ' s for her poor , so she can take it without Blushing , but then see what ...
9 ( f ) also is barely changed , apart from the resetting of some verse passages to
read as prose . In 9 ( g ) , the Stockyards , the exchanges between Joan and the
Reporters are new , and lead into her speech about the system ' which was ...
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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