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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Here we come. While still singing, the Black Straw Hats start handing out their
little tract, 'The War Cry', spoons and bowls of soup. The workers say 'Thank you'.
Then they listen to Joan's speech. joan: We are soldiers of God. Because of our ...
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
way we'd catch a cricket. You stand over there, because if he hears me singing ...
And He who conjured manna out of the air for His people, He will feed you too
when His hour comes, I'm referring to travelling kitchens and cheap foodstuffs.
And you, the humblest of all as you sit there, a tiny group in the tempest, you will