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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The price Is right here in the contract! Lennox, look! Is this is a contract? Does it
state a price? cridle: Yes, but this contract was drawn up in good times. Does it
say anything about a slump? What can I do on my own with a packing plant
But Pierpy, our contract isn't valid. (He does some figuring in a small notebook.)
When you decided to pull out and we drew up this contract, the shares, that we
each held a third of, were selling for three ninety. You let me have them for three
On the packing plants themselves now, for we Are powerless to meet those
contracts.' Then Morosely, packer after packer laid His idle, useless plant at your
feet and Slift's And made his exit, while the brokers closed Their order books. And