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.
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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
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 ...
On the packing plants themselves now , for we Are powerless to meet those
contracts . ' Then Morosely ... And at that very moment Sighing as with relief ,
because no contract Compelled its purchase , beef went down And down and