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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MAULER : That ' s because my accursed voice Is so accustomed to dissembling .
I know , it makes you Dislike me . Don ' t say anything . ( To the others : ) I feel as
though a breeze from another world had touched me . Give me your money ...
SLIFT : Now , Joan , I ' m going to show you The baseness of these people you
Feel sorry for , and show you that Your sympathy is misplaced . They walk along
a factory wall with big letters on it , saying : Mauler & Cridle , Meat Packers .
When in these burning Cities , amid the headlong streams of people Bellowing
as they tumble down to hell I hear a voice like that , absurd I know But utterly free
from bestiality I feel as if I ' d been clouted on the backbone With a stick , like a ...