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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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 ...
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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