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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... slaughterhouse Summoned by rumours of impending violence Hoping to stop
the brute force of the short - sighted workers From smashing their tools and
Destroying their livelihood We propose to bring back God . Diminished in glory
Escape close scrutiny that they are customers Though many will not understand ,
it is Essential to lock out a third of all the work force For labour too has glutted the
market and must be Curtailed ! All : The only way ! MAULER : And wages cut !
The truth is that Where force rules only force can help and In the human world
only humans can help . ALL ( sing the first verse of the hymn to drown out Joan ' s
words ) : Shower the rich with Thy treasure ! Hosanna ! And virtue and leisure !
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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