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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( Goes up to Joan . ) Looking for work ? JOAN : Yes . GLOOMB : Eyesight okay ?
JOAN : No. I worked in the fertilizer cellars last year , on the bone mill . It affected
my lungs and gave me an eye inflammation that wouldn't go away . I've been ...
Joan goes out and comes back with a small suitcase , dressed like a servant girl
from the country . JOAN : I'll go and see Mauler , who's rich and not entirely
Devoid of fear and goodwill And get him to help us . I won't Put on this uniform
( Goes out . ) SNYDER : Poor ignorant thing ! What you don't see is that , ranged
In huge batallions , employers and employed Confront each other irreconcilably .
Go on , run back and forth between them , trying To reconcile , to arbitrate !