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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Slift goes back to Joan . MRS LUCKERNIDDLE : I ' ve got to have my husband
back . He ' s my only support . JOAN : She will never come . Twenty meals may
mean a good deal To a hungry person , but they Are not the whole story . Joan
SNYDER : Take off your uniform and pack your bag ! Leave this house and take
the riff - raff you ' ve brought here with you . It ' s only scum and riff - raff that go
chasing after you . And soon you ' ll be one of them . Go get your things . Joan
( 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 !
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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