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.
Ergebnisse 1-3 von 15
... can eat in our canteen for three weeks free of charge . MRS LUCKERNIDDLE :
I want to know what ' s happened to my husband . SLIFT : We ' ve told you . He ' s
gone to Frisco . MRS LUCKERNIDDLE : He hasn ' t gone to Frisco Scene 4 25.
She ' s gone . Another section of the stockyard district . Hurrying towards the city ,
Joan hears two passing workers . THE FIRST : First they launched a rumour that
the packing plants were going to start up again and put everybody to work .
Your wealth is gone . You ' ll have to face it : gone . But not because we are no
longer blessed With earthly goods – which are not within the reach Of all – but
only because we have no feeling For higher things . That ' s why we are poor !
Was andere dazu sagen - Rezension schreiben
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - Devil_llama - LibraryThing
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