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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A SECOND MAN ( around whom a group has formed ) : Here we stand with
hands like shovels And necks like fork lifts , wanting to sell Our hands and necks
And no one buys them . THE WORKERS : And our tools , a mountain Of steam ...
They Believe in nothing but what They hold in their hands – if they believe in
hands . Living from minute to minute insecurely They cannot rise from the lowest
depths Where only hunger can capture their attention . No Song can move them ,
It falls out of her hands . SNYDER : Joan Dark , aged twenty - five , died of
pneumonia in the stockyards , in the service of God , warrior and martyr .
MAULER : When purity Unmarred and whole And loving kindness beckoned
They shook vile ...
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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