Saint Joan of the Stockyards
Bloomsbury Academic, 07.12.2010 - 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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They sit down in the pews. snyder (in the pulpit): We Black Straw Hats have
heard that there are fifty thousand people standing around in the stockyards
without work. We've also heard that some of them have started to grumble and
say: we'll ...
Known for their air of boredom, office boys Were heard this day to gnash their
teeth. And still we bought because we had to buy. Slift said: 'One hundred!' And in
silence So thick you could have heard a pin drop The banks collapsed like ...
Then she collapses. [Snyder announces her death, as on p. no, then the cattle
are heard again:] four pigs: You are people, we are gammon God says you can't
be mistaken If you go on eating bacon And serving Mammon! THE 136 Notes