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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And my husband Doesn't come out. But get this straight. I'm going To stand here
till I get to see him, and God help you if you've hurt him. Slift steps up to her. slift:
Your husband has left town, Mrs Luckerniddle. mrs luckerniddle: Left town?
If you desert your husband, no one will give him another thought. Mrs
Luckerniddle is silent. joan: Don't take it. Mrs Luckerniddle grabs the plate out of
her hand and starts eating greedily. mrs luckerniddle: He's gone to Frisco. joan:
And the ...
She is the character whose unseen husband fell into one of Mauler's rendering
tanks in scene 4, apart from which she barely figures in the stage script except
when eating the twenty (implicitly cannibalistic) canteen meals she is given as ...