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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That cut down my efficiency and I ' ve hardly worked at all since February . SLIFT :
Keep them on . And come to Canteen No . 7 at lunchtime . You ' ll be given a
meal and a dollar if you ' ll just tell Luckerniddle ' s wife where you got that cap
JOAN : And why is there wickedness in the world ? What would you expect ? If a
man has to hit his neighbour over the head with an axe for a slice of ham to put
on his bread , in bringt ' s for everything he needs to keep body and soul together
Bertolt Brecht. Cleaving , clawing , splitting , rending Keep the good and keep the
evil Keep the god and keep the devil In a conflict never - ending ! Notes and
Variants Texts by Brecht ( a ) Preliminary Scene 12 III.
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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