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.
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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.