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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And secondly , if this was really such a remarkable work , why were the theatres
not falling over one another to stage it ? Some idea of the kind of performance
that Brecht had in mind can be got from the unpublished recording of the 1932 ...
But what kind of place do you call the top , and how do you expect to get there ?
All right . We Black Straw Hats have a very practical question to ask you : What
does a man need to get to the top ? WORKER : A stiff collar . JOAN : No , not a
With its mountains and lakes and the lovely sun and every kind of beauty . (
Catcalls . ) Then He led the people of Israel and indeed all the peoples so mildly
and considerately yet so strictly through the ranks of their enemies that it was a