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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Maybe we've been forgotten. Laughter. Open up! We Want to get into Your
stinkholes, your filthy kitchens To cook your greasy Meat for the dinners of the
rich. Silence. We demand at least Our same old wage, low as it is, at least A ten-
hour day ...
Strike while the iron is hot! the wholesalers: And there was stillness over the
mountain tops And the hotel kitchens covered their heads And the food stores
turned away in horror And the middlemen paled! We wholesalers puke at the
sight of A ...
And He who conjured manna out of the air for His people, He will feed you too
when His hour comes, I'm referring to travelling kitchens and cheap foodstuffs.
And you, the humblest of all as you sit there, a tiny group in the tempest, you will