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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Okay , let ' s leave , the whole lot of us , and fuck Their daily shrinking wages .
Silence This work has long filled us with loathing This plant has been a hell to us
and only The cold terrors of Chicago Have kept us here . But now A twelve - hour
A worker takes the letter and leaves . ANOTHER WORKER : Give me the one for
the Graham plant , I know the place . THE LABOUR LEADER : Twenty - sixth and
Michigan Park . The worker takes the letter and leaves . THE LABOUR LEADER ...
That ' s why I ' m leaving . For three days Joan was seen In Packingtown , in the ...
Three workers come along , look around and , not finding the person they are
looking for , leave . As it grows dark , a sign appears : The snow ' s blowing this ...