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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I THE MEAT KING PIERPONT MAULER RECEIVES A LETTER FROM HIS
FRIENDS IN NEW YORK Chicago, Stockyards. mauler (reading a letter): 'It has
come to our attention, dear Pierpont, that the meat market has been severely
Buy it for sordid reasons, but because That woman moved me so deeply I can
swear I hardly glanced at the letter, it only came this morning. Here it is. 'Dear
Pierpont . . .' slift (continues to read): 'We can now inform you that our money is ...
That's why these letters, announcing that the light and power workers have called
a sympathy strike, have to be delivered to the delegates who'll be waiting for
instructions from us at various points in the stockyards at ten o'clock tonight.