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.
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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MAULER : No , Cridle , the groaning of that steer Will live forever in my heart .
This Lennox Must be destroyed at once , for I ' m determined To give up
butchering and live in virtue . Come , Cridle , and I ' ll tell you how to hasten
Lennox ' s fall .
... with earthly goods – which don ' t come everybody ' s way – but because you
have no feeling for the higher things . That ' s why you ' re poor . The earthly joys
you chase after , a bit of food , a nice place to live , a movie show – Scene 2d 9.
I want to live in peace . So let them gain by Their crime , and gain they will . They
only need To buy up meat wherever they find it Convince the breeders that there '
s too much meat Point out in passing how Lennox was laid low and Buy up ...
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A collection of familiar and less familiar plays by Brecht. The short plays are quite amazing, as he manages to pack quite a story in a one-act structure. His use of symbolism and language is ... Vollständige Rezension lesen