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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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 ...