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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Twenty meals may mean a good deal To a hungry person , but they Are not the
whole story . Joan and Slift walk on . They come to a factory canteen and see two
men looking in through a window . GLOOMB : That ' s the foreman who ' s to ...
Then you ' ll understand the New Testament in a twinkling and how modern it still
is . Service ! What does service mean but loving thy neighbour ? When you come
right down to it . Gentlemen , I keep hearing that the poor are short on morals ...
Give me your hat , it ' s worth a nickel . What ' s to be done With all this livestock
that no one ' s forced to buy ? THE STOCKBREEDERS : Without flying off the
handle We humbly beg you to inform us Whether , when and wherewith you
mean to ...
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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