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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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 ...
What does service mean but loving thy neighbour ? When you come right down
to it . Gentlemen , I ... And by purchasing power I mean something very simple
and natural , I mean money , wages . Which brings me to a very practical point : if
... 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 Pay for the livestock which Was purchased but not paid