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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Enter the packers Cridle, Graham and Meyers, and the broker Slift. meyers: I've
been wondering, Graham: where's all the livestock? graham: I've been
wondering, too: where is the livestock? slift: So have I. graham: Really? You have
snyder: Well, we could do it for seven fifty, but then . . . meyers: Seven fifty. That's
more like it. All right, let's say five hundred. graham: You definitely need five
hundred. (To the others:) They've got to have it. meyers (front stage): Admit it, Slift.
MEYERS: Fifteen hundred at eighty. slift: Only five hundred at eighty! MEYERS:
Five thousand at eighty! Cutthroat! mauler (has gone back to the pillar): Slift, I feel
sick. Lay off. slift: I wouldn't dream of it. There's life in 'em yet. If you can't take it, ...