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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TO ASSUAGE THE MISERY OF THE STOCKYARDS , THE BLACK STRAW
HATS SALLY FORTH FROM THEIR MISSION HOUSE : JOAN ' S FIRST
DESCENT INTO THE DEPTHS . Outside the headquarters of the Black Straw
Hats . JOAN ( at ...
Notes of Uncertain Authorship ( a ) Inscriptions for the Black Straw Hats ' meeting
- house Can God knock out Jack ... Extracts for radio ' To assuage the misery of
the stockyards , the Black Straw Hats sally forth from their mission house . At their
The penultimate Scene 10 in the mission house is virtually unchanged right
through , apart from some minor rearrangements , up to the beginning of the
Black Straw Hats ' ' Welcome ' chorus on p . 99 . This is the point in the stage
script where ...
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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