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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Mulberry, the landlord, comes in. mulberry: Well, what about my rent? snyder:
Dearly beloved Black Straw Hats, friend Mulberry, ladies and gentlemen; with
regard to the troublesome problem of fund raising - a good cause speaks for itself
And then, useless to either side Go to the dogs! mulberry (comes in): Have you
got the money now? snyder: God will find a way of paying for the meagre -
meagre, I say it again, Mr Mulberry - lodgings He has found on earth. mulberry:
Would you kindly pay the rent, which is very low, or vacate my premises? snyder:
Mr Mulberry, we are expecting Mr Pierpont Mauler any minute; he has promised
to help us. mulberry: Hey, Dick, hey, Albert, put their furniture out on the street.