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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The Lord ' s soup will never run out . THE WORKERS : When will you finally Open
your crawling cellars You butchers of men ? Groups form . A MAN : Now how will
I finish paying for the cute little damp little cottage Where twelve of us live ?
MARTHA ( one of the Black Straw Hats ) : Don ' t get involved in that ! Ask many
Questions and you ' ll get many answers . JOAN : Never mind . I want to see this
Mauler Who ' s at the bottom of so much misery . THE BLACK STRAW HATS : In ...
THE POOR : We ' ve never seen anybody like that . The two who were with him
are more familiar . They look a lot worse than he does . JOAN : Now before we go
, open your hymn books at : ' Never will you want for bread . ' THE BLACK ...
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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