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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d THE BLACK STRAW HATS WORKED IN THE STOCKYARDS FROM
MORNING TO NIGHT, BUT WHEN NIGHT FELL THEY HAD ACCOMPLISHED
NEXT TO NOTHING. Outside the Lennox packing plant. A worker: There's a big
(To the other man:) I've thought it over; we'll do it tomorrow night. Such jobs are
best done at night. So long. (Goes up to Joan.) Looking for work? joan: Yes.
gloomb: Eyesight okay? joan: No. I worked in the fertilizer cellars last year, on the