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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2 a THE COLLAPSE OF THE BIG PACKING PLANTS Outside the Lennox plant.
the workers: We, the seventy thousand workers at the Lennox packing plants Can
't live a single day more on our wretched wages. Yesterday we took another big ...
This consists of a crisis of several weeks affecting the meat trade, during which
the workers in the big packing yards are locked out. In view of the ... From then on
the packing plants can only meet his orders by buying livestock from himself.
Police Chief Forsees Chicago Anarchy If Livestock Chaos Lasts!' p. 73, before 9(f
) 'Livestock Exchange': 'Amazing Sensation on Livestock Exchange!' 'Pierpont
Mauler's Giant Corner Sinks Packing Plants!' 'Bankrupting Threatens Major