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.
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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
Once meat prices have fallen till they can hardly go further , Mauler places huge
orders with the meat plants . Simultaneously , to keep his control of meat prices ,
he buys up the stockbreeders ' livestock . From then on the packing plants can ...
Pierpont Mauler ' s Giant Corner Sinks Packing Plants ! ' Bankrupting Threatens
Major Plants ! Thousands of Shareholders ' Savings Lost ! P . 74 , after ' How can
we pay him eighty for his livestock ? ' : ' General Strike Threat ! Scores Livestock ...