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 REPORTERS : Hi , Mauler ! What ' s new ? MAULER ( on his way out ) : I
want it made known in the stockyards that I ' ve released livestock to the packers ,
so now they ' ve got livestock . Otherwise there ' d be violence . SLIFT : Five ...
A group of reporters come along , led by a man . THE MAN ( pointing at Joan ) :
That ' s her . ( To Joan : ) These men are reporters . THE REPORTERS : Hello ,
there . Are you Joan Dark of the Black Straw Hats ? JOAN : No . THE
A REPORTER : Machine guns . The army ' s been ordered to clear the stockyards
, because now that the plants ... before the soldiers get here . JOAN : How many
are there ? THE REPORTERS : Maybe a hundred thousand . JOAN : So many ?
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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