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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Hell, you've been selling meat for days now! mauler: Insolent butchers, playing
the cry-baby Because poor persecuted animals Have stopped their bellowing!
Run home and tell your mamma One of your number couldn't bear to hear The ...
From that day on, as I've just discovered, he has been secretly undermining an
already declining market by selling large amounts of livestock cheap. He was
entitled to demand his money whenever he pleased. I was planning to pay him
Selling and buying Ye merchants of meat Don't forget the extensible Greater than
great Quite indispensable (Especially when your sale is fraudulent) Eternal,
undying Word of God. joan: So anyone down here who says there's a God Scene