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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JOAN : Hey , what is this ? Why , they ' re turning their backs ! Fed your bellies ,
eh ? Thanks for coming . Why have you stayed this long ? A WORKER : For the
soup . . JOAN : We will carry on . Sing ! THE BLACK STRAW HATS ( singing ) ...
THE BLACK STRAW HATS ( singing ) : Singing we gather pence for the poor
They ' ve got neither bed nor board But the Almighty Lord With his Eternal Word
Will somehow keep the wolf from their door . PAUL SNYDER , MAJOR OF THE ...
( Sitting on their last chairs and benches , the Black Straw Hats sing their last
hymns confusedly . ) By the waters of Lake ... Mauler looks over the shoulder of
one of the Black Straw Hats and joins in the singing . SNYDER : Quiet ! And now