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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MAULER : Ah , Mauler , you will rise Every hour of the night and Look out the
window to see if it ' s snowing , for if it is The snow will be falling on someone you
know . JOAN ' s THIRD DESCENT INTO SNOWFALL THE DEPTHS : 64 Saint
For three days striding downward She weakened on the third day and in the end
was Engulfed by the swamp . Say : It was too cold . She stands up and goes
away . Snow is falling . MRS LUCKERNIDDLE ( comes back ) : Nothing but lies !
Shopkeepers Stuck for Rent ! Who ' s Cornering the Stock ? Mauler Interviewed –
Does Not Know Secret Buyer ! ' Snow Coming ! Chicago Under Snow ! p . 65 ,
before ' Joan ' s Third Descent into the Depths ' : ' Storm at Livestock Exchange !