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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Mauler is carried away. joan: Sure, let them carry you away. While we toil like
farm horses at our mission work Look at what you people do up here! You sent
word that I wasn't to speak But who are you, trying to muzzle the Lord? When
Likewise may her glorious Voice speak out for you and me. Castigating infamy
Let it speak for all of us. snyder: Arise, Joan of the Stockyards Advocate of the
poor Consoler of the lowest depths! joan: What a wind in the depths! What cries
I too Would like to speak with him. I'll come with you, Joan. He takes his hat, turns
to a Black Straw Hat, says Elisa, tell the major I'm going out for a breather. I don't
care for these business practices here. They really shouldn't be necessary.