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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All turn away and stand up . Joan : Stay where you are , it doesn ' t matter . The
Lord ' s soup will never run out . THE WORKERS : When will you finally Open
your crawling cellars You butchers of men ? Groups form . A MAN : Now how will
SNYDER ( in the pulpit ) : We Black Straw Hats have heard that there are fifty
thousand people standing around in the ... going around that calamity doesn ' t
come of its own accord like rain , but is brought about by certain people who
stand to ...
But stand fast , for the rich Mr Mauler is coming ! He ' s on his way with all his
money ! A BLACK STRAW HAT : Where do we put the public now , major ? Three
poor men come in ; Mauler is one of them . SNYDER ( shouts at them ) : All they ...