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.
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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Together with Emil Hesse - Burri , an amateur boxer who had worked with them
on Man equals Man , they started a play about Dan Drew and the Erie Railroad ,
then another dealing ( like Norris ' s novel ) with the mechanics ...
They started Asking us about jobs . A WORKER ( front ) : O God ! Another column
from over there ! Endless ! Mauler too Has closed . Where are we to turn ? THE
BLACK STRAW HATS ( to Joan ) : Let ' s go . We ' re wet and frozen stiff . We ' ve
Stay there ! Let ' s know where you ' re from . THE OLD GENTLEMAN : I ' m
having no truck with you . Rude people . WOMAN : He started walking , and now
he ' s running like a ferret . What kind of dirt is he trying to pick up ? Joan comes
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A collection of familiar and less familiar plays by Brecht. The short plays are quite amazing, as he manages to pack quite a story in a one-act structure. His use of symbolism and language is ... Vollständige Rezension lesen