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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THE STOCKBREEDERS : Impossible to sell a single steer in Chicago ! All Illinois
is perishing this day . With rising prices you conned us into raising Steers . And
here we are with steers And no one buys them . Mauler , you dog , we ' re sunk ...
Calves ! Steers ! Hogs ! Let ' s have offers ! THE STOCKBREEDERS : There ' s
nothing left . What could be sold We ' ve sold . THE PACKERS : Nothing left ? The
railroad pens Are clogged with livestock . THE STOCKBREEDERS : All sold .
THE PACKERS : Two thousand steers wanted at seventy . SLIFT ( to Mauler
standing by a pillar ) : Push them higher . MAULER : I see you fellows haven ' t
kept the contract I Concluded with you in the hope of making Jobs for the workers