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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V, Si/ Introduction vii SAINT JOAN OF THE STOCKYARDS I NOTES AND
VARIANTS Texts by Brecht (a) Preliminary Note to the Stage Script 115 (b) Note
to Saint Joan of the Stockyards 1 16 (c) Meaning of Saint Joan of the Stockyards
118 (d) ...
Uproar. g Stockyards. Many people waiting, among them Joan. people: Why are
you sitting here? joan: I have a letter to deliver. Three men are coming. A group of
reporters come along, led by a man. the man (pointing at Joan): That's her.
(c) Meaning of Saint Joan of the Stockyards In times when the prevalent social
system, controlling the employment and livelihood of vast masses of people, is
the cause of intolerable hardships, it should surprise no one if those same