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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Contents РТ 2603 R399 42 w V , 3 : 1 Introduction SAINT JOAN OF THE
STOCKYARDS 116 118 NOTES AND VARIANTS Texts by Brecht ( a )
Preliminary Note to the Stage Script ( b ) Note to Saint Joan of the Stockyards ( c )
Meaning of Saint ...
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