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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Between now and tomorrow morning the meat bosses are sure to broadcast a lot
of lies ; they ' ll say everything ' s been settled and the general strike isn ' t coming
off . That ' s why these letters , announcing that the light and power workers ...
MAULER : Our overriding purpose In this dark time of cruel confusion Of
dehumanized humanity When in our cities the unrest never ceases ( For once
again Chicago is shaken by rumours of an impending general strike ) Is to
prevent the brute ...
The Locked - Out Workers – City Utilities Employees Plan Sympathy Strike !
Police Chief Forsees Chicago Anarchy If Livestock Chaos Lasts ! P . 73 , before 9
( f ) ' Livestock Exchange ' : ' Amazing Sensation on Livestock Exchange ! '