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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She is in fact speaking about talk to the effect that God need have no function
whatever in social matters , and that those who believe in such a God are called
on to accomplish nothing in particular . It is enough if they have certain inner ...
( h ) Draft for a radio talk Fascism cut short the development of the German
theatre and German playwriting , which had already been obstructed by the last
democratic or semi - democratic governments . Piscator ' s theatre , that had
Draft for a radio talk ' On German revolutionary dramaturgy , 1935 ' . Published by
Gisela Bahr , as above . Among the Berlin theatres referred to , it is rare for Brecht
to mention the Volksbühne , or formerly Socialist - managed ' People ' s Stage ...
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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