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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There you are. Get some hot soup inside you. After that things will look entirely
different, but kindly spare a thought for the one who provides it. Once you start
thinking, you'll see there's only one solution: to look up and not down. To put
Besides, the police are clearing the stockyards and starting to shoot. mauler: To
shoot? At whom? Yes, yes, of course. How strange. In herejone doesn't heara
thing! So they can't find her, and there's shooting? Go To the phone booths, find
THE BLACK STRAW HATS: Where there's spirit without matter All our projects fall
down dead And we never get ahead. the packers: All the same there's nothing
better Than when cash and spirit wed. joan: One thing I've learned, and dying I ...