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.
Ergebnisse 1-3 von 16
Gentlemen, there's such a thing as moral purchasing power. If you increase
people's moral purchasing power, you'll get morality. And by purchasing power I
mean something very simple and natural, I mean money, wages. Which brings
me to ...
The cruel thing about hunger is that However often you satisfy it, it always comes
back again. gloomb (steps forward): I know you. I tried to persuade you To work
on the very same knife That cut my arm off. Today I'd do something even worse.
Leave this house and take the riff-raff you've brought here with you. It's only scum
and riff-raff that go chasing after you. And soon you'll be one of them. Go get your
things. Joan goes out and comes back with a small suitcase, dressed like a ...