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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things. is. stifled. in. the human breast ? Just for a change , why not think of
helping your neighbour as waiting on a customer ? Then you ' ll understand ...
Gentlemen , there ' s such a thing as moral purchasing power . If you increase
people ' s ...
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 ...
It ' s only scum and riff - raff that go chasing after you . And soon you ' ll be one of
them . Go get your things . ... But There must be one righteous man among them !
( Goes out . ) SNYDER : Poor ignorant thing s6 Saint Joan of the Stockyards.
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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