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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GRAHAM : You guessed it , Slift . MEYERS ( to Snyder ) : Fire away ! They sit
down in the pews . SNYDER ( in the pulpit ) : We Black Straw Hats have heard
that there are fifty thousand people standing around in the stockyards without
A thousand steers at seventy - seven . That ' s our death . SLIFT : Five ... in the
uniform of the Black Straw Hats . A hundred thousand people are milling around
the stockyards , it ' s dark , and no ULT one could shout above that bitter wind .
( She goes away . ) JOAN : But they ' re shooting . A WORKER : Don ' t worry .
The stockyards are so big it ' ll be hours before the soldiers get here . JOAN : How
many are there ? THE REPORTERS : Maybe a hundred thousand . JOAN : So ...
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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