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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mrs luckerniddle: I'm waiting for someone who said he'd be here today or
tomorrow. What is there today? waiter: Lentils. joan: There she sits. I thought she
was as firm as a rock, yet feared She'd come tomorrow. And now she's run here
Now that some of the workers have gone home so as to be ready to report
tomorrow morning, it suddenly comes out that the packers aren't opening at all
because P. Mauler has ruined them. the second: The Communists were right.
Plants Stay Shut. Workers Quit Yards, Expect Work Tomorrow! Firms Not Opening
, But No General Strike!' p. 100, before 11 Stockyards: 'Result Of Meat War: Main
Packing Plants Merge! President: Pierpont Mauler! Labour To Be Rationalised, ...