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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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 ...
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
Can Wall Street Destroy Chicago ? ' p . 80 , after selling to the packers in spite of
the rising prices ' : ' Pierpont Mauler Unblocks Livestock ! New Swing on
Livestock Exchange ! ' Packing Plants To Return To Work Tomorrow ! Labour
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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