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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All turn away and stand up . Joan : Stay where you are , it doesn ' t matter . The
Lord ' s soup will never run out . THE WORKERS : When will you finally Open
your crawling cellars You butchers of men ? Groups form . A MAN : Now how will
Do you think you can turn the house of God into a barn ? Or another Livestock
Exchange ? Out ! You have no business here . We don ' t need faces like yours .
You ' re unworthy and I ' m turning you out . Money or no money ! THE THREE ...
And so they turn their backs on certain moral and religious trains of thought . ( d )
Is Saint Joan of the Stockyards a realist work ? Persons uncertain of the
difference between realism and materialism are unlikely to consider this a realist
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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