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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A VOICE ( from the rear ) : There ' s still some jobs open at Mauler ' s . The
workers go out except for a few women . JOAN ( gloomily ) : Pack up the
instruments . Did you see how they all beat it when the soup ran out ? Those
people rise no ...
THE WHOLESALERS : Not one single can ! Silence . The drums of the Black
Straw Hats and Joan ' s voice are heard . JOAN ' s voice : Pierpont Mauler !
Where is Mauler ? MAULER : What ' s that drumming I hear ? Who ' s Çalling my
Joan has stopped still and started walking in a different direction . voice ( Joan
stops still ) : We sent you on a mission . Our situation was critical . We didn ' t
know who you were . Possibly You would carry out our mission and possibly -
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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