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.
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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
VOICE ( Joan stops still ) : We sent you on a mission . ... Joan - hurries on and is
stopped by a new voice . voice : When someone awaits you , you must arrive .
Looking around for an escape from the voices , Joan hears voices on all sides .