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Saint Joan of the Stockyards By Bertolt Brecht

Saint Joan of the Stockyards by Bertolt Brecht

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Summary

Set in a mythical Chicago, Saint Joan of the Stockyards tells the story of a Salvation Army lieutenant who challenges the power of Pierpoint Mauler, the meat king. The play, which was never staged in Brecht's lifetime, is published here with a new translation and introductory notes.

Saint Joan of the Stockyards Summary

Saint Joan of the Stockyards by Bertolt Brecht

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.

Saint Joan of the Stockyards Reviews

"At last--the definitive translations of one of the 20th century's most influential playwrights...Far superior to the competition."--"Theatre Journal"


At last--the definitive translations of one of the 20th century's most influential playwrights Far superior to the competition. Theatre Journal"
"At last--the definitive translations of one of the 20th century's most influential playwrights...Far superior to the competition." --Theatre Journal

About Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) is acknowledged as one of the great dramatists whose work has had a considerable influence on the theatre. His landmark plays include Mother Courage and Her Children, The Threepenny Opera, Life of Galileo, and The Caucasian Chalk Circle.

Additional information

GOR004109207
9780413653307
0413653307
Saint Joan of the Stockyards by Bertolt Brecht
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
1991-05-13
160
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