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Saint Joan Of Stockyards : Brecht's Plays, Poetry, and Prose - Bertolt Brecht

Saint Joan Of Stockyards

Brecht's Plays, Poetry, and Prose

Paperback Published: 1st December 2006
ISBN: 9780413653307
Number Of Pages: 164

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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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"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"

ISBN: 9780413653307
ISBN-10: 0413653307
Series: Brecht's Plays, Poetry, and Prose : Book 3
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 164
Published: 1st December 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.6 x 12.0  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition