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Saint Joan of the Stockyards (original 1932; edition 1970)

by Bertolt Brecht

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Title:Saint Joan of the Stockyards
Authors:Bertolt Brecht
Info:Indiana University Press (1970), Paperback
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Saint Joan of the Stockyards by Bertolt Brecht (1932)

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  kutheatre | Jun 4, 2015 |
A bit heavy, though I guess I did expect that a bit. I find plays hard to read as I'm constantly trying to picture how my perceptions would change if I were seeing it staged so I'm a poor judge of their literary quality in the print form.
This explores similar territory as Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle" (the Chicago stockyards, workers' rights, need for organization, etc.) but it brings in the theme of a sacrificial lamb who tries to provide for the workers only to be stymied by the investors/owners (hence, St. Joan). This is a great over-simplification of the theme and plot but I didn't feel like analyzing it though it certainly deserves that treatment. ( )
  andersonden | Dec 15, 2008 |
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"A major Brecht play in an outstanding translation with an expert and up-to-date preface." —Eric Bentley

"... a fine translation.... Jones has handled Brecht’s meters with great skill." —Choice

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