Die Heilige Johanna der Schlachthöfe

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Die Heilige Johanna der Schlachthöfe (lit: "holy Johanna of the stockyards") [1] is a play by German poet, playwright, and theatre director Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) [2]. Written 1929-31, it was first performed in 1959, in the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg.

The original text

The play is based on the 1929 musical Happy End [3] co-authored by Bertolt Brecht and Elisabeth Hauptmann [4]

Translations and adaptations

Translated into English as St Joan of the Stockyards by Ralph Manheim [5].

Translated into English as St Joan of the Stockyards by Frank Jones.

Performance history in South Africa

1979: The Frank Jones English translation St Joan of the Stockyards was staged by the UCT Drama Department in the Baxter Theatre, directed by Mavis Taylor, with Terry Norton (Joan Dark), Neil McCarthy (Pierpont Mauler), Kiki Sevadjian (Cridle), Russel Savadier (Graham), Brian Notcutt (Meyers), Robin Sanders (Lennox), Richard Grant (Slift), Sean Taylor (Paulus Snyder), Fiona Ramsay (Martha), Henry Cameron (Jackson), Shahena Ebrahim (Mrs Luckerniddle), Frederick Abrahamse (Gloomb), Ian Edelstein (Mulberry), Gaby Lomberg (Conductor of Black Straw Hats), and others. Musical direction by Joe Ribeiro, sets by Maciek Miszewski and costumes by John Caviggia.

Sources

Wikipedia [6]

UCT Drama Department theatre programme, 1979, donated by Tony Fletcher, held by NELM: [Collection: FLETCHER, Jill]: 2005. 75. 19. 9.

Barrow, Brian & Williams-Short, Yvonne 1988.

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