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Baal

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  12w, 18m

Bertolt Brecht, Peter Tegel

Baal
by Bertolt Brecht. Translated by Peter Tegel

The story charts the decline of a drunken and dissolute poet, Baal, an anti-hero who rejects the conventions and trappings of bourgeois society. This situation draws on the German Sturm und Drang tradition, which celebrates the cult of the genius living outside the conventions of society that would later destroy him.

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    12w, 18m

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Baal, a poet and singer, drunk, lazy, selfish and ruthless, seduces (among others) a disciple's seventeen-year-old mistress, who drowns herself. He mixes with tramps and drivers and sin's in a cheap nightclub. With his friend the composer Ekart he wanders through the country, drinking and fighting. Sophie, pregnant by him, follows them and likewise drowns herself. Baal seduces Ekart's mistress, then kills him. Hunted by the police and deserted by the woodcutters, he dies alone in a forest hut.
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  • Time Period Contemporary
  • Setting Interior and exterior settings
  • Additional Features Play w/ Music

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  • Minimum Fee: £70 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
  • Optional Music/Media Fee: £37 per performance

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Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956), playwright, poet and director, was born in Augsburg, Germany in February 1898. He established himself as a playwright during the 1920s and early 1930s with plays such as Baal, Man is Man, The Threepenny Opera and The Mother. In 1933, as Hitler came ...
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Peter Tegel

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