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Author Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956, author.

Title Baal / Bertolt Brecht ; translated by Peter Tegel.

Publication Info. London : Bloomsbury, [2013]

Item Status

Description 1 online resource
Note Previously issued in print: in Collected plays one. London: Methuen Drama, 1998.
Translated from the German.
Summary The classic wandering-poet archetype of the Expressionist movement receives a dark makeover in Bertolt Brecht's 'Baal'. Brecht's first full-length play portrays the seductions and manipulations of a dissolute poet with an inexplicable appeal to women. Baal descends from a civilised dining room to a hut in the woods, leaving a path of destruction in his wake. First performed in Leipzig in 1923, 'Baal' represents an early, almost pre-political stage in Brecht's career, and shows the playwright experimenting with elements that would become his trademarks, such as the use of song. Even as a young writer, however, Brecht provoked controversy: 'Baal' was immediately shut down by order of the city council of Leipzig.
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Local Note Bloomsbury Drama Online - Core Collection
Genre/Form Drama.
Added Author Tegel, Peter, translator.
Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956. COllected plays one.
Added Title Baal. English
ISBN 9781408161388.00000003
Standard No. 10.5040/9781408161388.00000003