Baal is a young amoral rebellious poetic genius who, after a short and eventful life of debauchery, betrayal and violence, is about to cut his ties to the world and meet his doom. A high society party is where the end begins.

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Baal is a young amoral rebellious poetic genius who, after a short and eventful life of debauchery, betrayal and violence, is about to cut his ties to the world and meet his doom. A high society party is where the end begins.

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Excellent BBC version of tough Brecht play
25 August 2003 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

"Baal" was the first play written by German dramatist Bertolt Brecht, one which he constantly rewrote throughout his entire life. David Bowie is perfectly cast in this BBC production of a one-hour version of the play, as the alcoholic, womanizing, murderous itinerant musician/poet title character. Zoe Wanamaker is also terrific as one of Baal's girlfriends. Not everyone's cup of tea, for sure, and difficult to see (try eBay), but for those looking for something different, or for fans of Bowie, definitely worthing searching out.


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