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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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... Baal
Robert Austin ... Mech
Jonathan Kent ... Eckart
Russell Wootton ... Piller
... Johannes
Juliet Hammond ... Emilie (as Juliet Hammond-Hill)
... 1st cab driver
Roy Evans ... 2nd cab driver
Michael Miller ... Horgauer
Michael Miller ... Horgauer
Sylvia Brayshay ... Louise
... Johanna
... Porter's wife
... Sophie
Polly James ... Soubrette
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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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Bowie pulls off a magnetic performance as the immoral,murdering,alcoholic...Baal
27 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

We have a dramatic masterpiece here and the Music is used very well...both lyrical and instrumental, which has been re-released by Bowie's label.The opening "Baal's Hymn" sets the scene for the protagonist an ex-soldier, explaining his love of "the sky" alcohol, women and mass murder-----during an Orgy ,("When Baal saw lots of corpses scattered round,he felt twice the thrill ,despite the lack of room,space enough ,their not thick on the ground,space enough within this womens womb) - this line sums up the kind of character we are dealing with.The image of "the Sky" is also very important in this play,showing perhaps that Baal is bored with his life and wishes to die. Fantastic


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