Baal (Bentley/Esslin, trans.)

by  Eric Bentley, Bertolt Brecht, Martin Esslin

Full Length Play, Drama  /  10m or f

Brecht's first play; it is brutal, coarse, and tender, picturing an "amoral" life ruthless in its consistency. Esslin has called it "a passionate acceptance of the world in all its sordid grandeur. What is presented here in the language of decomposition is the life-process itself, the grewat orgia…

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Eric Bentley

Eric Bentley was born in England in 1916, became an American citizen in 1948, in 1998 was inducted into the (American) Theatre Hall of Fame, and in 2011 won a gold medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Scholar, critic, teacher, performer, translator and, finally, playwright , he has had ...

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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 to power in Germany, Mr. Brecht fled to S ...

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Martin Esslin

Martin Esslin

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