Tuesday, September 27, 2011

His silver tongue was a snake ready to bite

Baal tells the story of the most brilliant, and most uncaring artist in the world. With women (and men) surrounding him everywhere he goes, if he was alive today, magazines would probably talk about him like this.

The cast and crew have thought that Baal could be Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, Charlie Sheen or Michael Jackson. Who do you think could be your Baal? Leave some comments below.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Some Contributions to Building Baal

Andrea Tim

"Has anyone wondered, that when Baal was dying, us feeling sorry for him might have been exactly what he wanted? Could it have been that - since he felt that law-abiding, goodie-two-three-four-shoes were below him and worth no more than spit bins, he thought it would be funny to test people and see how they'd react to his carefully chosen final words?"


"I think Baal is a creation of others, he corrupts them and they destroy him as a celebrity destroys himself (sometimes) but only with the help of the public around. The characters effecting Baal control the environment around him and maybe even control his inner and outer self."


"A child of the sky, aloof, the observer not in the ivory tower clean but rolling in the filth and loving it. Baal is thousands of years younger, making no excuses for himself in his hedonistic ways. Baal is a truth that we hide away under pretty clothes and social boundaries. Baal is the one who rocks the boat, dedicated to chaos and his own whims.”


"I think that a very important part of Baal's immorality lies, not just with his addictive personality, but with the way he interacts with people, his treatment of them and the relationships he forms and disregards."


What is Baal, who is Baal, am I a version of Baal?"


"I can see Baal in quite a few people I know, myself included. Baal has a self-destructive nature that I think exists in most of us whether we’re conscious of it or not. I’m really excited to see Baal explored further, the character and the essence."


"I had a sense of the play being almost surreal, dream like, or nightmare like. With warped expressions of reality, nothing is what it seems, confusion, time goes fast and then slow. A kind of disconnectedness, drugged or drunk existence."

Thursday, September 22, 2011

He is coming.

Murdoch University in collaboration with Edith Cowan University’s Contemporary Performance course presents Bertolt Brecht’s Baal - a visually stunning and unorthodox interpretation of the text that brings Brecht’s epic theatre into the 21st Century.