Hello again! Today I would like to reflect about a play I saw last Sunday in Schauspielhaus Leipzig, that is Bertolt Brecht’s Baal.
Baal is Brecht’s first work and it premiered in Leipzig in 1918 in the Altes Theather -which went destroyed during the second world war. The play was prohibited after the premiere because it was seen as “anarchic”. Brecht wanted to write an antithesis to the play of the future nazi-poet laureate Hans Johst, Der Einsame. Menschenuntergang (1917), in which he dramatized the life of Christian Dietrich Grabbe. For his protagonist, Brecht chose the figure of the French poet François Villon as source of inspiration. Continua a leggere “Bertolt Brecht’s Baal”