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Baal by Bertolt Brecht

Synopsis
This production of Brecht’s first full-length play features over forty actors and was devised and rehearsed as a performance in four parts - with each part maintaining the narrative structure but employing a distinctively different aesthetic. Melissa Merchant, Tim Brain, Mikala Westall, Serge Tampalini and Ralf Rauker each direct a section of the play which brings out the morally ambiguous nature of the central character and this is played out alongside the questionable motives of the people that surround him, highlighting the audience’s fascination with and vicarious need for people who live outside the social and moral confides of society. This production of BAAL is a collaboration led by Dr Serge Tampalini of Murdoch University and Dr Ralf Rauker of Contemporary Performance at Edith Cowan University.
Language
English
Country
Australia
Year of release
2012
Subjects
Drama; German studies
Keywords
Brecht, Bertolt (1898-1956); German drama

Credits

Director
Melissa Merchant; Mikala Westall; Ralf Räuker; Serge Tampalini
Contributor
Tim Brain

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
£75.00 [Institutional rate]
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
75 minutes
Year
2012

Distributor

Name

Artfilms Europe

Email
info@artfilms.com.au
Web
http://www.artfilms.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 208 265 1752
Fax
+44 207 117 5174
Address
PO Box 71507
London
SE10 1BY
United Kingdom
Notes
Artfilms Europe is the European distributor of the collection of Contemporary Arts Media, Australia (previously known as Hush Video). The collection originally specialised in drama and the performing arts but has since widened its remit across the arts spectrum to include visual arts, design, architecture, new media and digital arts in its collection of over 5,000 titles. Separate subject catalogues, printed or online in pdf format, are available for theatre, dance, visual arts, film & cinema, new media, music, performance art and communication & culture. Sale on DVD or streamed on a pay-per-view or subscription basis from www.artfiflms-digital.com. From 2015, private users can subscribe via a digital site licence for £8 per month, allowing access to a selection of 300 - 400 films.

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