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Baal-Satan: A Dramatic Presentation
Featured in: Existenz
, Vol. 7, No. 1, Spring 2012

Baal–Satan was written for presentation to an audience by a single actor as Baal–Satan joined by a questioner Matthew in a concluding dialogue. The work deals with the eternal conundrum of a good God's creation of a world including both good and evil. It extends Herbert Mason's prior themes of protest against death in Gilgamesh, a Verse Narrative, a finalist for the National Book Award, and a martyr's impassioned love of his Only One in The Death of al- Hallaj, A Dramatic Narrative, both presented in adaptations and public readings for stage.

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