Your opinions: Sally Bowles as a character?
I'm almost certain this has, and will be very shocked if this hasn't, been discussed before. I couldn't find it, though, so here goes.
What is your personal opinion of the character of Sally Bowles? Taking into account the movie as well as any stage versions you've seen, etc. Also, who are your favorite performers as Sally?
I see her as not ditzy, but almost in her own little world to be able to ignore what is going on outside. I don't think she has any good coping skills, and was possibly abused as a young child leading to her damaged personality and lifestyle.
I have to say one of the favorite performers I've watched on youtube (I know...
) is Gina Gershon, particularly her "Cabaret". I think it's just so much closer to how I'd want it done were I to direct this: drunk out of her mind trying to deal with the fight she just had and not being able to deal with it at all.