Wedekind, Spring's Awakening

Wedekind, Spring's Awakening

by Carl Mueller
     
 

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Spring's Awakening is a tragic-comedy of teenage sex. Its fourteen-year-old heroine, Wendla, is killed by abortion pills. The young Moritz, terrorized by the world around him, and especially by his teachers, shoots himself. The ending seems likely to be the suicide of Moritz's friend, Melchior, but in a confrontation with a mysterious stranger (the famous Masked Man)

Overview

Spring's Awakening is a tragic-comedy of teenage sex. Its fourteen-year-old heroine, Wendla, is killed by abortion pills. The young Moritz, terrorized by the world around him, and especially by his teachers, shoots himself. The ending seems likely to be the suicide of Moritz's friend, Melchior, but in a confrontation with a mysterious stranger (the famous Masked Man) he finally manages to shed his illusions and face the consequences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575255132
Publisher:
Smith & Kraus, Inc.
Publication date:
06/15/2006
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Wedekind (July 24, 1864 — March 9, 1918), usually known as Frank Wedekind, was a German playwright. His work, which often criticizes bourgeois attitudes is considered to anticipate expressionism, and he was a major influence on the development of epic theatre

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