Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening

by Frank Wedekind
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Overview

Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind

Set in late 19th century Germany, it concerns teenagers who are discovering the inner and outer tumult of sexuality. The plays performance was threatened with closure when the city's Commissioner of Licenses claimed that the play was pornographic, due to its portrayal of abortion, homosexuality, rape, child abuse, and suicide, but a New York trial court issued an injunction to allow the production to proceed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781625585936
Publisher: Start Publishing LLC
Publication date: 01/02/2013
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 71
Sales rank: 566,850
File size: 296 KB

About the Author

Frank Wedekind (1864-1918) was a journalist, advertising manager, secretary to a circus, cabaret artiste, satirist, convict and actor as well as the author of twenty-one plays, many of which reflect aspects of his extraordinary career. He himself paid for the publication of Spring Awakening (1891), though it was not staged till 1906. (In England it was banned from public performance until 1963.) Earth Spirit (1895), the first of his plays to be seen on stage (1898), introduced the sexually voracious Lulu, who also figured in Pandora's Box (1904) and subsequently in Alban Berg's opera (Lulu, 1935) and in Peter Barnes' conflation of the two plays seen in England in 1970. Other notable plays include The Marquis of Keith (1900; British premiere, 1974), King Nicolo (1902), Castle Wetterstein (1910) and Franziska (1912). Wedekind was greatly admired by Brecht, and his satiric songs still have considerable bite.
Frank Wedekind (1864-1918) was a journalist, advertising manager, secretary to a circus, cabaret artist, satirist, convict and actor as well as the author of twenty-one plays, many of which reflect aspects of his extraordinary career. He himself paid for the publication of Spring Awakening (1891), though it was not staged till 1906. (In England it was banned from public performance until 1963.) Earth Spirit (1895), the first of his plays to be seen on stage (1898), introduced the sexually voracious Lulu, who also figured in Pandora's Box (1904) and subsequently in Alban Berg's opera Lulu (1935) and in Peter Barnes' conflation of the two plays seen in England in 1970. Other notable plays include The Marquis of Keith (1900; British premiere, 1974), King Nicolo (1902), Castle Wetterstein (1910) and Franziska (1912).
Edward Bond is widely regarded as the UK's greatest and most influential playwright. His plays include The Pope's Wedding (Royal Court Theatre, 1962), Saved (Royal Court, 1965), Early Morning (Royal Court, 1968), Lear (Royal Court, 1971), The Sea (Royal Court, 1973), The Fool (Royal Court, 1975), The Woman (National Theatre, 1978), Restoration (Royal Court, 1981) and The War Plays (RSC at the Barbican Pit, 1985).

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Spring Awakening 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Frank Wedekind was definetly a head of his time when he written this beautiful play. Epsecially at his time but it even fits in now in these days too. Many years ago this play was actually consider too racy to be performed on stage. The cenors wouldn't permit it at first, but today it a huge hit in Broadway and won so many Tony awards. The story takes place in the late 1891 set in Germany. About sexual maturity of youths at a time when teachers & parents want to repress those urges or even talk about sex to their kids.'Ofcourse it's a huge mistake for anyone to do at any child. No matter what these urges will awake.' It leaves them clueless in the matter. Which has the main characters helpless of any knowledge of puberty,love and reproduction. This play is strong drama. It haves it's bit of humor. The ending was so great,sad and unforgetable moral. I give this book 2 thumbs up. It is so worth the reading. The play will leave you thinking, understanding also open your your mind & heart. There'd nothing wrong with that at all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All it says is that the play is as disturbing now as it was before. Okay? I dont think that is going to hook any readers. Loved the play and I am a huge Jonathan Groff fan. I bet he will become even more popular after becoming a Disney Prince! The adapter of the play really seems like the kind of guy I would like to have a conversation with. You should read his little snidbit in that ten dollar spring awakenkng book
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Best Musical Ever