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ISBN-10: 3843062994

ISBN-13: 9783843062992

Edition: 2010

Authors: Frank Wedekind

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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Contumax GmbH & Company KG
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 84
Size: 7.44" wide x 9.69" long x 0.17" tall
Weight: 0.374
Language: English

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…