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Spring awakening : a children's tragedy

Author: Frank Wedekind; Jonathan Franzen
Publisher: New York : Faber and Faber, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"First performed under heavy censorship in Germany in 1906, Frank Wedekind's play Spring Awakening closed after one night in New York in 1917 amid public outrage and charges of obscenity. The play's content was radical indeed: teenage sex, suicide, abortion, masturbation, sadomasochism. But even more radical was the unsentimental and brutally authentic comedy with which Wedekind treated it. The story traces the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Wedekind; Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 9780865479784 086547978X
OCLC Number: 125405601
Description: xvii, 88 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Frühlings Erwachen.
Responsibility: Frank Wedekind ; translated from the German by Jonathan Franzen.
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"First performed under heavy censorship in Germany in 1906, Frank Wedekind's play Spring Awakening closed after one night in New York in 1917 amid public outrage and charges of obscenity. The play's content was radical indeed: teenage sex, suicide, abortion, masturbation, sadomasochism. But even more radical was the unsentimental and brutally authentic comedy with which Wedekind treated it. The story traces the dawning sexual awareness of four teenagers, Melchior, Moritz, Wendla, and Hansy, who, in their painfully funny contradictions - they are at once too innocent and not remotely innocent at all - remain fresh and unsettling even in our own sex-saturated culture. Thanks to the acclaimed novelist Jonathan Franzen, we now have a definitive new translation, one unique in capturing the bizarre comic spirit that animates every scene of this classic play."--book jacket.

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