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Lulu

Large Cast Male, 7 Female

Frank Wedekind trans Nicholas Wright Price: $12.99

A new version of the erotic masterpiece ...

Lulu follows the decline and fall of a young woman possessed of a fatal combination of sexuality and innocence

She passes from German and Parisian high society to the streets of Jack the Ripper's London destroying, and ultimately destroyed by, her lovers

Wedekind originally wrote his extraordinary 'monster tragedy' a full twenty years before the First World War

Finding no-one prepared to stage it on account of its sexual candour, he toned it down and re-wrote it as two full-length dramas, which is how The Lulu Plays were published and produced throughout most of the twentieth century

Nicholas Wright's new version, based on Wedekind's original text, restores the clarity, the daring and the sexual explicitness of a modern masterpiece written a hundred years before its time

"Nicholas Wright's excellent adaptation" ~ Guardian

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