Wedekind Plays 1 - Spring Awakening & Lulu - A Monster Tragedy
Published by Methuen
His work was censored and the original Lulu play was not even published during his lifetime; Wedekind toned it down and adapted it to make two plays: Pandora's Box and Earth-Spirit
The version in this volume, Lulu: A Monster Tragedy, is based on the first manuscript, presenting the original sexually voracious heroine to a British audience for the first time.
The volume also contains Spring Awakening, 'a work of great compassion that still has a lot to teach us about the dangers of battening down adolescent sex...' - Guardian
The translation of Spring Awakening ('scrupulously faithful both to Wedekind's irony and his poetry' The Times) was commissioned by the National Theatre and that of Lulu: A Monster Tragedy ('the Bonds' version is sharper and funnier than its predecessors' Guardian) was toured nationally
Both plays are complemented by the translators' historically illuminating introductions