9780865479784

Spring Awakening A Play

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  • ISBN13:

    9780865479784

  • ISBN10:

    086547978X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-09-04
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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Summary

First performed in Germany in 1906, Frank Wedekind's controversial playSpring Awakeningclosed after one night in New York in 1917 amid charges of obscenity and public outrage. For the better part of the twentieth century Wedekind's intense body of work was largely unpublished and rarely performed. Yet the play's subject matterteenage desire, suicide, abortion, and homosexualityis as explosive and important today as it was acentury ago.Spring Awakeningfollows the lives of three teenagers, Melchior, Moritz, and Wendl, as they navigate their entry into sexual awareness. Unlike so many works that claim to tell the truth of adolescence,Spring Awakeningoffers no easy answersor redemption. Today, one hundred years after the play's first performance, a new musical version of this essential modern masterpiece is being hailed as the "best new musical . . . in a generation" (John Heilpern,The New York Observer). Franzen's version of the textfor so long poorly served in Englishis unique in capturing the bizarre and inimitable comic spirit that animates almost every line of this unrelentingly tragic play. There couldn't be a better time for this thrilling, definitive new translation.

Author Biography

Jonathan Franzen is the author of The Corrections, winner of the 2001 National Book Award for fiction; the novels The Twenty-Seventh City and Strong Motion; and two works of nonfiction, How to Be Alone and The Discomfort Zone, all published by FSG.

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Spring Awakening is the best play ever written about teenagers, and Jonathan Franzen's fraught yet buoyant translation is the best I've ever read.  In a culture where lies about adolescence prevail, this funny and honest play is more relevant than ever. Spring Awakening is essential reading.”  —Christopher Shinn

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