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Lulu Plays and Other Sex Tragedies

English · Paperback / Softback

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Two of Wedekind''s most seminal plays, Earth-Spirit and Pandora''s Box both focus on the actions of the young heroine Lulu, who embodies both animal sensuality and waif-like innocence, as she escapes a life on the streets, receives a society education, marries, takes on various lovers, becomes a dancer in a revue, is imprisoned for murder and encounters Jack the Ripper. When Earth-Spirit was premiered in Leipzig in 1898, Wedekind was vilified and persecuted for advocating unfeigned sexual pleasure and making his heroine a heartless whore. Death and Devil and Castle Wetterstein , the other plays that make up this volume, are essentially extensions of and complementary to the Lulu tragedies.>

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Frank Wedekind


Two of Wedekind's most seminal plays, Earth Spirit and Pandora's Box both focus on the actions of the young heroine Lulu.

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Authors Frank Wedekind
Assisted by Stephen Spender (Translation)
Publisher Alma Books
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 31.12.2020
EAN 9780714549996
ISBN 978-0-7145-4999-6
No. of pages 296
Subjects Fiction > Poetry, drama
Humanities, art, music > Linguistics and literary studies > General and comparative literary studies

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