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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Spring awakenings - L'éveil du printemps

Wedekind is the first playwright to have made the discovery of sexuality a central theme. He speaks of the time when a child changes into an adult. Questions are concrete. Flowers have bloomed, fruits are not yet present. Spring does not spare the characters of this “children’s tragedy”: in the heart of the erotic opening, some of them meet death. In 1891, the questioning of Puritanism and of Prussian education caused a scandal. The play shows youth as it is and not how we would like it to be ... 

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