Frank Wedekind: Four Major Plays, Volume 1

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Smith and Kraus, 2000 - Drama - 271 pages
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Frank Wedekind: four major plays

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Called "the prophet of sexuality in modern drama," German playwright Wedekind (1864-1918) earned his place as a pioneer of modern drama and the Theater of the Absurd with shocking plays that exposed ... Read full review

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This poet-playwright turned actor in order to produce the effect he wanted in his plays. Though as a young writer he associated himself with the naturalists, "Wedekind was not a consistent naturalist," says John Gassner (Treasury of the Theater); he was instead an original artist who was not apt to follow fashions". . . [and who] helped himself to much naturalistic detail to support his personal crusade for frankness about the elemental power of the sexual instinct.

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