The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Awakening of Spring, by Frank Wedekind This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no. FRANK WEDEKIND became widely known through his great drama Spring Awakening [or The Awakening of Spring], which he called a tragedy of childhood, . Spring Awakening was Frank Wedekind’s first play. He had it published at his own expense in , but it was not performed until Wedekind.

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Isn’t it the most striking proof of his harmlessness, of his stupidity, of his childish obscurity, that he can write so! Each of us wanders from the straight path. Then, one day, she was besieged by a Wedekinx, who, by chance, had two heads, which, year in and year out, disputed with one another so violently that neither could get a word in edgewise. Th- th- there is an a- a- at- atmosphere here li- frahk like th- th- that of the cata- catacombs, like that in the document room of the former Cha-Cha-Chamber of Justice at Wetzlar.

The mark is plain.

Spring Awakening

Why just the same, Wendla? Aren’t you proud of yourself, Wendla? It’s a sad thing about my understanding. And, therefore, he must suffer everlasting death. If you have any, Wendla, which would you rather have, boys or girls? Heaven knows, Wendla, that I am not to blame! They remark on how beautiful he is and how pathetic his wedemind Moritz is, although Martha admits finding Moritz sensitive and attractive. Moral authorities —parents, school, church — are there to provide a compass for the adolescents, which awakenning lead them astray, one way or another.


Ah, how time passes when one earns money! WhaWhawhat do you know?

I will request our secretary, Herr Fliegentod, to close the minutes. Do you believe in omens? I can hardly imagine what it means to be beaten. I had wanted a snow-white marble urn on a pedestal of black syenite. Now, when wedejind is coming?

At first she intended coming along herself, but at the last moment Aunt Bauer dropped in, and she doesn’t like to climb. With her dainty feet she stamped declarations of war and orders for executions. For the student of theater, this book is highly recommended.

I wander to the altar like the ancient Etrurian youth whose dying rattle bought his brothers’ prosperity for the coming year. But why do you weep so frightfully, then? It would be so much the better for us. That doesn’t depend on us, Fanny. I know that, Wendla. But it feels just as important frankk the adult world to read; wedeoind realise their flaws and consider what they teach their children but also how and why.

Spring Awakening – a play by Frank Wedekind

And we’re expected to give thanks for it. Qedekind often seems to me as if they would miss something if they didn’t have an ill-conditioned brat like me.

I will work and work until my eyes fall out of my head. The lamp was smoking when Mathilde woke me; the blackbirds in the elder bushes under the window were chirping so happilyand I felt so inexpressibly melancholy.

One only need look at you, Moritz! But don’t tell anybody. Hanging is pretty enough! Have you your Virgil for to-morrow?

If you want to do me a favor, give me your information in writing. Martha Bessel is beaten night after night, so that one sees the marks of it the next day. If it weren’t for our horrid white dresses and your long trousers one might be more spiritual. I took it right out of his hand when I came along in the morning. Every day he photographed me in some new arrangementonce on the sofa as Ariadne, once as Leda, once as Ganymede, once on all fours as a feminine Nebuchadnezzar.


Not the chimney-sweep, child; not the chimney-sweep. Let’s put it aside until my next birthday, now I should only tear the flounces. The previous false step could still lead to her happinessand more of such irrational nonsense. I only wish I could sleep once for you in your sack. At least we can pause, think, and go back when we read the play.

It was revived in by Deaf West Theatre[15] which transferred to Broadway in Kling, klingthings were lively!

For instance the choice of names for the teachers is extravagant. At your age, that is sprign important than a correct use of middle high German.

Spring Awakening – Frank Wedekind

How the water gets into one’s shoes! You don’t know, Hans, awakenkng can’t guess, what depends on it. He will break under restraint; the most frightful examples will be before his eyes! I’m not quite sure of who could portray her. And when your girls reached the same age it would be the same with them! And now that my child has had the misfortune to run his sprng into the noose at the right moment, shall I, his own mother, help to end the work of his executioners?