Wedekind turned in his works against school dressage, bourgeois hypocrisy and prudery. His works often fell victim to censorship.
Spring Awakening, now a classic, is now published for the first time as an illustrated book on the occasion of Frank Wedekind’s 150th birthday.
Frank Wedekind writes Spring Awakening in 1891, when he is in his mid-twenties. In his play, he processes the suicide of a schoolmate and shows us a youth fighting in vain for sexual enlightenment.
Roberta Bergmann congenially staged the work. Her illustrations are reminiscent of the Art Nouveau period, they are direct and powerful. Roberta Bergmann’s book design is based on the classic drama, which she presents here in a fresh and unusual presentation.