is set in a small German town in the
1890s where adolescent boys and girls grope their way
towards knowledge and maturity against the blocks set
up by parents and teachers in the name of “morality”.
Melchior, fearless in his pursuit of the truth, manages
to retain his freedom of spirit, but his friends are not
so lucky or strong.
Wedekind’s controversial play occupies a special place
in modern theatrical history as a key work of the naturalist
school and the principal precursor of German
'The best and most enduring German play of its era.' Jonathan Franzen
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