Saturday, 8 April 2017

Erdgesit (1895) written by Frank Wedekind and produced with Wedekind himself in the role of Dr Schön in 1918

A scene from Erdgesit (1895)  written by the German playwright Frank Wedekind (1864 - 1918) and produced  with Wedekind himself in the role of Dr Schön in 1918





"In the original manuscript, dating from 1894, the ‘Lulu’ drama was in five acts and subtitled ‘A Monster Tragedy’. Wedekind subsequently divided the work into two plays: Earth Spirit (German: Erdgeist, first printed 1895) and Pandora’s Box (German: Die Büchse der Pandora, first performed 1904). The premiere of Earth Spirit took place in Leipzig on 25 February 1898, in a production by Carl Heine, with Wedekind himself in the role of Dr Schön." 

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