queer reading

Homoeroticism in Frank Wedekind’s “Spring Awakening”

Scandalous, groundbreaking, expressionistic, melodramatic, pornographic — all of these descriptors have been used to characterize the over a century long production history of Frank Wedekind’s first published play, “Spring Awakening” (1891). Even the critically acclaimed 2006 rock musical adaption of the play still shocked audiences for its frank depiction of teenage sexuality. Wedekind’s “Kindertragödie” explores …
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