19:30, Wed 3rd – Fri 5th December 2014 at Homerton Auditorium
Michaelmas Week 8
This version of Frank Wedekind's extraordinary play Spring Awakening was specially commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company. The themes it addresses and the sheer energy of the writing make this masterpiece of German symbolism startlingly relevant today.
With its scenes of pubescent angst and sexual outspokenness, the play still, more than one hundred years after it was first staged, has the power to shock. Ted Hughes's rendition lends the dialogue a particularly modern terseness and bite, drawing out all the erotic energy of the original.