Lulu
Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781854594532Publication Date:
30 Mar 2001
Size: 200mm x 130mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
this version: Almeida Theatre, London, 2001

Lulu

By Frank Wedekind Adapted by Nicholas Wright

Paperback £9.99£7.99

Nicholas Wright's version of Wedekind's celebrated erotic masterpiece is the first to be based on the author's original text, restoring the clarity, the daring and the sexual explicitness of a modern masterpiece written a hundred years before its time.

Lulu is the story of the decline and fall of a young woman possessed of a fatal combination of sexuality and innocence. She passes from German and Parisian high society to the streets of Jack the Ripper's London – destroying, and ultimately destroyed by, her lovers.

Wedekind originally wrote his extraordinary 'monster tragedy' a full twenty years before the First World War. Finding no-one prepared to stage it on account of its sexual candour, he toned it down and rewrote it as two full-length dramas, which is how The Lulu Plays were published and produced throughout most of the twentieth century.

Nicholas Wright's version, based on Wedekind's original text, reveals the author's original conception for the play. It was premiered at the Almeida Theatre, London, in 2001.

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'Nicholas Wright's excellent adaptation'

Guardian
Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781854594532Publication Date:
30 Mar 2001
Size: 200mm x 130mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Frank Wedekind:

Spring Awakening

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Also by Nicholas Wright:

One Fine Day
Treetops
8 Hotels
The Custom of the Country
Mrs Klein
Travelling Light
Nicholas Wright: Five Plays
Cressida
The Slaves of Solitude (stage version)
Vincent in Brixton
The Desert Air
The Reporter
His Dark Materials (stage version)
Regeneration (stage version)
The Last of the Duchess
Rattigan's Nijinsky
Thérèse Raquin (National Theatre version)
Three Sisters (National Theatre version)
John Gabriel Borkman
Naked

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