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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:

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

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