Earth Spirit

Definition

Theater

  • A play by Frank Wedekind, first performed in 1902with Wedekind's actress wife Tilly Newes (Mathilde Newes; 1886 - 1970)in the role of Lulu.

    Earth Spirit was one of several dramas by Wedekindon the theme of repressed sexuality and its dangers. The plot centreson the beautiful and amoral Lulu, whose admirers always seek to changeher and always fail. Wedekind continued her story in Pandora'sBox, first produced in 1905.

    The British playwright Peter Barnes (1931 - 2004) adaptedand merged the two plays in Lulu (1970).

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