Benjamin Franklin Wedekind (July 24, 1864 – March 9, 1918), usually known as Frank Wedekind, was a German playwright. His work, which often criticizes bourgeois attitudes (particularly towards sex), is considered to anticipate expressionism, and he was a major influence on the development of epic theatre.
改編自德國Benjamin Franklin Wedekind同名原著，探討青少年形成自我的關鍵時期所面臨性與暴力、生存與死亡的命題，一個全新的中文音樂劇。
Benjamin Franklin Wedekind
德國備受爭議的劇作家 史詩劇場 表現主義先驅
童年悲劇 愛的暴力或暴力的愛 撻伐 禁演 沉寂近一個世紀之後 青春的覺醒 春醒
原著劇本：Benjamin Franklin Wedekind
In 2006, Frühlings Erwachen was adapted into the successful Broadway musical
Spring Awakening is a rock musical with music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater. It is based on the German play Spring Awakening (1891) by Frank Wedekind. Set in late-19th century Germany, the musical tells the story of teenagers discovering the inner and outer tumult of sexuality. In the musical, alternative rock is employed as part of the folk-infused rock score.
Following its conception in the late 1990s and various workshops, concerts, rewrites and its Off-Broadway debut, the original Broadway production of Spring Awakening opened at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre on December 10, 2006. Its cast included Jonathan Groff,Lea Michele, Skylar Astin and John Gallagher, Jr. while its creative team comprised director Michael Mayer and choreographer Bill T. Jones. The original Broadway production won 8 Tony Awards, including Tonys for Best Musical, Direction, Book, Score and Featured Actor. The production also garnered 4 Drama Desk Awards whilst its original cast album received a Grammy Award.
The success of the Broadway production has spawned several other productions worldwide, including various US productions, a short West End production that won 4Laurence Olivier Awards including Best Musical, and a series of international productions.