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Lulu  

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A new version of the erotic masterpiece, based for the first time on the author's original text.

Lulu follows 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 new version, based on Wedekind's original text, restores the clarity, the daring and the sexual explicitness of a modern masterpiece written a hundred years before its time.

Cast : 11M, 7F

Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-453-2 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB

Author

Frank 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 new version, based on Wedekind's original text, restores the clarity, the daring and the sexual explicitness of a modern masterpiece written a hundred years before its time.

NICHOLAS WRIGHT's previous plays include the acclaimed National Theatre adaptation of Philip Pullman’s  His Dark Materials, Mrs Klein, Rattigan’s Nijinsky, The Reporter and Vincent In Brixton, which won the Olivier Award for Best New Play in 2003. His most recent play was  The Last of the Duchessfor Hampstead Theatre directed by Richard Eyre. All of his plays are published by Nick Hern Books.

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