the awakening of spring
DIRECTOR: Arthur Allan Seidelman
CLOSED CAPTIONING: No
Jesse Lee Soffer
Frank Wedekind’s controversial and revolutionary 1891 play about a group of teenagers discovering the joys and difficulties of sexuality was banned in Germany after it was written. Its first productions in the United States and London were also closed by censors. It centers on Michael, who is slightly more educated in the mysteries of human reproduction than his sheltered friends. Passing on his knowledge to others has tragic circumstances for Michael in the oppressive society of his day.
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