Censorship within the play is what causes the tragedies. It is important to keep exploring these issues instead of repeating the very mistakes Wedekind warns against.

Frank Wedekind’s controversial 1891 play Spring Awakening – which follows a group of young German teens who struggle through their newly discovered sexual feelings without any guidance from their parents, which proves to be fatal for some characters – was subject to censorship for practically a century. It was being banned from being performed in Germany until […]

via The Censorship of Frank Wedekind’s Spring Awakening — Project Theatricality

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Whilst we’re on the non-censorship subject, here’s a good mixture of Artaud’s ‘Theatre of Cruelty’, ‘Theatre of the Absurd’, and the Carnivalesque.

It had been decades since a carnival came to town, all steam, canvas and elephant urine. Only Mrs. Donley remembered the last time, over 80 years ago. I wasn’t sure if I should laugh or cry as I entered the ragged tent. Dirty costumes covered skeleton-thin actors. The tricks and and jokes were ancient and […]

via Theater of the Absurd — Trent’s World (the Blog)

Budding writers out there! Worth a read

Originally posted on BlondeWriteMore: ? Have you ever experienced that heart stopping moment when you realise you have a whiny character? Have you created a character who repeatedly complains at length (be it internally or externally) about the problems facing them, and does nothing significant to address their problems? For the record, I would rather tackle…

via How To Deal With Whiny Characters #MondayBlogs #Writers #Author — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog