The Awakening of Spring (2008)

TV-MA   |    |  Drama, Romance


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Based on the 1891 play "Spring Awakening," this filmed stage drama examines the tensions and confusion of young people as their growing sexual awareness conflicts with the repressive social... See full summary »

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14 March 2014 | enojones
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| inspiration for "our town"?
It's stunning but the elements of this play are instantly recognizable to anyone who has seen an "Our Town" performance, and liked it. A minimalist set, soliloquies and dialogs from and to the dead echo across the decades. It is astounding that this play existed and ran during a period of Victorian morality and codes of conduct which in later decades would intensely condemn and attempt to stifle creative writing exposing raw sexuality and conflict.

Being a high-brow play, this deserves a second and third consumption to catch the nuisances and to focus on a character during the run.

In this modernized version, extra "skin" is sprinkled in for sensation and often distracts from the spoken word. The high points of the play/film are the quiet exchanges between conflicted characters and those in emotional distress--on the edge.

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Release Date:

17 November 2008

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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