A week of researching Frühlings Erwachen and actioning the text. Found a great quote by Wedekind today, 'Until Reinhardt's production the play was looked on as pure pornography. Now they've plucked up the courage to see it as the driest school pedantry. But still no one's able to see the humour in it.' This strikes me as odd because I've always thought the play was very funny. Moritz learning about intercourse from Melchior's essay, Hanschen's late night bathroom activities and Wendla asking her repressed mother about where babies come from, all have potential hilarity. The tragedy is all the more moving because we've laughed at / with these characters in the first half. Now I've got to go find the German words for action verbs Shame and Humiliate. It's a life!