However outrageous the E4 teen comedy The Inbetweeners gets, there is little in its portrayal of adolescent angst that Frank Wedekind didn't do first in Spring Awakening. --Guardian
About the Author
FRANK WEDEKIND (I864-1918) came into an inheritance aged 22, when his father died, which enabled him to pursue his chosen career as a writer and performer. Working initially in cabaret, he began writing for the stage with Spring Awakening in 1891. In Earth Spirit (1895) and Pandora's Box (1904) he created the figure of Lulu, an innocent femme fatale, famously played on screen by Louise Brooks.