Wedekind has had plenty of teachers, not excepting the most valuable of all, personal experience.
Where Shaw, however, sees but the problem, Wedekind has only eyes for the poetry.
Now all this is comedy, of course, but Wedekind is not to be deprived of his predelection for the minor key.
Like Guy de Maupassant, Wedekind treats only the one subject.
Whatever Wedekind's theme may be, it is always sure to be treated in a strikingly original fashion.
Wedekind has not altogether escaped this national peculiarity.
Death, however, is a pet theme of Wedekind, who proceeds to batten thereon with abnormal gusto.
The oftener I see or read Wedekind the more I admire his fund of humour.
Wedekind's dramatic masterpieces, however, are Die Erdgeist.
Personally, Wedekind was never an extravagant, exaggerated man.