Top 20 Playwright celebrities in Germany

Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Playwright celebrities [Updated March 26, 2023].

1. Bertolt Brecht

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Bertolt Brecht was born on February 10, 1898 in Augsburg, Germany.
He opposed Aristotelian cathartic theater and instead preferred what he called epic theater.

2. Andreas Gryphius

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Andreas Gryphius was born on October 11, 1616 in Germany.
One of his professors in college, Peter Crüger, introduced him to the newly emerging style of poetry.

3. Rolf Hochhuth

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Rolf Hochhuth was born on April 1, 1931 in Germany.
He drew controversy and scorn after a 2005 interview where he defended comments made by Holocaust-denier David Irving.

4. Lutz Rathenow

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Lutz Rathenow was born on September 22, 1952 in Germany.
He was able to smuggle scripts to West Germany despite being under heavy surveillance.

5. Georg Buchner

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Georg Buchner was born on October 17, 1813 in Germany.
After involving himself in revolutionary activities, he was accused of treason, and he narrowly escaped imprisonment and death.

6. Alexander Kluge

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Alexander Kluge was born on February 14, 1932 in Germany.
He won the Italian Literature Prize Isola d'Elba in 1967, and has obtained virtually every German-language literary award possible.

7. Patrick Suskind

Patrick Suskind was born on March 26, 1949 in Germany.
He became known for his reclusive nature; he never granted interviews or allowed himself to be photographed.

8. Marius Vonmayenburg

Marius Vonmayenburg was born on February 21, 1972 in Germany.

9. Botho Strauß

Botho Strauß was born on December 2, 1944 in Germany.
His 1993 essay, "Anschwellender Bocksgesang," was controversial and much criticized for its politically conservative views.