Top 20 Playwright celebrities in Germany
Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Playwright celebrities [Updated March 6, 2021].
Bertolt Brecht was born
on February 10, 1898
in Augsburg, Germany.
He opposed Aristotelian cathartic theater and instead preferred what he called epic theater.
Andreas Gryphius was born
on October 11, 1616
One of his professors in college, Peter Crüger, introduced him to the newly emerging style of poetry.
Rolf Hochhuth was born
on April 1, 1931
He drew controversy and scorn after a 2005 interview where he defended comments made by Holocaust-denier David Irving.
Lutz Rathenow was born
on September 22, 1952
He was able to smuggle scripts to West Germany despite being under heavy surveillance.
Georg Buchner was born
on October 17, 1813
After involving himself in revolutionary activities, he was accused of treason, and he narrowly escaped imprisonment and death.
Alexander Kluge was born
on February 14, 1932
He won the Italian Literature Prize Isola d'Elba in 1967, and has obtained virtually every German-language literary award possible.
Patrick Suskind was born
on March 26, 1949
He became known for his reclusive nature; he never granted interviews or allowed himself to be photographed.
Marius Vonmayenburg was born
on February 21, 1972
Botho Strauß was born
on December 2, 1944
His 1993 essay, "Anschwellender Bocksgesang," was controversial and much criticized for its politically conservative views.