Ernst Hardt

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Friedrich Wilhelm Ernst Hardt (9 May 1876 – 3 January 1947), born Ernst Stöckhardt, was a German playwright, poet, and novelist.

Hardt was born in Graudenz, West Prussia (now Grudziądz, Poland).

He is the author of Priester des Todes (1898), Bunt ist das Leben (1902), An den Toren des Lebens (1904), and the plays Der Kampf ums Rosenrote (1903), Nipon von Lenclos (1905), Tantris der Narr (1907), Gudrun (1911), and Konig Salomo (1915). He was director of the National Theater in Weimar (1919–24), the Schauspiel Köln in Cologne (1925), and the Westdeutscher Rundfunk (West German Broadcasting Co). (1926–1933).

He worked with Bertolt Brecht on some experimental radio broadcasts.[1]

He was removed from his position with by the Nazis.[1]

Hardt died in Ichenhausen.


  1. ^ a b Brecht, Bertolt (2015). Brecht Collected Plays: 3: Lindbergh's Flight; The Baden-Baden Lesson on Consent; He Said Yes/He Said No; The Decision; The Mother; The Exception & the Rule; The Horatians & the Curiatians; St Joan of the Stockyards. Bloomsbury Publishing. ISBN 9781472538529. Retrieved 28 January 2018.

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