Gerlind Reinshagen

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Gerlind Reinshagen (4 May 1926 – 9 June 2019)[1] was a German writer.[2]


The daughter of Ekkehard and Friedel Technau, she was born in Königsberg and studied pharmacy[2] and art. She wrote children's books,[3] novels, poetry[4] and radio plays before writing her first play for the theatre Doppelkopf in 1967.[3] Her plays Himmel und Erde (Heaven and Earth) (1974) and Sonntagskinder (Sunday's children) (1976) were also produced as films.[4] Most of her plays were directed by the influential director Claus Peymann [ca; cs; de; eo; es; fr; ru; sv].[5]

She received a Schiller Memorial Prize in 1974, the Mülheimer Dramatikerpreis in 1977, the Andreas Gryphius Prize in 1982, the Roswitha Prize in 1988,[4] the Ludwig Mülheims Preis in 1993 and the Niedersachsenpreis in 1999.[2]

Selected works[3][4][edit]

  • Leben und Tod der Marilyn Monroe (Life and death of Marilyn Monroe), play (1971)
  • Eisenherz, play (1982)
  • Die flüchtige Braut, novel (1993)
  • Die Clownin, play (1985)
  • Jäger am Rand der Nacht, novel (1993)


  1. ^ "Gerlind Reinshagen ist tot / Autorin starb mit 93". (in German). Retrieved 2019-06-11.
  2. ^ a b c Sleeman, Elizabeth (2001). The International Who's Who of Women 2002. p. 473. ISBN 1-85743-122-7.
  3. ^ a b c Furness, Raymond; Humble, Malcolm (2003). A Companion to Twentieth-Century German Literature. pp. 243–44. ISBN 1-134-74764-0.
  4. ^ a b c d Eigler, Friederike Ursula; Kord, Susanne (1997). The Feminist Encyclopedia of German Literature. pp. 442–44. ISBN 0-313-29313-9.
  5. ^ Sieg, Katrin (1994). Exiles, Eccentrics, Activists: Women in Contemporary German Theater. University of Michigan Press. pp. 121–. ISBN 0-472-10491-8.

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