Thomas Brasch

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Thomas Brasch in 1993

Thomas Brasch (19 February 1945 in Westow, Yorkshire - 3 November 2001 in Berlin) was a German author, poet and film director.

Life[edit]

Thomas was the son of German Jewish communist emigre parents.

UK productions[edit]

In May 2012, Brasch's play Lovely Rita was performed in English for the first time in the Warwick Arts Centre.[1]

US productions[edit]

In November 1976, Brasch's theatre piece Paper Tiger was performed in English for the first time at the 4th International Bertolt Brecht Conference in Austin, Texas, with music composed by Raymond Benson. Benson subsequently directed an off-off-Broadway production of the musical in New York, New York, in September 1980.

Awards[edit]

1981 Bavarian Film Awards, Best Director [1]

Publications[edit]

Grave decoration on the Dorotheenstädtischer Friedhof by Alexander Polzin
  • "Sie geht, sie geht nicht", play, 1970
  • "Das beispielhafte Leben und der Tod des Peter Göring", play, with Lothar Trolle, 1971
  • "Galileo Galilei – Papst Urban VIII.", play, with Lothar Trolle, 1972
  • "Der Schweinehirt. Die wilden Schwäne", two radio plays by Hans Christian Andersen, Berlin 1975
  • "Vom dicken Herrn Bell, der das Telefon erfunden hat", radio play, Berlin 1974
  • "Herr Geiler", play, 1974
  • "Lovely Rita", play, 1975
  • "Poesiealbum 89", Berlin 1975
  • "Die argentinische Nacht", comedy based on Oswaldo Dragún, Berlin 1975
  • "Vor den Vätern sterben die Söhne", prose, Berlin 1977
  • "Kargo. 32. Versuch auf einem untergehenden Schiff aus der eigenen Haut zu fahren", Frankfurt (Main) 1977
  • "Rotter. Und weiter. Ein Tagebuch, ein Stück, eine Aufführung.", Frankfurt (Main) 1978
  • "Der schöne 27. September", poetry, Frankfurt (Main) 1980
  • "Engel aus Eisen", book based on film, Frankfurt (Main) 1981
  • "Der König vor dem Fotoapparat", children's book, Olten 1981
  • "Domino", book based on film, Frankfurt (Main) 1982
  • "Anton Tschechows Stücke", translated by Thomas Brasch, Frankfurt (Main) 1985
  • "Lovely Rita, Lieber Georg, Mercedes", play, Berlin 1988
  • "Lovely Rita, Rotter, Lieber Georg", play, Frankfurt (Main) 1989
  • "Frauen Krieg Lustspiel", play, Frankfurt (Main) 1989
  • "Drei Wünsche, sagte der Golem", poetry, prose and play, Leipzig 1990
  • "Mädchenmörder Brunke", prose, Frankfurt (Main) 1999
  • "Liebe Macht Tod", parts and materials, Frankfurt (Main) 2002
  • "Shakespeare-Übersetzungen", Frankfurt (Main) 2002
  • "Wer durch mein Leben will, muß durch mein Zimmer", poetry, Frankfurt (Main) 2002
  • "Was ich mir wünsche", poetry, Frankfurt (Main) 2007
  • "Du einsamer, du schöner Wicht", audio book, read by Katharina Thalbach and Anna Thalbach, Hoffmann&Campe 2007

Filmography[edit]

Films about Thomas Brasch[edit]

  • 1977 - Annäherung an Thomas Brasch, Director: Georg Stefan Troller
  • 2005 - Skizze Thomas Brasch, Director: Christoph Rüter

References[edit]

  1. ^ Warwick Arts Centre Website - Lovelt Rita

External links[edit]