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Weiss, Peter

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Born: 1916 AD
Died: 1982 AD, at 65 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: Dramatist

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1916 - Born in Nowawes near Berlin on the 8th of November.

1935 - He emigrated with his family to Chislehurst, near London, England, where he studied photography.

1937 - Attended the Prague Art Academy.

1938 - After the German occupation of the Sudetenland, his family moved to Sweden, and Weiss himself removed to Switzerland.

1939 - He again emigrated to Stockholm, Sweden.

1946 - He became a Swedish citizen.

1950 - His first produced play was Der Turm.

1952 - He joined the Swedish Experimental Film Studio, where he made films for several years.

1963 - 1964 - His best-known work is the play Marat Sade, first performed in West Berlin, which brought him widespread international attention.

        - He was honored with the Charles Veillon Award.

1965 - Given The Lessing Prize.

1966 - Given The Heinrich Mann Prize.

1967 - He was politically active as a member of the Communist Party, and participated in Bertrand Russell's tribunal against the Vietnam War in Stockholm.

        - Recieved The Carl Albert Anderson Prize.

1978 - Received The Thomas Dehler Prize.

1981 - Received The Cologne Literature Prize.

1982 - He suffered a heart attack. He wrote little after that, and died in Stockholm on the 10th of May.

       - Given the following awards; The Bremen Literature Prize, The De Nios Prize, The Swedish Theatre Critics Prize, and The Georg Büchner Prize.


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