Erwin Piscator

Erwin Piscator

Birth
Ulm, Lahn-Dill-Kreis, Hessen, Germany
Death 30 Mar 1966 (aged 72)
Starnberg, Landkreis Starnberg, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Burial Nikolassee, Steglitz-Zehlendorf, Berlin, Germany
Memorial ID 9462066 · View Source
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German modernist theatre director. In his point of view, theatre has an agitational and propagandistic function. After returning from the front line in the 1st World War, he became a member of the Berlin Dada movement. In 1918 he joined the newly-founded German Communist Party. He worked as a theatre director at first at Volksbühne, then founded own companies. In the 1930s he made films in the Soviet Union. In 1936 he moved to Paris, then to the United States, where in New York he taught Dramatic Workshop. He was the teacher of artists such as Marlon Brando or James Dean. After the 2nd World War he returned to Germany to direct Freie Volksbühne. He died in Starnberg in 1966.

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  • Originally Created by: Apats
  • Added: 14 Sep 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9462066
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Erwin Piscator (17 Dec 1893–30 Mar 1966), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9462066, citing Waldfriedhof Zehlendorf, Nikolassee, Steglitz-Zehlendorf, Berlin, Germany ; Maintained by Find A Grave .