Thomas Hürlimann

Thomas Hürlimann was born in Zug/Switzerland in 1950. After attending the convent school at Einsiedeln, he studied philosophy in Zurich and Berlin. After leaving university, he began working as assistant director and dramaturg at the Schillertheater in Berlin. Later, Thomas Hürlimann lived as an author and dramatist in Switzerland and in Leipzig where he taught at the Institute of German Literature for a number of years. These days, the author mostly lives in Berlin. He is the recipient of numerous awards and a member of the German Academy of Language and Literature.

Awards:
1981 Aspekte Literary Award for Die Tessinerin
1982 Rauriser Literary Award for Die Tessinerin
1990 Award of the Swiss Schiller Foundation for Das Gartenhaus
1990 Award of the Literary Magazine of the SWF Broadcasting Company
1992 Berlin Literature Award
1992 Marieluise-Fleißer Award of the City of Ingolstadt
1995 Weilheimer Literary Award
1997 Literature Award of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation
1998 Literature Award of Solothurn
2001 Joseph Breitbach Award
2003 Jean Paul Award (Bavarian Literature Award)
2007 Award of the Swiss Schiller Foundation for Vierzig Rosen

2007 Award of the LiteraTour Nord

2007 Stefan Andres Award of the town of Schweich für Vierzig Rosen and the complete works

2008 Caroline Schlegel Award for the essay Über die Treppe

2010 Herbert Haag Award

2012 Thomas Mann Award of the city of Lübeck and the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts

Stage plays

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Alpen-Hegel
2 D, 3 H
LENI: I must go soon.ZUSENN: Well goddam, where does Leni want to go now? WOMAN: ... more
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Aufstand der Schwingbesen
2 D, 1 H
“Operetta is a decrepit genre, it isn’t fertile anymore; the reason for it being ... more
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Carleton
3 D, 5 H
In Kansas, the granary of America, the land of infinite fertility, nothing is ... more
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Das Einsiedler Welttheater
28 D, 23 H
Based on The Great Theatre of the World by Calderón de la BarcaThe will of man ... more
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Das Gartenhaus
2 D, 2 H
After their only son’s death, a silent struggle begins between the aging parents ... more
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Das Geburtstagskind
6 D, 7 H
An evening in early September of 1996, in the villa Laetitia in Z. In ... more
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Das große Welttheater
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Das Lied der Heimat
3 D, 3 H
When does bogus turn into fraud, falsehood into self-deception? Thomas Hürlimann ... more
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Der Franzos im Ybrig
6 D, 7 H
1798. Distant cannon thunder announces the war. The French are already in ... more
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Der Gesandte
1 D, 3 H
“You need men with imagination in big politics as well. Not too many, heaven ... more
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Der letzte Gast
6 D, 8 H
“Once upon a time, there was family Frunz, who successfully produced umbrellas ... more
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Grossvater und Halbbruder
2 D, 9 H
About Grossvater und Halbbruder:My grandfather told me the story many years ago: ... more
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Mein liebstes Krokodil
1 D, 1 H
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Stichtag
3 D, 7 H
Cancer-struck chicken-breeder Damunt has escaped from the hospital and is now on ... more
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Synchron
6 D, 6 H
“Frunz writes comedies, Sybille is an actress. They are a couple. They love each ... more
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Radio plays

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Grossvater und Halbbruder
Zu Grossvater und Halbbruder:Mein Großvater hat mir die Geschichte vor vielen ... more
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Mein liebstes Krokodil
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Stichtag
Der krebskranke Hühnerzüchter Damunt - aus der Klinik entwichen - befindet sich ... more
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Miscellaneous

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Eine Adaptation der Novelle FRÄULEIN STARK am Theater St. Gallen geplant

20.04.2017
Das Theater St. Gallen nimmt sich der Novelle FRÄULEIN STARK von Thomas Hürlimann an und erzählt die Geschichte, über das sinnliche Erwachen eines jungen Mannes, die in der Bücherwelt der St. Galler Stiftsbibliothek spielt, als Hör-Drama nach. Am 27.04.2017 ist Uraufführung in der St. Galler Lokremise in der Regie von Georg Scharegg mehr

Publications

Theater Theater 12
Aktuelle Stücke 12
Taschenbuch
Aktuelle Theatertexte von Igor Bauersima, Matthias Beltz, Gesine Danckwart, Thomas Hürlimann, Hansjörg Schertenleib, Roland Schimmelpfennig, Sam Shepard, Ulrich Zaum u.a. - der beste Überblick über das zeitgenössische Theater. Spannend, aktuell und immer wieder dramatisch. Zum 12. Mal erscheinen die ...
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