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Fritz Hochwaelder Biography (1911-1986)
Born May 28, 1911, in Vienna, Austria; emigrated to Switzerland, 1938; died of a heart attack in Zurich, Switzerland, October 20, 1986; son of Leonhard (an upholsterer) and Therese (Koenig) Hochwaelder; married Ursula Buchi, July 26, 1951 (marriage ended); married Susan Schreiner, July 20, 1960; children: (second marriage) Monique.
- Birth Details
- May 28, 1911
- Vienna, Austria
- Death Details
- October 20, 1986
- Zurich, Switzerland
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK
- Playwright. Plays performed in small theatres in Vienna, Austria, 1932, 1936; writer in Zurich, Switzerland, 1945--.
- PLAYS,PRODUCED AND PUBLISHED Das heilige Experiment, first produced as five-act, 1943, subsequently presented in two acts in Paris as Sur La Terre comme au Ciel, then in London and New York as The Strong Are Lonely, published by Volksverlag Elgg, 1947, translation of the French play by Eva le Galliennepublished as The Strong Are Lonely, Samuel French, 1954, German version in Oesterreichisches Theatre, published by Buechergilde Gutenbert, 1964.
- Der Unschuldige (The Innocent), first produced, 1958, privately printed in Zurich, 1949, published by Volksverlag Elgg, 1958.
- Donadieu, first produced, 1953, published by Paul Zsolnay, Hamburg, 1953,and Harrap, England, 1967.
- Der oeffentliche Anklaeger, first produced, 1948, published by Paul Zsolnay, 1954, translation by Kitty Black published as The Public Prosecuter, Samuel French, 1958, edition in German published by Methuen, 1962.
- Hotel du commerce, first produced, 1944, published by Volksverlag Elgg, 1954.
- Der Fluechtling (The Fugitive), first produced, 1945, published by Volksverlag Elgg, 1955.
- Die Herberge (The Shelter), first produced, 1956, published by Volksverlag Elgg, 1956.
- Meier Helmbrecht, first produced, 1946, published by Volksverlag Elgg, 1956.
- Dramen I (a collection including "Das heilige Experiment," "Die Herberge," and "Donnerstag"; "Donnerstag" first produced at Salzburg Festival, Vienna,Austria, 1959), published by Albert Langen/Georg Mueller, 1959.
- Esther, first produced, 1940, published by Volksverlag Elgg, 1960.
- Dramen II (a collection including "Der oeffentliche Anklaeger," "Der Unschuldige," and "1003"; "1003" first produced, 1963), published by Albert Langen/Georg Mueller, 1964.
- Der Himbeerpfluecker, first produced, 1964, translation by Michael Bullock produced in London as The Raspberry Picker, 1967, published by Albert Langen/Georg Mueller, 1965, English translation by Martin Esslin published in TheNew Theatre of Europe, Delta, 1970.
- Dramen (a collection including "Esther," "Das heilige Experiment," "Hoteldu commerce," "Meier Helmbrecht," "Der oeffentliche Anklaeger," "Donadieu,""Die Herberge," "Der Unschuldige," "Der Himbeerpfluecker," and "Der Befehl"),published in two volumes by Verlag Styria, Graz, 1975.
- Lazaretti: oder, Der Sae beltiger, produced at the Saltzburg Festival, 1975, published by Verlag Styria, 1975.
- Also Die Prinzessin von Chimay, 1981; Der Verschwundene Mond, 1982; Die Burgschaft, 1984.
- "The Public Prosecuter," U.S. Steel Hour, CBS, 1958.
- Der Befehl, Eurovisions-Zentrale, Stiasny, 1967, English translation by Robin Hirsch published in Modern International Drama, Volume III, Number 2, Pennsylvania State University Press, 1970.
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