Heinrich Böll

Heinrich Böll (born in 1917 in Cologne, died in 1985 in Langenbroich) grew up in a Catholic milieu. After he interrupted an apprenticeship as a bookseller and was enrolled on the National Socialist compulsory labour service, he went to university to study German language and literature and Classical Philology in 1939. At the beginning of the war, he was conscripted into the army. He was demobbed in 1945, returned to Cologne, took up his studies again, and published his first short stories in 1947 then the novel Der Zug war pünktlich (1949). From summer 1951, he worked as a freelance writer. From 1970-1972, he was President of the PEN Centre in the Federal Republic of Germany. He was awarded numerous prizes, amongst them the Georg Büchner Award (1976) and the Nobel Prize for Literature (1972).

Portrait von Heinrich Böll

Plays represented by Rowohlt Theater Verlag

  • Aussatz

    3F / 8M
    • U: 7.10. 1970 Aachener Kammerspiele (R: Klaus Wagner)
  • Das Brot der frühen Jahre

    Bearbeitet von Werner Janssen
    3F / 4M
    • U: 26.3.1983 Stadsschouwburg Heerlen
    • DSE: 6.10.1984 Grenzlandtheater Aachen (R: Bernd Hoffmann)
  • Der Clown

    Bearbeitet von Marie und Alfred Radok
    4F / 7M
    • U: 23.1.1970 Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf
  • Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum

    Bearbeitet von Günther Fleckenstein
    5F / 7M
    • U: Februar 1990 Deutsches Theater Göttingen (R: Günther Fleckenstein)
  • Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum

    Bearbeitet von Margarethe von Trotta
    5F / 11M
    • U: 12.5.1976 Theater der Stadt Bonn (Regie: Margarethe von Trotta)
  • Ein Schluck Erde

    2F / 7M
    • U: 22.12.1961 Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus (R: Karlheinz Stroux)
  • Frauen vor Flusslandschaft

    Bearbeitet von Florian Hopf, Marion Kagerer, Volker Schlöndorff
    5F / 11M
    • U: 24.1.1988 Münchner Kammerspiele (R: Volker Schlöndorff)