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List of notable or famous theatre directors from Germany, with bios and photos, including the top theatre directors born in Germany and even some popular theatre directors who immigrated to Germany. If you're trying to find out the names of famous German theatre directors then this list is the perfect resource for you. These theatre directors are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known theatre director from Germany is included when available.

This list has a variety of people, like Mike Nichols and Jerry Zaks, in it.

This historic theatre directors from Germany list can help answer the questions "Who are some German theatre directors of note?" and "Who are the most famous theatre directors from Germany?" These prominent theatre directors of Germany may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected German theatre directors.

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Adolf Dresen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Theatre Directors from Germany
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Adolf Dresen

Adolf Dresen was a film director. ...more

Age: Died at 66 (1935-2001)

Birthplace: Eggesin, Germany

Profession: Film Director

Bertolt Brecht is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Theatre Directors from Germany
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Bertolt Brecht was a German poet, playwright, and theatre director. A theatre practitioner of the 20th century, Brecht made contributions to dramaturgy and theatrical production, the latter through the tours undertaken by the Berliner Ensemble – the post-war theatre company operated by Brecht and ...more

Age: Died at 58 (1898-1956)

Birthplace: Swabia, Eurasia, Bavaria, Augsburg, Germany

Profession: Theatre Director, Poet, Librettist, Screenwriter, Lyricist, + more

Credits: Hangmen Also Die!, Mack the Knife, Galileo, To Whom Does the World Belong?, The Threepenny Opera, + more

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#17 on The Greatest Playwrights in History

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Christoph Schlingensief is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Theatre Directors from Germany
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Christoph Maria Schlingensief was a German film and theatre director, actor, artist, and author. Starting as an independent underground filmmaker, Schlingensief later began staging productions for theatres and festivals, which often were accompanied by public controversies. In the final years before ...more

Age: Died at 50 (1960-2010)

Birthplace: Oberhausen, Germany

Profession: Theatre Director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Film Editor, + more

Credits: The 120 Days of Bottrop, Say Goodbye to the Story (ATT 1/11), Blackest Heart, Menu Total, Egomania - Insel ohne Hoffnung, + more

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Dani Levy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Theatre Directors from Germany
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Dani Levy is a film maker, theatrical director and actor. ...more

Age: 59

Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland

Profession: Theatre Director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor, Actor, + more

Credits: Aimée & Jaguar, Deutschland 09 - 13 kurze Filme zur Lage der Nation, Silent Night, Replay, The Giraffe, + more

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