Arnolt Bronnen

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BornArnolt Bronnen_header_cell_0_1_0 (1895-08-19)19 August 1895

ViennaArnolt Bronnen_cell_0_1_1

DiedArnolt Bronnen_header_cell_0_2_0 12 October 1959(1959-10-12) (aged 64)

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OccupationArnolt Bronnen_header_cell_0_3_0 Playwright

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NationalityArnolt Bronnen_header_cell_0_4_0 AustrianArnolt Bronnen_cell_0_4_1
Literary movementArnolt Bronnen_header_cell_0_5_0 ExpressionismArnolt Bronnen_cell_0_5_1
Notable worksArnolt Bronnen_header_cell_0_6_0 Parricide (1922)Arnolt Bronnen_cell_0_6_1

Arnolt Bronnen (19 August 1895 – 12 October 1959) was an Austrian playwright and director. Arnolt Bronnen_sentence_0

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Bronnen was born in Vienna, Austria. Arnolt Bronnen_sentence_1

The son of the Austrian-Jewish writer Ferdinand Bronner and his Christian wife Martha Bronner. Arnolt Bronnen_sentence_2

Bronnen's most famous play is the Expressionist drama Parricide (Vatermord, 1922); its première production is notable, among other things, for being that from which Bronnen's friend, the young Bertolt Brecht in an early stage of his directing career, withdrew, after being taken to hospital with malnutrition and the actors of the cast, led by Heinrich George, walked out on him. Arnolt Bronnen_sentence_3

According to The Cambridge Guide to Theatre, the "erotic, anti-bourgeois, black expressionism" of the play "caused a sensation" when it was eventually performed. Arnolt Bronnen_sentence_4

Bronnen also wrote Birth of Youth (Geburt der Jugend, 1922) and Die Excesse (1923). Arnolt Bronnen_sentence_5

After having collaborated on film treatments and various theatrical projects together, in 1923 Bronnen and Brecht co-directed a condensed version of Pastor Ephraim Magnus (a nihilistic, Expressionist play, according to The Cambridge Guide, "stuffed with perversities and sado-masochistic motifs") by Hans Henny Jahnn. Arnolt Bronnen_sentence_6

Later in his life he wrote reportage plays. Arnolt Bronnen_sentence_7

Bronnen signed the Gelöbnis treuester Gefolgschaft, a "vow of most faithful allegiance" to Adolf Hitler in 1933, but after the Second World War, he became a communist. Arnolt Bronnen_sentence_8

Bronnen died of heart failure in East Berlin and is buried in the Dorotheenstadt cemetery. Arnolt Bronnen_sentence_9

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