Über den Autor
Hartmut Lange was born in Berlin-Spandau in 1937, he studied theatrical production at the Babelsberg Film Institute. In 1960, he received an appointment as theatrical producer at the Deutsches Theater in East Berlin. He made a trip to Yugoslavia just before the first performance of his play, Marski, and decided not to return to the former East Germany. Settling in West Berlin, he worked at the Halleschen Ufer Theatre and, in the 70s, as theatrical producer and director at the Schiller and Schloßpark Theatres. Hartmut Lange writes plays, essays and prose. He received the Italo-Svevo Prize, 2003.
Hartmut Langes Dramen aus den Jahren 1960 bis 1976 dokumentieren einen doppelten Abschied: Ausgehend vom Hegelschen Rationalismus und der Sozialutopie von Karl Marx enden sie in der Melancholie über das Verschwinden jeglicher Vernunft und beschwören die Erinnerung an jene Gesellschaft, deren erklärter Gegner Lange war: an den märkischen Adel und an das Spätbürgertum.