Tankred Dorst

1925 - 2017

Tankred Dorst

Tankred Dorst (19 December 1925 – 1 June 2017) was a German playwright and storyteller.Dorst lived and worked in Munich. His farces, parables, one-act-plays and adaptations were inspired by the theatre of the absurd and the works of Ionesco, Giraudoux and Beckett. His monumental drama Merlin oder das wüste Land, which was premiered in 1981 in Düsseldorf, has been compared to Goethe's Faust. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tankred Dorst has received more than 28,267 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3,954th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Tankred Dorst ranks 3,947 out of 4,883Before him are Ricardo Güiraldes, Robert Richardson, Eudora Welty, Mike Resnick, Cora Sandel, and Tom Robbins. After him are Val McDermid, Nuruddin Farah, A. E. Housman, Jakub Arbes, Paco Ignacio Taibo II, and Nicholas Pileggi.

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Among people born in 1925, Tankred Dorst ranks 272Before him are Charlie Byrd, Benito Lorenzi, Maria Tallchief, Arlene Dahl, Shirley Strickland, and Carlo Annovazzi. After him are Joseph Sargent, Károly Makk, Dany Dauberson, Nanni Loy, James Mellaart, and Eugene Garfield. Among people deceased in 2017, Tankred Dorst ranks 315Before him are Eduard Mudrik, Björn Granath, Katy Bødtger, Vladimir Makanin, Vyacheslav Ivanov, and Ulli Lommel. After him are Ely Ould Mohamed Vall, Vladimir Levenshtein, Armando Calderón Sol, Michael Ogio, François Van der Elst, and Adam Darius.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Tankred Dorst ranks 2,865 out of 3,763Before him are Karl-Heinz Metzner (1923), Gerhard Stoltenberg (1928), Thomas Quasthoff (1959), Dietmar Hamann (1973), Friedrich L. Bauer (1924), and Ulf Timmermann (1962). After him are Bernd Schneider (1964), Michael Artin (1934), Franz Josef Jung (1949), Sheryl Lee (1967), Kurt Beck (1949), and Lena Meyer-Landrut (1991).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Tankred Dorst ranks 195Before him are Fritz Reuter (1810), Marie Luise Kaschnitz (1901), Botho Strauß (1944), Hilde Domin (1909), Mirjam Pressler (1940), and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (1927). After him are Ulrich Plenzdorf (1934), Curt Siodmak (1902), Hermann Kant (1926), Herbert Achternbusch (1938), Kerstin Gier (1966), and Frank Schätzing (1957).