Fleisser, Mariw Luise

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Fleisser, Mariw Luise Gender: F
born on 22 November 1901 at 07:30 (= 07:30 AM )
Place Ingolstadt, Germany, 48n46, 11e27
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Müller
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 29°17' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 06°32 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 27°43'

Mariw Luise Fleisser


German author and playwright.

Fleißer best known works are two plays, Purgatory in Ingolstadt (1924) and Pioneers in Ingolstadt (1926).Bertolt Brecht persuaded the director Moriz Seeler to stage the first play, which Seeler retitled; Fleißer's original title was The Washing of Feet. Brecht then encouraged her to write Pioneers. Premiered in Berlin, the plays caused a scandal, especially in her home town, and were attacked by the Nazis, who had not yet come to power.

Fleißer achieved sudden prominence in the 1920s and suffered an equally sudden silencing when the Third Reich banned her books and forbade her to write, except for a few articles and stories in newspapers and magazines. Fleißer's struggle after World War II to regain the status she had enjoyed for a short time during the Weimar period was largely unsuccessful, and it was only toward the end of her life that she experienced a renaissance of sorts. During this period she revised many of her works for new productions of her plays and for the 1972 three-volume edition of her collected works.

Fleißer was rediscovered in the 1970s by a later generation, among them the theatre director Peter Steinand the playwright Franz Xaver Kroetz. Pioneers in Ingolstadt was adapted as a TV film by Rainer Werner Fassbinder in 1971.

From the early 50s Fleißer received numerous literary awards and honors.

She died 2 February 1974, Ingolstadt.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Arno Müller, vol 3


  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script