Awards & Winners

Peter Weiss

Date of Birth 08-November-1916
Place of Birth Babelsberg
Nationality Germany, Sweden, Czech Republic
Also know as Peter Ulrich Weiss
Profession Writer, Filmmaker, Painter, Graphic Artist
Peter Ulrich Weiss was a German writer, painter, graphic artist, and experimental filmmaker of adopted Swedish nationality. He is particularly known for his plays Marat/Sade and The Investigation and his novel The Aesthetics of Resistance. Peter Weiss earned his reputation in the post-war German literary world as the proponent of an avant-garde, meticulously descriptive writing, as an exponent of autobiographical prose, and also as a politically engaged dramatist. He gained international success with Marat/Sade, the American production of which was awarded a Tony Award and its subsequent film adaptation directed by Peter Brook. His "Auschwitz Oratorium," The Investigation, served to broaden the debates over the so-called "Vergangenheitspolitik" or "politics of history." Weiss' magnum opus was The Aesthetics of Resistance, called the "most important German-language work of the 70s and 80s. His early, surrealist-inspired work as a painter and experimental filmmaker remains less well known.

Awards by Peter Weiss

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Tony Award for Best Play
Honored for : Marat/Sade

Nominations 1966 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Tony Award for Best Play Marat/Sade