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Heinrich von Kleist (1777–1811)


Heinrich von Kleist was born on the 18th of October, 1777 in Frankfurt/Oder (Germany) as the son of a priest. His father died when Heinrich was 11 so he had to earn some money early. He managed to go to the High School until 15, but was forced then to join the Prussian army in their war in the west. He climbed up the ranks until he was lieutenant,... See full bio »

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Amphitryon Writer
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 2017 Cacaya (original play: Penthesilea - uncredited)
 2017 Das Bettelweib von Locarno (Short) (novel)
 2008 Il seme della discordia (novella "Die Marquise von O..." - uncredited)
 2004 Käthchens Traum (TV Movie) (play "Käthchen von Heilbronn")
 2003 Der zerbrochene Krug (TV Movie) (play)
 1999 The Jack Bull (TV Movie) (book "Michael Kohlhass")
 1997 The Prince of Homburg (play)
 1997 Teatr telewizji (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Rozbity dzban (1997) ... (play)
 1995 Der zerbrochene Krug (TV Movie) (play)
 1995 Ein Traum, was sonst? (text "Prinz von Honburg")
 1994 Der Prinz von Homburg (TV Movie) (based on the play by)
 1991 Der zerbrochne Krug (TV Movie) (play)
 1990 Der zerbrochene Krug (TV Movie) (play)
 1990 Der zerbrochne Krug (TV Movie) (play)
 1989 Die Marquise von O... (TV Movie) (text "Die Marquise von O.")
 1989 Prinz Friedrich von Homburg (TV Movie) (play)
 1988 Europa und der zweite Apfel (TV Movie) (essay Über das Marionettentheater)
 1988 Penthesilea (TV Movie) (play)
 1985 Die Nacht (text)
 1984 Un amour interdit (story "Der Findling")
 1984 Der zerbrochene Krug (TV Movie) (play)
 1984 Die Familie oder Schroffenstein (TV Movie) (play "Familie Schroffenstein")
 1984 Die Hermannsschlacht (TV Movie) (play)
 1983 Il principe di Homburg (play)
 1982 Amphitryon (TV Movie) (play)
 1981 Ragtime (story "Michael Kohlhaas" - uncredited)
 1980 Catherine de Heilbronn (TV Movie) (play "Das Käthchen von Heilbronn")
 1980 Das Käthchen von Heilbronn (TV Movie) (play)
 1978 Amphitryon (TV Movie) (play)
 1977 Heinrich (personal documents)
 1977 Rikottu ruukku (TV Movie) (play "Der zerbrochene Krug")
 1977 Great Performances (TV Series) (play "Prinz Friedrich von Homberg" - 1 episode)
- The Prince of Homburg (1977) ... (play "Prinz Friedrich von Homberg")
 1976 The Marquise of O (story)
 1975 Earthquake in Chile (TV Movie) (novella)
 1974 Penthesilea: Queen of the Amazons (Documentary) (based on a play by)
 1974 Der zerbrochene Krug (TV Movie) (story)
 1973 Prinz Friedrich von Homburg (TV Movie)
 1973 Die Gräfin von Rathenow (TV Movie) (novelette "Die Marquise von O.")
 1971 Hora once (TV Series) (novella "Die Marquise von O" - 1 episode)
- La Marquesa de O (1971) ... (novella "Die Marquise von O")
 1970 San Domingo (story "Die Verlobung in St. Domingo")
 1969 Michael Kohlhaas - Der Rebell (novel "Michael Kohlhaas")
 1969 Jungfer, Sie gefällt mir (play "Der zerbrochene Krug")
 1968 Das Käthchen von Heilbronn (TV Movie)
 1967 Estudio 1 (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1967 Teatro de siempre (TV Series) (1 episode)
- El cántaro roto (1967)
 1967 Der Findling (TV Movie) (novel "Der Findling")
 1967 Der zerbrochene Krug (TV Movie) (play)
 1966 Prinz Friedrich von Homburg (TV Movie) (play)
 1965 Der zerbrochene Krug (TV Movie)
 1965 Théâtre d'une heure (TV Series) (play "Der zerbrochene Krug" - 1 episode)
- La cruche cassée (1965) ... (play "Der zerbrochene Krug")
 1963 Penthesilea (TV Movie) (play)
 1961 Amphitryon (TV Movie) (play)
 1961 Die Verlobung in St. Domingo (TV Movie) (novel)
 1961 Prinz Friedrich von Homburg (TV Movie)
 1959 Der zerbrochene Krug (TV Movie) (play)
 1959 La marquise d'O (TV Movie) (short story)
 1958 De gebroken kruik (TV Movie) (play "Der Zerbrochene Krug")
 1954 Encounter (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Broken Jug (1954) ... (writer)
 1953 The Broken Jug (TV Movie) (play "Der zerbrochene Krug")
 1937 Michael Kohlhaas (novel)
 1937 The Broken Jug (play "Der zerbrochene Krug")
 1935 Les dieux s'amusent (play "Amphitryon")
 1935 Amphitryon (play)
 1920 Die Marquise von O. (novel)
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Other Works:

His play, "Amphitryon," was performed in an Oregon Shakespeare Festival Play Reading production at the Angus Bowmer Theatre in Ashland, Oregon. Jerri Lee Young and Phil Killian Fellow were directors. Libby Appel was artistic director. See more »
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Heinrich von Kleist shot his partner in death, a young girl friend, in the chest and himself in the mouth. See more »

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