- Category : Writers-Playwright-script
- Type : PE
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Small (35)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Contagion 2
German theatre and film director, play translator and screenwriter.
Regarded as one of the greatest directors in German-speaking theater. He was the head of the Schauspielhaus Bochum, Bochum (1972–1979), the head of the Deutsches Schauspielhaus, Hamburg (1985–1989) and the Berliner Ensemble from 1992 to 1996.
He was chosen "Director of the year" by Theater Heute magazine on numerous occasions.
He died on 30 July 2009 in Hamburg.