About Günther Rühle
Günther Rühle, one of Germany’s most revered theatre critics and theatre personalities, was born in Gießen in 1924. 1960–1985: editor for the Culture section of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (after 1974 as chief editor); 1985–1990: artistic director of the Frankfurter Schauspiel; then editor-in-chief of the Berlin Tagesspiegel’s Culture section. He has edited the works of (among others) Marieluise Fleißer and Alfred Kerr. Honorary president of the Deutsche Akademie der Darstellenden Künste, recipient of numerous awards, including: Theodor Wolff Prize (1963), Johann Heinrich Merck Prize (2007), Rahel Varnhagen von Ense Medal (2013).