Unruh, Fritz von

   Playwright. Unruh enjoyed brief notice as an Expressionist playwright in the aftermath of World War I, when Gustav Hartung directed some of the plays he had written before and during the war. The best of them were Ein Geschlecht (A Generation, 1918), premiering in Frankfurt am Main, and Vorder Entscheidung (Before the Decision, 1914). Platz (Place) premiered in 1920. Max Reinhardt had earlier premiered his Offiziere (Officers, 1911), and Louis Ferdinand, Prinz von Preussen (Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia, 1913) premiered in Darmstadt. Unruh was the son of a Prussian general, and he entered the Prussian officer corps himself, but later resigned his commission and became a pacifist. He emigrated to the United States in 1932 and remained there for two decades; upon his return to postwar Germany, he attempted to revive his playwriting career, but with little success.

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