Dresen, Adolf

BORN 31 Mar 1935, Eggesin, Vorpommern - DIED 11 Jul 2001, Abitur in Thale, Harz
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Dorotheenstädtischen Friedhof, Chausseestrasse (CM)

Adolf Dresen studied Germanistik in Leipzig (1953-1959) where he was also an amateur actor. From 1959 to 1962 he worked as a theatre director in Magdeburg. He moved to Greifswald, where he was fired after a much disputed Hamlet performance.

In 1965 he started working at the Deutschen Theater in East Berlin. He left it in 1977 after Wolf Biermann moved to West Berlin. From 1977 until 1981 he was employed at the Wiener Burgtheater, where he worked with Klaus Maria Brandauer. An engagement in Frankfurt am Main followed (1981-1985). After that time he worked all over Europe, mostly directing opera's.


The grave of Adolf Dresen at the Dorotheenstädtischen Friedhof, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (26 Mar 2007)


• Mende, Hans-Jürgen, Lexicon Berliner Grabstätten, Haude & Spener, 2006
SAK - 404

Dreyfus, Alfred

Published: 19 May 2007
Last update: 27 Jan 2022