Biography of Hermann Sudermann


Sudermann, Hermann. German dramatist and novelist. Born in Matzicken, in East Prussia, September 30, 1857. Studied in the universities of Konigsberg and Berlin, and became a teacher and journalist. He published a series of tales, of which "Frau Sorge," "Der Katzensteg," and "Es War," are the most impressive. The drama "Sodom's Ende" was produced in 1890, and was followed by "Die Heimat," which, translated as "Magda," has been represented by Duse, Sarah Bernhardt, and Mrs. Patrick Campbell. His later works include "Das Gluck im Winkel," "Reiherfedern," "Morituri," "Johannes," and "Das Johannisfeuer." In October, 1906, "Das Blumenboot" was produced in Berlin, and "Rosen" at Vienna in October, 1907.