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Karlheinz Braun, born in Frankfurt am Main in 1932, studied philology and philosophy in Frankfurt and Paris. While a student he headed the »neue bühne« (new stage) group, before becoming head of the Suhrkamp Theaterverlag in 1959 and co-founder of the »Verlag der Autoren« in 1969. From 1976–79 he was managing director of the Schauspiel Frankfurt. In the course of his career, Karlheinz Braun has also collaborated on numerous theatre festivals.