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Bernard Fathmann

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Bernard Fathmann (* 4 November 1948 in Lastrup in the district of Cloppenburg in Lower Saxony) is a German graduate pedagogue and Low German author.

Life

The son of a cattle dealer, he spent his childhood in Lastrup and attended elementary and secondary school there. After school he did an apprenticeship as a retail salesman in Cloppenburg. In 1967 he joined the Federal Border Guard. During this time he acquired his university entrance qualification at night school.[1]

After attending evening school in Lüneburg, he began studying social pedagogy at the University of Education there in 1971, graduating in 1975 as a qualified pedagogue with an additional teaching qualification in Catholic theology. For the following three years he worked as a teacher at the Fachschule für Sozialpädagogik, also in Lüneburg, where he trained educators.

Since 1978, Fathmann has run a therapeutic home for children and adolescents in the Penkefitz district of Dannenberg. The ARD children’s and youth series Penkefitz No. 5 (1982) is set there. The main characters in it are the children in the home who experience adventures.

Since the mid-seventies he has also worked on more extensive texts. With Pelikane starwt ut he wrote his first radio play, which has since been followed by more than a dozen. Since then, the fate of children has preoccupied him and found itself as a theme in his works.[2]

Fathmann is also active in local politics and was honorary mayor (SPD) of the town of Dannenberg from 1991 to 2001. He is married and father of three children.

Awards

  • 1988: Prize of the Low German Theatre Competition of the Dr. Hans Hoch Foundation in Neumünster

Works

  • Kattenspöök, comedy in four acts, Karl Mahnke Theaterverlag, Verden 1988
  • Bernard Fathmann tells “Hoer mal’n beten to”-stories, publishing house Michael Jung, Kiel 1989
  • De Versuchung, Karl Mahnke Theaterverlag, Verden 1990
  • Burlala GmbH und Co KG, Comedy in five acts, Karl Mahnke Theaterverlag, Verden 1990
  • Pregnant, Karl Mahnke Theaterverlag, Verden 1990
  • Burlala GmbH und Co KG, Comedy in five acts, Karl Mahnke Theaterverlag, Verden 1990
  • Kattenspöök New version of the comedy from 1988 in three acts, adaptation by Hartmut Cyriacks and Peter Nissen, Karl Mahnke Theaterverlag, Verden 1991
  • De allerleste Tango, crime comedy in three acts, Karl Mahnke Theaterverlag, Verden 1992
  • Pansen, Walzer und Agenten, Comedy in three acts, Karl Mahnke Theaterverlag, Verden 1993
  • Hunting ball, play in three acts, Karl Mahnke Theaterverlag, Verden 1994
  • Dynamit un Puusteblomen, comedy in three acts, Karl Mahnke Theaterverlag, Verden 1994
  • Strohblomen, comedy in three acts, Karl Mahnke Theaterverlag, Verden 1995
  • Wat mutt, dat mutt, comedy in three acts, Karl Mahnke Theaterverlag, Verden 1995
  • Kattenspöök, comedy in four acts, by Bernard Fathmann; translated into Münsterland dialect by Ludger Quiter, Karl Mahnke Theaterverlag, Verden 2001
  • Höhnerkraam, crime comedy in three acts by Bernard Fathmann and Hieronymus Proske, Karl Mahnke Theaterverlag, Verden 2002
  • Keen toletzt lacht …, comedy in three acts by Bernard Fathmann and Hieronymus Proske, Low German by Anke Habekost, Karl Mahnke Theaterverlag, Verden 2002
  • Hohnerwiärk, a crime comedy in three acts by Bernard Fathmann and Hieronymus Proske, translated into Münsterland dialect by Rainer Schepper

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Individual references

  1. Bernard Fathmann vita at niederdeutsche-literatur.de. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  2. Bernard Fathmann description of Karl Mahnke Theatre Publishing. Retrieved March 25, 2019.