Karl Ragnar Gierow

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Karl Ragnar Knut Gierow (April 2, 1904 - October 30, 1982) was a Swedish theater director, author and translator. He was a member of the Swedish Academy from 1961 and its permanent secretary from 1964 to 1977.

Between 1951 and 1963 Gierow was managing director of the Royal Dramatic Theatre and during his time many new European (and controversial) drama was performed there, for instance plays by Bertolt Brecht, Jean-Paul Sartre and Eugene O'Neill. Gierow directed plays himself during all his time as managing director.

Gierow wrote poetry, lyrics for popular songs, plays, essays and screenplays.[1]


  1. Swedish Wikipedia (sv:Karl Ragnar Gierow)