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Hans Pusch


Hans Pusch, a skilled actor and director and a leading member of the Goetheanum stage group, later becoming an early beacon of Anthroposophy in North America. Hans began acting at the age of sixteen in Lucerne, Switzerland, where he performed in amateur productions of German classics with other young people during World War I. His performances caught the attention of the great film director Murnau, who offered to take Hans to Hollywood and train him for an acting career. Later, in Santa Barbara, Hans opened a speech studio, where he conducted courses in speech, eurythmy, gymnastics, play-reading groups, and introductory courses on Rudolf Steiner and his writings. Hans developed a repertory theater that performed Shakespeare, Thornton Wilder, Anouilh, Fry, and Eugene O’Neill. For the rest of his life, Hans Pusch worked tirelessly in the New York City area to translate, perform, and promote Rudolf Steiner's mystery dramas, as well as Goethe’s Faust, as expressions of the essence of Anthroposophy.

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Author's Books

Mercury Press Series

A New Kind of Actor

Letters about Marie Steiner and Her Work with the Actors on the Goetheanum Stage in the '30s

Hans Pusch
Edited by Ruth Pusch
Translated by Ruth Pusch
Rudolf Steiner
Introduction by Hans Pusch
Translated by Hans Pusch and Ruth Pusch
Revised by Ruth Pusch

Four Mystery Dramas

The Portal of Initiation - The Soul's Probation - The Guardian of the Threshold - The Souls' Awakening (CW 14)

Rudolf Steiner
Introduction by Barbara Renold and Hans Pusch
Translated by Hans Pusch and Ruth Pusch