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Ferdinand Raimund

(1790—1836)

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Adolf Bäuerle

Adolf Bäuerle  

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(1786–1859)Austrian dramatist. Bäuerle first worked as a theatre journalist—from 1806 to 1809 he was editor of the Wiener Allgemeine Theaterzeitung—before joining the management of the Leopoldstädter ...
Adolf von Wilbrandt

Adolf von Wilbrandt  

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(1837–1911)German playwright and director who worked at the Burgtheater in Vienna in the 1870s and 1880s (artistic director 1881–8). He maintained the Burgtheater's tradition of performing the ...
Biedermeier

Biedermeier  

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Term applied to an intimate, unassuming style characteristic of much German and Austrian art and interior decoration in the period roughly between the end of the Napoleonic Wars (1815) and the Year ...
Das Mädchen aus der Feenwelt

Das Mädchen aus der Feenwelt  

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Better known by its sub-title Der Bauer als Millionär, a play by F. Raimund, written in 1825–6, and first performed at the Theater in der Leopoldstadt, Vienna, in November 1826. ...
Der Alpenkönig und der Menschenfeind

Der Alpenkönig und der Menschenfeind  

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A play by F. Raimund, written in 1828 and first performed at the Theater in der Leopoldstadt, Vienna, in October 1828. Described as a Romantisch-komisches Original-Zauberspiel, it was published in ...
Der Barometermacher auf der Zauberinsel

Der Barometermacher auf der Zauberinsel  

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A farce by F. Raimund, written in 1823 and first performed at the Theater in der Leopoldstadt, Vienna, in December 1823. It was published posthumously in vol. 3 of Raimund's ...
Der Diamant des Geisterkönigs

Der Diamant des Geisterkönigs  

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A farce by F. Raimund, written in 1824 and first performed at the Theater in der Leopoldstadt, Vienna, in December 1824. It was published posthumously in volume 1 of Raimund's ...
Der Verschwender

Der Verschwender  

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A play (Original-Zaubermärchen in drei Aufzügen) by F. Raimund, written in 1833, first performed at the Theater in der Josefstadt, Vienna, in February 1834, and published in Sämtliche Werke (1837, ...
Dialektdichtung

Dialektdichtung  

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Term applied to dialect works written after the establishment of the modern standard language, especially when the dialect is consciously used, either to maintain a threatened tradition or because of ...
Die gefesselte Phantasie

Die gefesselte Phantasie  

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A play by F. Raimund, written in 1826, and first performed at the Theater in der Leopoldstadt, Vienna, in January 1828. Described as ‘Original-Zauberspiel in zwei Aufzügen’, it was published ...
Die unheilbringende Zauberkrone

Die unheilbringende Zauberkrone  

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A play by F. Raimund, written in 1829 and first performed at the Theater in der Leopoldstadt, Vienna, in December 1829. Extravagantly described as a ‘tragisch-komisches Original-Zauberspiel’ and ...
Franz Grillparzer

Franz Grillparzer  

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(1791–1872)The most important Austrian dramatist of the nineteenth century, Grillparzer managed to synthesize the legacy of Spanish baroque drama and the practice of Viennese popular theatre with ...
Friedrich Schreyvogl

Friedrich Schreyvogl  

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(Vienna 1899–1976, Vienna),in spite of the difference of spelling, is a collateral descendant of J. Schreyvogel, who was in charge of the Burgtheater from 1815 to 1832. F. Schreyvogl ...
Johann Nepomuk Nestroy

Johann Nepomuk Nestroy  

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(1801–62),Austrian actor and dramatist, who in his satiric comedies reflects the rising tide of liberalism and social discontent which was to result in the Revolution of 1848. The foundations ...
Johann Nepomuk Vogl

Johann Nepomuk Vogl  

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(Vienna, 1802–66, Vienna),an Austrian poet, was a civil servant, who wrote copiously in a belated Romantic manner. In 1837 he edited the complete edition of the works (Sämtliche Werke) ...
Joseph Alois Gleich

Joseph Alois Gleich  

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(1772–1841)Austrian dramatist. Gleich belongs to the trio of dramatists (together with Bäuerle and Meisl) who dominated the Viennese popular theatre before the golden age of Raimund and Nestroy. ...
Karl Meisl

Karl Meisl  

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(1773–1853)Austrian playwright. Meisl was a Slovenian, who studied philosophy in Laibach (Ljubljana), before moving to Vienna where he worked in the War Department until his retirement. He belonged ...
Leopoldstädter Theater

Leopoldstädter Theater  

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One of the best-known Viennese theatres in the late 18th c. and early 19th c., was founded in 1781 by K. von Marinelli. Officially known as the Theater in der ...
Moisasurs Zauberfluch

Moisasurs Zauberfluch  

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A play (Zauberspiel in zwei Aufzügen) by F. Raimund, written in 1827, first performed at the Theater an der Wien, Vienna, in September 1827, and published posthumously in Sämtliche Werke ...
Vienna

Vienna  

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Centre of the disintegrating Austro-Hungarian empire, it was both an anti-semitic cauldron of hedonism and cynicism and a theatrical capital at the beginning of the twentieth century, with particular ...

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