Otto Devrient

Playwright, Author

1838 – 1894

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Who was Otto Devrient?

Otto Devrient was a German actor and playwright.

Devrient was the son of Philipp Eduard Devrient. He first went on stage in 1856, training in Stuttgart, Berlin and Leipzig. In 1863, he entered the Hoftheater in Karlsruhe, and moved to the Hoftheater in Weimar in 1873 as character role actor and director.

There, he made an impression with his staging of Goethes Faust. In 1876, he became chief director of the Hoftheater in Mannheim, in 1877 intendant of the new municipal theatre in Frankfurt, and after a tour through Berlin, Cologne, and Düsseldorf, he settled in Jena, where he received a PhD h.c.. In 1884, he became director of the Hoftheater in Oldenburg.

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Born
Oct 3, 1838
Berlin
Nationality
  • Germany
Profession
Lived in
  • Berlin
Died
Jun 23, 1894
Szczecin

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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