Otto Devrient

Otto Devrient.

Otto Devrient (born 3 October 1838 in Berlin; † 23 June 1894 in Stettin) 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.


  • Zwei Shakespeare-Vorträge (Karlsruhe 1869)
  • Zwei Könige (Karlsruhe 1867)
  • Tiberius Gracchus (Karlsruhe 1871)
  • Kaiser Rotbart (Karlsruhe 1871)
  • Was wir bieten (Weimar 1873)
  • Briefe Ifflands und Schröders an den Schauspieler Werdy (Frankfurt 1881)
  • Das Freudenspiel am Hofe Ernst des Frommen

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  • Devrient, Ludwig — ▪ German actor born Dec. 15, 1784, Berlin [Germany] died Dec. 30, 1832, Berlin       greatest and most original actor of the Romantic period in Germany, whose temperament, characterizations, and life invite comparison with his English… …   Universalium

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  • Devrient, Eduard — (1801 1877)    Actor, historian. With a career as an orchestra bassist well established by 1820, Devrient s parents hoped their son could avoid the acting trade, which they felt had plagued their family since the rise of uncle Ludwig Devrient to… …   Historical dictionary of German Theatre

  • Devrient, Hans — (1868 1927)    Actor, historian. The son of Otto Devrient and grandson of Eduard Devrient, Hans began his career as an actor in Weimar. He subsequently worked in a series of venues that included the Mannheim National Theater, the Frankfurt am… …   Historical dictionary of German Theatre

  • Devrient — (spr. dewrĭäng, eigentlich De Vrient), Name einer deutschen Schauspielerfamilie, von der sich folgende Glieder bekannt gemacht haben: 1) Ludwig, der genialste seines Namens, geb. 15. Dez. 1784 als Sohn eines Seidenhändlers in Berlin, gest.… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Devrient — (spr. wrĭäng), Schauspielerfamilie. – Ludw. D., geb. 15. Dez. 1784 zu Berlin, seit 1815 am Hoftheater das., gest. 30. Dez. 1832, ein Künstler von ursprünglicher Genialität und unerreichter Gestaltungskraft in komischen und tragischen… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Devrient —   [də fri(ː)nt, dəvri ɛ̃],    1) Eduard, Schauspieler und Theaterleiter, * Berlin 11. 8. 1801, ✝ Karlsruhe 4. 10. 1877, Vater von 6), Bruder von 2); seit 1819 in Berlin, 1844 46 Oberregisseur in Dresden, 1852 70 Intendant am Karlsruher Hoftheater …   Universal-Lexikon

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