Devrient, Max

(1857-1929)
   Actor. The son of Carl Devrient by his second marriage, Max differed from his cousins by taking acting lessons from a teacher other than one of his relatives. He made his debut in Dresden during the 1878-1879 season. By 1882 he had established himself at the Burgtheater in Vienna, playing well-known character parts, even though he was only in his mid-20s at the time. Among his notable successes in the 1880s and 1890s were Gessler in Wilhelm Tell (William Tell), Mephisto in Faust, Brakenburg in Egmont, the devious Zawisch von Rosenberg in Franz Grillparzer's König Ottokars Glück und Ende (King Ottokar's Rise and Fall), and Gloucester in Shakespeare's Richard III. Devrient remained at the Burg for the remainder of his career and in 1920 became its chief director.

Historical dictionary of German Theatre. . 2006.

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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 — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Babette Devrient Reinhold (1863–1940), Schauspielerin, verheiratet mit Max Devrient Eduard Devrient (1801–1877), deutscher Schauspieler und Theaterleiter, Neffe von Ludwig, Bruder von Karl August und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Devrient — may refer to: People Family of actors Ludwig Devrient (1784–1832), uncle to Karl August, Eduard, Emil Karl August Devrient (1797–1872), nephew of Ludwig, brother of Eduard and Emil, married to Wilhelmine Eduard Devrient (1801–1877), nephew of… …   Wikipedia

  • Max Martersteig — (* 11. Februar 1853 in Weimar; † 3. November 1926 in Köln) war ein deutscher Schriftsteller und Bühnenleiter. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Werke 3 Literatur …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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

  • Devrient, Carl August — (1797 1872)    Actor. After serving in the Napoleonic wars as a cavalry officer, Devrient used the influence of his uncle Ludwig Devrient to get an audition with August Ernst Klingemann in Braunschweig, where he made his debut. In 1821 he was… …   Historical dictionary of German Theatre

  • Devrient family — German theatrical family. Ludwig Devrient (1784–1832) was the greatest actor of the Romantic period in Germany. At the Dessau court theatre he developed his talent for character parts. After his Berlin debut in The Robbers (1814), he played… …   Universalium

  • Devrient, familia — Familia teatral alemana. Ludwig Devrient (1784–1832) fue el más grande actor del período romántico en Alemania. Desarrolló su talento para interpretar roles de carácter en el Teatro Dessau court. Después de su debut en Berlín con Los bandidos… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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