Thimig, Hugo

(1854-1944)
   Actor. In a long and illustrious career closely associated with Vienna's Burgtheater, Thimig played nearly every production the theater presented. His range was extraordinary, playing more than 200 roles in his years at the Burg and appearing in thousands of performances. Thimig began his career in Dresden and Breslau, but by age 30 he was a permanent member of the Burg company. In 1881 he was named "court actor," granting him ceremonial privileges accorded few others, and in 1897 he began directing plays at the Burg—not because he possessed any specific talent for staging plays but because his acting had become so closely identified with the "Burg style." Thimig ran the Burgtheater from 1914 to 1918. He was most popular in comic roles, especially in productions of Carlo Goldoni, William Shakespeare, Johann Nepomuk Nestroy, and farces by Franz von Schönthan and Otto Ernst. His serious roles in plays by Calderon de la Barca, Henrik Ibsen, Gerhart Hauptmann, and Arthur Schnitzler were also crowd pleasers. Some critics complained that Thimig's work was out of date by the time he retired in the 1930s, but other cherished him as an embodiment of Viennese theater tradition. He was the father of Helene Thimig.

Historical dictionary of German Theatre. . 2006.

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  • Thimig, Family —    Among the several theatrical dynasties of Austria, the Thimigs have been the most important. Their presence in Vienna was established by Hugo Thimig (1854–1944), who was from Dresden but emigrated to the imperial capital, where he was an… …   Historical dictionary of Austria

  • Thimig, Helene — (1889 1974)    Actress. Thimig intended to work with the Burgtheater in Vienna, where her father Hugo Thimig had been an established actor for decades and became its director from 1914 to 1918. Her father, however, was not impressed with her… …   Historical dictionary of German Theatre

  • Helene Thimig — Büste von Helene Thimig in Strobl, wo sie sich zwischen 1947 und 1970 regelmäßig aufhielt Helene Ottilie Thimig; Pseudonym: Helene Werner; verheiratete Thimig Reinhardt (* 5. Juni 1889 in Wien; † 7. November 1974 ebenda) war eine österreichische… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hans Thimig — Hans Emil Thimig; Pseudonym: Hans Werner (* 23. Juli 1900 in Wien; † 17. Februar 1991 in Wien) war ein österreichischer Schauspieler und Regisseur. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Literatur 3 Filmografie …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hans Thimig — Hans Emil Thimig, pseudonym: Hans Werner (23 July 1900 in Vienna – 17 February 1991, also in Vienna) was an Austrian actor, film director and stage director. Life The youngest son of the Burgtheater actor Hugo Thimig, he performed without any… …   Wikipedia

  • Hermann Thimig — (* 3. Oktober 1890 in Wien; † 7. Juli 1982 in Wien) war ein österreichischer Theater und Filmschauspieler und Regisseur. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Filmografie 3 Weblinks …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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