The Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg is not only one of the most beautiful theaters in the German-speaking world, it is also one of the largest public speaking theaters with its 1,200 seats. Located directly behind the main train station in the heart of St. Georg, the Deutsche Schauspielhaus can look back on more than 100 years of eventful history. Founded in 1900 by a private initiative of Hamburg citizens, it is today one of the leading theaters in Germany. Renowned directors and directors such as Gustaf Gründgens, Peter Zadek and Frank Baumbauer have shaped the theater and made it known far beyond the borders of Hamburg.
March 4, 2019
The Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg's St. Georg district is the largest spoken theater in Germany with 1200 seats. It was created by a private initiative of Hamburg citizens and the 1899 founded "Aktiengesellschaft Deutsches Schauspielhaus". The plans come from the Viennese architecture firm Fellner and Helmer, who designed the neo-baroque building in the style of the Vienna Volkstheater. On September 15, 1900, the theater was solemnly opened with a performance of Iphigenia on Tauris.The name Deutsches Schauspielhaus follows on from the tradition of the Hamburg National Theater, which was run by Hamburg citizens in the mid-18th century and in which Gotthold Ephraim Lessing worked as a dramaturge. The Schauspielhaus decisively influenced the history of theater in the Hanseatic city of Hamburg in the 20th century and is one of the leading theaters in Germany.Legendary is the performance of Goethe's "Faust" by Gustav Gründgens.Source and further information:
de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deutsches_SchauspielhausTo Gustav Griindgens:
January 8, 2018
Already in the 1890s, the population and the press voices for the construction of a new representative speech theater loud. Especially the press owed the Schauspielhaus its edification. The journalist Heinrich E. Wallsee, editor of the conservative Hamburger Nachrichten, attributed the poor choice of the listed pieces of the Thalia Theater and the Stadttheater to an existing lack of competition. He managed to bring together the different circles, which had each been looking for a solution for themselves. Thus Wallsee brought together the "Verein Hamburger Bürger zu St. Georg", a circle of leading Hamburg stage artists and a group of financially strong businessmen. Through a broker in St. George, the connection to the lawyer Heinrich Nils Antoine-Feil was established, which became the driving force of the company and later the chairman of the supervisory board just that stock corporation.
The "Deutsche Schauspielhaus AG" was founded on 14 July 1899 with a share capital of one million marks in 1,000 bearer shares of 1,000 marks each. These quickly found their owners in 84 shareholders. Already in May, the founders turned to the experienced architects Fellner and Helmer and submitted several designs. One of the shareholders was Baron Alfred Eger, who was later to become the first director of the Schauspielhaus by enforcing Wallsee. A map of May 9 confirmed that the question of the property was already solved. This means that even before the founding of the company, there was a building-ready design. The laying of the cornerstone took place on August 12, 1899, and a year later, on September 15, 1900, the Deutsche Schauspielhaus was put into operation. The construction of the theater cost a total of 1,091,660 marks.
May 14, 2018
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