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OTTO DEVRIENT (1838-1894)

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Originally appearing in Volume V08, Page 135 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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OTTO DEVRIENT (1838-1894), another actor, born in Berlin on the 3rd of October 1838, was the son of Philipp Eduard Devrient. He joined the stage in 1856 at Karlsruhe, and acted successively in Stuttgart, Berlin and Leipzig, until he received a fixed appointment at Karlsruhe, in 1863. In 1873 he became stage manager at Weimar, where he gained great praise for his mire en scene of Goethe's Faust. After being manager of the theatres in Mannheim and Frankfort he retired to Jena, where in 1883 he was given the honorary degree of doctor of philosophy. In 1884 he was. appointed director of the court theatre in Oldenburg, andin 1889 director of dramatic plays in Berlin. He died at Stettin on the 23rd of June 1894.
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