German actor and author, was
See also:born at Berlin on the 29th of
See also:April 18o5, the son of
See also:George Abraham Schneider (1770-1839) . At an early age he was engaged at the Royal Theatre, Berlin, where he soon
See also:rose to
See also:play leading
See also:comedy parts . His reputation as a comedian
See also:grew with his success in such roles as Zierl in the Einfahrt vom Lande,
See also:Peter in the Kapellmeister von Venedig, Schikaneder in the Schauspieldirektor and Basileo in
See also:Figaro's Hochzeit, and he became the favourite of Berlin . In 1845 he was appointed
See also:head of the Royal
See also:opera in Berlin . But his bold patriotic couplets and impromptus during the revolutionary
See also:year 1848 necessitated his retirement, and thereafter he translated and adapted for the stage Mozart's Cosi
See also:fan tutti; published, under the pseudonym " L . W . Both," Das Buhnenrepertoire
See also:des Auslandes; and founded, as a result of his experiences as a soldier in the Danish war of 1849, the periodical Der Soldatenfreund . He also wrote Geschichte der Oper and des Opernhauses in Berlin (1845-1852) . Soon after his retirement he was appointed reader to
See also:William IV. of Prussia, and subsequently he received the title of Geheimen Hofrat . He continued to enjoy the favour of the
See also:court, and, as correspondent of the Staatsanzeiger, was attached to the headquarters'
See also:staff of the Prussian army during the
See also:campaign of 1866; and, by
See also:special invitation, accompanied the emperor William during the war of 187o . Schneider also wrote a novel . Das Lose
See also:Gluck, and several volumes of reminiscences:
See also:Konig Wilhelm (1869), Kaiser Wilhelm, 1867—1871 (1875) .
He died at
See also:Potsdam on the 16th of
See also:December 1878 . See his
See also:memoirs, Aus meinem Leben (Berlin, 1899-188o), and Aus dem Leben Kaiser Wilhelms (1888), which caused some sensation on their publication .
JOHANN GOTTLOB SCHNEIDER (1750-1822)
FRIEDRICH WILHELM SCHNEIDEWIN (1810—1856)
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