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Today is the 200th #birthday of #German actress Marie Baumeister(1819-1887). Inter alia, she played the role of 'Käthchen' in #Kleist's famous history drama 'Das Käthchen von Heilbronn'(set in #medieval #Germany and featuring a en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trial_by_…).
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Ludwig Eisenberg:..
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𝘎𝘳𝘰ß𝘦𝘴 𝘣𝘪𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘴 𝘓𝘦𝘹𝘪𝘬𝘰𝘯 𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘋𝘦𝘶𝘵𝘴𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘉𝘶̈𝘩𝘯𝘦 𝘪𝘮 19. 𝘑𝘢𝘩𝘳𝘩𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘵, #Leipzig, Verlagsbuchhandlung Paul List. 190,

one finds the following entry on Marie Baumeister:
My translation of the above entry:
'Baumeister Marie, born 1819-02-01 in #Berlin, sister of the person in the preceding entry. She first stood on a stage as a trainee at the court theater of #Schwerin, then had her debut as 'Marie Winter' in #Gutzkow's "Herz und Welt" in ..
.. #Danzig in 1843, then (in 1844) stayed at #Riga, then (in 1845) at #Leipzig's city theater, and [then] from 1845 till 1857 she had a contract with the court theater in #Hannover. She had her debut at the latter theater in 'Das Käthchen von Heilbronn', and immediately gained
..
.. the sympathies of the audience. She soon counted among the most popular actresses of the court theater, and particularly distinguished was her performance in comedies ([e.g. as] 'Rosamunde' in 'Rosenmüller und Finke', [or as] 'Franziska' in 'Minna von Barnhelm'). In these
..
..roles (and in the roles of 'Gretchen' and 'Eboli') she in particular earned the applause of King George [Eisenberg most
probably means 'George V of Hanover' (1819-1878), the last king of
the (rather shortlived) 'Kingdom of Hanover', reigning from 1851 to 1866. LG,I].
In 1858
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.. she married the theater director Johann Hofmann (𝘲𝘶𝘰𝘥 𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘦) [in the 19th century, 39 was very late for a woman to marry LG,I] who at the time directed the theater at Josefstadt. The artist [i.e. Baumeister] now performed at that theater, too, and after the death of
..
..her husband she also turned to older roles for which she had contracts from 1866 to 1867 at the city theater of #Hamburg, 1868 at #Leipzig, 1869-1875 at #Mannheim, and from 1875-1876 at the Thalia theater at #Hamburg. At the latter, she bid the audience farewell and retired,
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.. after having had her last stage-appearance as 'Mother Fadet' in 'Die Grille' [Here, Eisenberg most probably means the 1857 play 'Die Grille' (which means both 'The Cricket' and also 'The Whim/ The Silly Idea') by #German writer
Charlotte Birch-Pfeiffer (1800-1868)] at the
..
..the city theater of #Danzig [now called #Gdańsk LG,I]. She then moved to #Dresden, where she lived since 1878 and where she died on 1887-05-04. Baumeister was considered an excellent actress who in particularly distinguished herself by subtle characterizations of her various
..
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Her daughter Marie Hofmann-Baumeister was an actress, too; to wit, she [worked as an actress] in #Mannheim, #Aachen, #Görlitz, city theater of #Hannover, and at the Berlin national theater. Among her most popular roles were i.e. 'Minna von Barnhelm', 'Claire' in the
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.. 'Hüttenbesitzer' [unfortunately, I cannot translate the abbreviation which now follows, reproduced as a picture below; perhaps this is an old-fashioned way of writinging 'etc.' LG,I]. She is married (in her second marriage) to Dr. Dittrich in #Karlsruhe.'
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