Actor, Director, Artistic Director
Marr, having begun his theatrical career in Hamburg in 1815, undertook a series of short engagements, until, in 1828, he came to Brunswick, where he played Mephisto in a cyclical production of both parts of Goethe’s Faust in 1829. Between 1838 and 1844 there followed a guest appearance at the Vienna Burgtheater, between 1844 and 1848 he was chief director in Leipzig. 1848-1852 and then again from 1857 onwards, he worked at the Thalia theatre in Hamburg, interrupted only by a five year period as artistic director at the Weimar Court Theatre.
- Shylock (The Merchant of Venice)
- Der letzte der alten Schule. Hinterlassenen Memoiren. N. p., 1876.
- Eckard, Felix: Das Leipziger Stadttheater unter Carl Christian Schmidt und Heinrich Marr 1844-1848. Berlin, 1959.
- Merbach, Paul Alfred: Heinrich Marr. 1797 - 1871. Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte des deutschen Theaters im 19. Jhd. Leipzig, 1926.
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Marr, Heinrich, in: The Digital Shakespeare Memorial Album. Edited by Christa Jansohn. URI: http://www.shakespearealbum.de/uri/gnd/11857809X. (Accessed on 21.07.2019)
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