Carl von La Roche
With several short-term engagements to his credit, in 1822 La Roche arrived at the Weimar Court Theatre, where he continued until 1833. It was during this period that he played the role of Mephisto in the first-ever Weimar performance of Goethe’s Faust. In 1833 he moved to the Vienna Burgtheater where he worked (from 1841 onwards also as director) until his death, appearing for the last time in 1880. He was ennobled in 1873.
- Polonius/Osrick (Hamlet)
- Henry IV (Henry IV)
- Shylock (The Merchant of Venice)
- Kent/Fool/Edmond (King Lear)
- Falstaff/Ross (Macbeth)
- Iago (Othello)
- Mercutio (Romeo and Juliet)
- Malvolio (As You Like It)
- Gremio (The Taming of the Shrew)
- Mautner, Eduard: Carl La Roche. Gedenkblätter zur Feier seiner vierzigjährigen ruhmreichen Wirksamkeit am K. k. Hof-Burgtheater zu Wien. Wien, 1873.
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La Roche, Carl von, in: The Digital Shakespeare Memorial Album. Edited by Christa Jansohn. URI: https://www.shakespearealbum.de/uri/gnd/116738162. (Accessed on 24.06.2022)
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