Louise (actually Luise Maria Anna Erhartt), ennobled as Countess von der Goltz Erhartt

* 22.02.1844 in Vienna; ✝ 17.05.1916 in Wiesbaden




Having been privately trained by an actress from the Burg Theatre in Vienna, Louise Erhartt, the daughter of a local acting family, debuted as young as fifteen at the Court Theatre in Kassel in the role of Kätchen von Heilbronn, moved a year later to Dessau, and was retained by a theatre in Hanover between 1861 and 1864. Here she enjoyed great success as a tender romantic lead, before securing an engagement to play more dramatic romantic roles at the Court Theatre in Wiesbaden. In 1865 she received the invitation to play at the Royal Court Theatre in Berlin, where she debuted as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet. She quickly became the darling of Berlin audiences, and critics were enthusiastic about her natural acting manner. In 1868 she married Count von der Goltz, remaining, however, active in the theatre. In 1878 she took leave of the stage with the role of Maria Stuart. Louise Erhartt is regarded as being one of the finest actresses of her time.


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Erhartt, Louise (actually Luise Maria Anna Erhartt), ennobled as Countess von der Goltz, in: The Digital Shakespeare Memorial Album. Edited by Christa Jansohn. URI: http://www.shakespearealbum.de/uri/gnd/116537590. (Accessed on 23.07.2024)

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