Louise (born Beil) Hettstedt

* 01.12.1829 in Mannheim; ✝ 01.09.1893 in Weimar




Louise Hettstedt was born into a theatrical family and débuted in Mannheim in 1845, when she was only sixteen years old. Having performed in various places, she ended up at the Court Theatre in Weimar in 1849, and stayed there until her death. In 1850 she married the Weimar court-actor Karl Hettstedt.

She was best known for her portrayal of Shakespeare roles for women, appearing, for instance, as Margaret of Anjou in Henry VI and Richard III in the first (1864) cyclical production of the histories.

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Hettstedt, Louise (born Beil), in: The Digital Shakespeare Memorial Album. Edited by Christa Jansohn. URI: http://www.shakespearealbum.de/uri/gnd/116779314. (Accessed on 26.09.2023)

This text is published under the following licence: CC BY-ND 3.0 DE. Digitzed media reproduced with the permission of the library of Birmingham.

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