Louise (born Beil) Hettstedt
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.
- Lady Percy (Henry IV)
- Margaret of Anjou (Henry VI/Richard III)
- Portia (Julius Caesar)
- Lady Macbeth (Macbeth)
- Puck (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
- Emilia (Othello)
- Hermione (A Winter’s Tale)
- Falstaff’s Page (Henry IV)
- Genossenschaft Deutscher Bühnen-Angehöriger (Ed.): Neuer Theater-Almanach. 5. Jahrgang. Berlin, 1894. Pp. 201-203.
- N.N.: ‘Louise Hettstedt, Nekrolog’, Shakespeare-Jahrbuch, 29/30 (1894). Pp. 276-277.
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Hettstedt, Louise (born Beil), in: The Digital Shakespeare Memorial Album. Edited by Christa Jansohn. URI: https://www.shakespearealbum.de/uri/gnd/116779314. (Accessed on 24.01.2022)
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