Richard Kahle

* 21.06.1842 in Berlin; ✝ 16.05.1916 in Schlachtensee (Berlin)




Kahle was a merchant’s son who began by studying philology in Berlin, then débuted at the Berlin Urania Theatre, before accepting an engagement at Budapest in 1865. From 1869 to 1871 he was a character actor at the City Theatre in Leipzig under Heinrich Laube, before moving in 1871 to the Berlin Court Theatre where he remained until retiring from the stage in 1899. He was well known for his many Shakespeare roles: Lear, Hamlet and Richard III, among others.


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Kahle, Richard, in: The Digital Shakespeare Memorial Album. Edited by Christa Jansohn. URI: (Accessed on 26.09.2023)

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