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Paul Graetz

Paul Graetz was one of the biggest male stars of the Weimar cabaret era. He was born on July 2nd 1890 in Glogau, in the west of Poland. (image: virtual-history.com) He made his acting debut in 1911 at the Neuen … Continue reading

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Trude Hesterberg

Gertrud Johanna Dorothea Helene Hesterberg was born on May 2nd 1892, in Berlin. She was first taught to sing by her opera-singer aunt and began her formal classical training in August 1911 at the Stern Conservatory in Berlin. She made her stage … Continue reading

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Goya

Construction started in 1905 on the new centre-piece of western Berlin’s Nollendorfplatz, the Neues Schauspielhaus. The huge theatre and concert hall, designed by architects Boswau & Knauer, opened in 1906 with a production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest in the 1260-seat … Continue reading

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