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Release date September 2nd, 2019

Deutsches Theater-Lexikon Online

Biographisches und bibliographisches Handbuch

[Encyclopaedia of German Theatre Online: Biographical and Bibliographic Handbook]

One-time purchase of all content.


    • The only comprehensive bio-bibliographic encyclopaedia of the world of theatre in the German-speaking world
    • Contains information on every aspect of the stage
    • Search options include people, biographical information, professions and literature
    • The online reference work’s non-restrictive DRM allows for an unlimited number of simultaneous users at each campus/institution.

    Aims and Scope

    This Online Reference Work brings together all of the volumes of the Deutsches Theater-Lexikon [Encyclopaedia of German Theatre] – the only comprehensive bio-bibliographic encyclopaedia of the world of theatre in German-speaking countries – as an online database. It provides a host of information on every aspect of the stage and comprises meticulously researched contributions on actors, singers, directors, playwrights, theatre managers etc. In addition, it defines significant key words and organisational structures and portrays of outstanding playhouses and venues. It lists the premiere dates and venues for plays, operas and operettas; biographical information about artists; and chronological information of theatre professionals’ engagements. Each entry contains a bibliography of relevant secondary literature. The database offers advanced search functions, and comprises seven volumes and seven supplementary volumes.



    "mit seiner Ausführlichkeit und dem von Kosch entwickelten Programm unersetzlich" (W. Hinck: Aribtrium 1993.2)

    "eine Fundgrube für vergessene Bühnenautoren und Komponisten des Musiktheaters" (W. Hinck: Aribtrium 1993.2)

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