Oels, Karl Ludwig

BORN 3 Oct 1771, Berlin - DIED 7 Dec 1833, Weimar, Thüringen
GRAVE LOCATION Weimar, Thüringen: Historischer Friedhof, Poseckscher Garten (Eastern wall)

Karl Oels was supposed to learn a craft, but he opposed this until he was had the opportunity to pursue an acting career. He debuted at the Urania theatre in Berlin and A.W. Iffland admitted him to the Königliche Schauspielhaus in Berlin. In 1801 he was engaged at the theatre in Bamberg.

In 1803 he debuted at the Hoftheater in Weimar and there he compensated his lack of a poper education as an actor with continuous study. Goethe took his education very seriously and in 1808 he was Walter in the premiere of "Der zerbrochne Krug" by Heinrich von Kleist. He performed in plays by Schiller but also in a wide range of other plays. His last big part was as the emperor in "Friedrichs Tod" by Ernst Raupach.

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The grave of Carl Ludwig Oels at the Friedhof vor dem Frauenturm, Weimar.
Picture by Androom (05 Feb 2005)


• Dressler, Roland & Jochen Klauss, Weimarer Friedhöfe, Böhlau Verlag, Weimar, 1996
Karl Ludwig Oels – Wikipedia

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Published: 25 Nov 2017
Last update: 07 May 2024