Hendel, Henriette (1772–1849)

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Hendel, Henriette (1772–1849)

German Greek revivalist actress and mime. Born Johanne Henrietta Schüler, Feb 13, 1772, in Döbeln, Sachsen, Germany; died Mar 4, 1849, in Köslin, Germany.

Made performance debut in private showing, before touring Mainz, Bonn, and Amsterdam (1790s); portrayed title role in Joan of Arc for 10 years; studied archaeology and Greek mythology, from which she developed mime-like performance style she called "Mimischeplastik"; toured with repertory of tableaux including Cassandra, Agrippina, and Ariadne (until 1982).

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