Saturday, November 15, 2014

RIP Mary-Edith Schreiber

Freie-Presse
11/15/2014
 
Mourning for actress
 
Mary Edith Schreiber said goodbye once with the role of Mrs. Higgins from the stage. Now the great lady of the theater is dead.
 
A Life in the Theatre has completed itself. The artist Mary-Edith Schreiber has died at the age of 93 years. With her recurring role as Mrs. Higgins in "My Fair Lady" production of Michael Heinicke they had once retired into private life. Older theater goers will remember their roles, for example in Goldoni's "The Campiello" or the Indian-piece "Cat Game" by István Örkény directed by Gerhard Meyer. The longtime theater director Hartwig Albiro took in Karl Marx-Stadt in 1970 his work. As writer was already a respected member of the ensemble, because she came in 1953 to the house. "If the concept is accepted: She was a real theater horse, a Vollblutkomödiantin through and through, which burned for their profession, about the role concerns to the overall situation of the ensemble committed", so Albiro.
 
Two of her roles were legendary: the Commissioner in the "Optimistic Tragedy" by Vsevolod Vishnevsky and Anna in Brecht / Weill's "The Seven Deadly Sins of the Petty Bourgeois". For it was by the spectacle of another passion of the writer: the chanson. So Albiro recalls that connoisseurs claiming that their part in the "Seven Deadly Sins" was magnificent, "better than the Gisela May," the legendary singer Brecht in the GDR. Until the turn Schreiber was active in the theater, they do not always stand in the forefront, "but very often," said Albiro, who appreciated the reliability and the precision with which they worked. Drama students she taught in the art song. After the turn, there were some minor encounters with her on the operatic stage, as in "Fiddler on the Roof" and 1997 in Kálmán's operetta "Countess Maritza". About the re-encounter with the audience she said herself: "This is something you need to live."
 
The funeral service will be held on December 12 at 14 clock instead of on the castle cemetery.
 
 
SCHREIBER, Mary-Edith
Born: 5/31/1921, Hannover, Niedersachsen Germany
Died: 11/1?/2014, Germany
 
Mary-Edith Schreiber’s western – actress:
Karl May – 1992 (Herta)

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