Henriette Hendel


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(née Johanne H. Rosine Schüler; b Döbeln, 13 Feb. 1772; d Köslin, 4 Mar. 1849)

German dancer, mime, and actress. The daughter of travelling players she was trained by ballet masters at various theatres. Though she began her career as an actress she increasingly specialized in performances of expressive mime and sculpted poses (rather in the manner of an 18th-century Isadora Duncan) taking her subjects from ancient mythology and Renaissance art. She toured Germany, Scandinavia, and Russia for over a decade, and Goethe and Schiller were among her admirers.

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