KORTNER, FRITZ (1892–1970), Austrian actor. Born in Vienna, he made his debut in 1910 in Mannheim and performed in Vienna, Dresden, and Hamburg before working with leopold jessner at the Staatstheater Berlin (in 1919–23 and 1926–30) as the leading actor of Jessner´s highly influential theatrical style. With his stentorian voice and his physical power he excelled in the classical repertoire (as Richard III, Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth) as well as in modern roles. Against the background of the increasing antisemitic spirit of Nazism in Germany he often played Jewish characters threatened by their surroundings, such as Shylock and Professor Bernhardi (A. Schnitzler). He fled Germany in 1933 and settled first in London and later in the United States (1938). He returned to Germany in 1947 and developed a second career as a controversial but soon highly esteemed director. His autobiography, Aller Tage Abend (1959), is a brilliant and fascinating book. -BIBLIOGRAPHY: M. Brand, Fritz Kortner in der Weimarer Republik (1981); K. Voelker, Fritz Kortner. Schauspieler und Regisseur (1987); P. Schuetze, Fritz Kortner (1994). (Jens Malte Fischer (2nd ed.)

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