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Erik Charell Poster

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Born in Breslau, Silesia, Germany [now Wroclaw, Dolnoslaskie, Poland]
Died in Zurich, Switzerland
Birth NameErich Karl Löwenberg

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Erik Charell was born on April 9, 1895 in Breslau, Silesia, Germany as Erich Karl Löwenberg. He was a writer and director, known for Der Kongreß tanzt (1931), Im Weissen Rössl (1952) and Feuerwerk (1954). He died on July 15, 1974 in Zurich, Switzerland.

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was a very successful theatrical director for musical revues and operettas, especially at Großes Schauspielhaus in Berlin.
Revolutionized the German musical theatre by developing the idea of 'staged nudity' and by combining European operetta with idioms of the American music theatre, hoping to create a more 'cosmopolitan German'style.
Studied dance and was discovered by the writer Karl Vollmoeller during a 1913 performance of a ballet-pantomime at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin.

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