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August Wilhelm Iffland (1759–1814)

Iffland, August Wilhelm (if’fländ). A German dramatist and actor; born in Hanover, April 19, 1759; died at Berlin, Sept. 22, 1814. He fled his home and theological studies when a mere youth, in order to go on the stage, and soon became a great actor. As a playwright he captured the public with ‘The Hunters’ and ‘The Crime of Ambition.’ He united in a rare degree a mastery of stage-craft with a knowledge of dramatic construction.