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Charlotte Birch-Pfeiffer (1800–1868)

Birch-Pfeiffer, Charlotte (bērċh-pfī’fer). A German actress and dramatist (1800–68). She joined the Court Theatre Company at Munich at the age of thirteen; at eighteen she had won distinction in tragic rôles. She married Christian Birch in 1825. Her numerous dramatic compositions were produced on nearly every stage in Germany. Her plays are in many instances grounded on novels; among them are: ‘Graffenstein Castle’; ‘The Favorites’; ‘The Bell-Ringers of Notre Dame’ (Victor Hugo); ‘The Woman in White’ (Wilkie Collins); ‘The Orphan of Lowood’ (Charlotte Brontë).