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Hans Köster (1818–1900)

Köster, Hans (kės’ter). A German dramatist; born near Wismar, Aug. 16, 1818; died in 1900. Best of his dramas have been: ‘Alcibiades’ (1839), his first play, showing in places the influence of Shakespeare; ‘Marie Stuart’ (1842); ‘Paolo and Francesca’ (1842); ‘Henry IV.: A Trilogy’ (1844), containing many strong scenes and several well-developed characters; ‘Luther’ (1847), a fine tragedy; ‘Ulrich von Hutten’ (1846), a tragedy; ‘Love in May’ (1866), a comedy; ‘Emperor and Empire’ (1872); etc.