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Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1874–1929)

Hofmannsthal, Hugo von. An Austrian poet-dramatist, born at Vienna, in 1874; died in 1929. His early dramatic sketches in one act, ‘Yesterday’ (1892) and ‘The Death of Titian’ (1892) are among his best works. He published a collection of short plays in 1899, ‘Death and the Fool’ (1900); ‘The Emperor and the Witch’ (1900). His later plays attempt classical subjects: ‘Electra’ (1903); ‘Venice Preserved’ (1904); ‘Edipus and the Sphinx’ (1906); ‘Alcestis’ (1911); ‘Everyman’ (1912). He is the author of the libretto of ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ (1911); ‘Poems’ (1903) and ‘Prose Writings’ (1907). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).