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Villa Sieskind, formerly the building of the Theaterhochschule

The Theaterhochschule Leipzig was a theatre school in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany, which existed from 1953 to 1992. The official name was Theaterhochschule "Hans Otto" Leipzig.



The Theaterhochschule Leipzig was founded on 1 November 1953 as a merger of two institutions, the Deutsches Theater-Institut [de] in Weimar and the Theaterschule Leipzig. From the late 1960s, Bertolt Brecht was a teacher. In 1967 it was named after the actor Hans Otto [de] whom the Nazis had murdered in 1933. The Hochschule was located at the Villa Sieskind in the Musikviertel [de] and buildings in the neighbourhood.

The institution was dissolved per the Sächsisches Hochschulstrukturgesetz on 10 April 1992. The acting department became a faculty of the Hochschule für Musik und Theater "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy", while theatre studies formed a new institute of the Leipzig University.



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