Carl Meisl (born June 30, 1775 in Laibach ; † October 8, 1853 in Vienna ) was an Austrian civil servant and playwright, a contemporary of Johann Nestroy , Franz Xaver Tolds , Josef Alois Gleichs and Josef Kilian Schickhs .
After graduating from high school in Laibach, Meisl went into civil service. He became a Fourier and in the course of time advanced to the kk accounting officer and field war commissioner. The conclusion of his career was the appointment to the accountant of the naval department of the kk Hofkriegsbuchhaltung. As such, he retired in 1840.
Meisl was next to Adolf Bäuerle and Josef Alois Gleich one of the most important representatives of the Viennese folk comedy before Ferdinand Raimund . Meisl also became known for his parodies and travesties of serious dramas and operas.
Carl Meisl died in Vienna in 1853 at the age of 78.
- Othellerl, the Mohr of Vienna or The Healed Jealousy (1806)
- The Croatians in Zara . Drama (1814)
- The marriage through the goods lottery . Local comedy (1817)
- The funny Fritz . Fairy tales with singing (farce) (1818)
- The kidnapping of the Princess Europa Mythological caricature in 2 acts. - Vienna (1820)
- The fairy from France or the agony of a hagestolz . Magic game with song - Vienna (1822)
- The black woman (parody of the Opéra comique La dame blanche by Boieldieu for the theater in der Josefstadt 1826)
- Moisasura's witch's saying (1827, parody of F. Raimund 's Moisasur ). Reprint (text with commentary), ed. R. Reutner. Vienna: Lehner 1998. (Raimund-Almanach 1, 1998) - ISBN 3-901749-03-9
- Constantin von Wurzbach : Meisl, Karl . In: Biographisches Lexikon des Kaiserthums Oesterreich . 17th part. Kaiserlich-Königliche Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, Vienna 1867, pp. 284–288 ( digitized version ).
- Anton Schlossar : Meisl, Karl . In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). Volume 52, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1906, pp. 305-307.
- Otto Rommel : The old Viennese folk comedy . Schroll, Vienna 1952.
- B. Stachel: Austrian Biographical Lexicon 1815–1950 (ÖBL). Volume 6, Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna 1975, ISBN 3-7001-0128-7 , p. 199 f. (Direct links on , ). In:
- Jürgen Hein : Volksstück. From buffoon game to contemporary social drama . Beck, Munich 1989, ISBN 3-406-33606-X .
- Literature by and about Carl Meisl in the catalog of the German National Library
- Works by and about Carl Meisl in the German Digital Library
- Works by Carl Meisl at Zeno.org .
- Portrait at bildarchivaustria.at
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Meisl, Peter Karl; Meisl Peter Carl|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Austrian playwright|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 30, 1775|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Laibach|
|DATE OF DEATH||October 8, 1853|
|Place of death||Vienna|