Marinelli, Karl Edler von
Karl Edler von Marinelli, engraving
Marinelli, Karl Edler von (since 1801), b. Vienna, 1745 (baptized Sept. 12, 1745), d. Vienna, Jan. 28, 1803, actor, theatre manager and playwright. From 1761 travelling comedian in the "Schultz Company" ("Schultzsche Gesellschaft") in Baden (Lower Austria), that was taken over a few years later by J. M. Menninger and played in Brünn (Brno), Pressburg (Bratislava), Budapest and Vienna. M. was one of the founders of the genre "Vienna Local Comedy"; ("Wiener Lokalposse"), author of several plays for the Schultz company. In 1780 he became head of the company, where J. J. La Roche performed most successfully as the "Punch" ("Kasperl"). M. opened the first permanent popular theatre of Vienna with this troupe in the Leopoldstädter Theater in 1781.
Publications: Der Ungar in Wien, 1774; Der Schauspieler, 1774; Aller Anfang ist schwer, 1781; Don Juan oder Der steinerne Gast, 1783.