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Hofmannsthal, Hugo von , 1874–1929, Austrian dramatist and poet

At 16 he published his first book of verse and at 18 his first play, The Death of Titian (1892, tr. 1913) when he was 18. He is most famous for his librettos for the operas of Richard Strauss, which include: After World War I he was active in the formation of the Salzburg Festival, where his play Der Turm (1925) and his adaptation of Everyman (JederMann; 1911, tr. 1917), are regularly produced.

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