The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Barnay, Ludwig
BARNAY, Ludwig, German actor: b. Pesth 1842. He made his first stage appearance at Trautenau in 1860, and thereafter appeared at Pesth, Gratz, Mainz, Vienna, Prague, Riga Leipzig and Weimar. From 1870 to 1875 he was at the Stadt-Theater of Frankfort-on-the-Main, and from 1875 to 1880 at the Stadt-Theater of Hamburg. He visited London in 1881 as leading actor of the Meiningen Court Company, and came to the United States in 1882 where he had a very successful tour. He managed the Berliner Theater in Berlin 1887-94, and then took up his residence at Wiesbaden. He excels as a tragedian. His principal roles are Essex, Uriel Acosta, Othello, Antony, Tell and Egmont. He helped organize the stage congress at Weimar in 1871, which led to the formation of the Bühnengenossenschaft, which has been of great service to members of the German theatrical profession.