Bäuerle, Adolf eigentlich Johann Andreas, Pseudonym Friedrich zur Linde, Otto Horn, J. H. Fels#
b. Vienna, April 9, 1786, d. Basle (Switzerland), Sept. 20, 1859, writer, master of Viennese popular plays and popular comedies. Along with J. A. Gleich and K. Meisl he was one of the "big three" of the Altwiener Volkstheater and a forerunner of F. Raimund. Created the typical Viennese novel. In "The Citizens of Vienna" ("Die Buerger in Wien", 1813) he created with the umbrella maker Staberl a character that outshone the hitherto widely popular buffoon characters of Hanswurst and Kasperl. Published the Wiener "Theaterzeitung" (Vienna Theatre Newspaper) from 1806 to 1859.
Works#Komisches Theater, 6 vols., 1820-1826; F. Raimund, 3 vols., 1853; T. Krones, 1854; Aus den Geheimnissen eines Wr. Advocaten, 1854; Memoiren, 1858. - Edition: Werke, 2 vols., 1909/1911.
Literature#O. Rommel, Die Alt-Wr. Volkskomoedie, 1952; R. Reuter, Lexikalische Studien zum Dialekt im Wr. Volksstueck vor Nestroy, 1998: OeBL.