Saturday, May 1, 2010

May Theme Day: Statue

This statue shows Austrian opera singer, actor and playwright Johann Nestroy (1801-1862). After a career as an opera singer in several European cities, he returned to his native Vienna and took up writing and acting. This combination of careers has caused Nestroy to be called the "Austrian Shakespeare". Nestroy's career as a playwright was an immediate success, he soon became a leading figure in Austrian culture and society.