- Peter Branscombe
(b Vienna, Oct 20, 1763; d Vienna, Feb 4, 1816). Austrian dramatist, pamphleteer and actor . He swiftly squandered a sizeable inheritance, thereafter living penuriously by his wits. His stage career swung between the Leopoldstadt and Wieden/Wien theatres, for both of which he supplied a string of mainly ephemeral farces, dramatic caricatures, travesties and parodies. The most popular were a series of Singspiel adaptations of comedies by Philipp Hafner, including ...