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Max Reinhardt

[né (1873–1943), director and producer. The famed Austro‐German showman first came to the attention of most American playgoers in 1912 when Winthrop Ames ...

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An A-Z Guide to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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..., Max ( 1873–1943 ) Austrian director of spectacular productions of several Shakespeare plays and of a film ( 1935 ) of A Midsummer Night's Dream...

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The Oxford Companion to German Literature (3 ed.)

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... E. W. Korngold ) mark his exile. For some twenty-five years Helene Thimig collaborated with Reinhardt, who married her in 1932 . Remarkable in her own right, she re-established the Reinhardt Seminar after her return from emigration. A volume of letters, speeches, and essays ( Ausgewählte Briefe, Reden, Schriften ), ed. F. Hadamowsky , appeared in 1963, and the correspondence of A. Schnitzler with Reinhardt ( Briefwechsel Arthur Schnitzlers mit Max Reinhardt ), ed. R. Wagner , in...

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The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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..., Max [ né Goldmann ] ( 1873–1943 ), director and producer . The famed Austro‐German showman first came to the attention of most American playgoers in 1912 when Winthrop Ames imported his mounting of the Oriental pantomime Sumurun . In 1924 Reinhardt visited New York to re‐create his production of The Miracle , and then in 1927 brought over his German company for a season of repertory. Following the rise of the Nazis, he moved permanently to America where he staged his version of A Midsummer Night's Dream in Hollywood in 1934 and...

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The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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...Germany, Reinhardt worked in America, where he started a school of acting in Hollywood and directed a film version of A Midsummer Night's Dream ( 1935 ). He emigrated there following the occupation of Austria and directed a number of relatively unsuccessful plays. Günter Berghaus See also directing ; environmental theatre . M. Jacobs and J. Warren , eds, Max Reinhardt: The Oxford Symposium (1986) O. M. Sayler , Max Reinhardt and his Theatre (1924) J. L. Styan , Max Reinhardt (1982) G. E. Wellwarth and A. G. Brooks , eds, Max Reinhardt,...

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The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre (2 ed.)

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2003
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..., Max [ Max Goldmann ] ( 1873–1943 ), Austrian actor, director, and impresario, who dominated the stage in Berlin between 1905 and 1918 , and remained an influential figure in the German-speaking theatre until he left for the United States in 1938 . He regarded the script of a play as a score to be interpreted, and his integrated productions, with their careful harmonization of voice, movement, music, and setting, established for many years the preeminence of the director, more especially in the Symbolism and Impressionism which superseded the...

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The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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..., Max ( 1873–1943 ), Austrian director and theatre manager . After early work as an actor, Reinhardt bought the Deutsches Theater in Berlin in 1906 and soon became internationally famous as a director of great innovation and power. His inclinations were to the spectacular and his productions of Shakespeare often were lavish, as with A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Berlin, 1905 , the first of twelve versions) which used real trees in the forest, and The Tempest (Berlin, 1915 ) which relied on a revolving stage to create the illusion of...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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..., Max ( 1873–1943 ) Austrian director, one of the most prolific and influential directors of the German-language theatre, too eclectic to be identified strongly with a particular style. His reputation has suffered because, unlike some less significant twentieth-century theatre practitioners, he seldom wrote about his work. Born Max Goldmann near Vienna of Jewish parentage, Reinhardt began his career as an actor in Austria, but in 1894 moved to Berlin , where he specialized in playing old men. In 1901 he opened his cabaret ‘Schall und Rauch’...

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The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance

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..., Max ( 1873–1943 ) Austrian director , probably the most prolific and influential director of the first half of the twentieth century. Born Max Goldmann near Vienna of Jewish parentage, Reinhardt began his career as an actor in Austria, but in 1894 moved to Berlin, where he specialized in playing old men. In 1901 he opened his cabaret ‘Schall und Rauch’ (later the Kleines Theater), the initial step leading to his domination of Berlin theatre for almost two decades. In his earliest major production, A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Neues Theater...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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... (Goldmann), Max ( Goldmann ) ( b Baden, Austria , 1873 ; d NY , 1943 ) Austrian theatre director . Began career as actor in Volktheater, Rudolfsheim, 1892 . Worked in Berlin from 1898 and became dir. of Neues Th., creating sensation with his prods. of Maeterlinck’s Pelleas und Melisande , Wilde’s Salome , and Hofmannsthal’s Elektra . First opera prod. was Orphée aux enfers , with designs by Ernst Stern , 1906 . Prod. (anonymously) f.p. of Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier (Dresden, 1911 ), followed by La belle Hélène ...

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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Max Reinhardt

Max Reinhardt  

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[né(1873–1943), director and producer.The famed Austro‐German showman first came to the attention of most American playgoers in 1912 when Winthrop Ames imported his mounting of the Oriental pantomime ...
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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Michael Dobson and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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...appeared every year at the Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park between 1932 and 1940 and has nearly done so ever since) and a directors’ playground, successive productions veering between spectacle and minimalism, nostalgia and eroticism. Notable revivals have included Max Reinhardt ’s eclectic spectacular of the 1920s (the basis for his later film), Tyrone Guthrie ’s gauzily Victorian production of 1937 (with Vivien Leigh as Titania and Ralph Richardson as Bottom), the successive incarnations of Peter Hall ’s Elizabethan production of 1959 ...

The Merchant of Venice

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Michael Dobson, Will Sharpe, and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015
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...’s fantastically designed debut production at Stratford in 1932 ), saw a movement towards more balanced productions, using fuller texts. The period’s troubled history, however, emphatically kept the spotlight on Shylock, whether played as an unsympathetic caricature (as in Max Reinhardt ’s Cubist production of 1921 , and in several notorious revivals in Germany during the Nazi period) or as a wronged victim (as he was by George C. Scott in New York in 1962 , and by Laurence Olivier in Jonathan Miller ’s production of 1970 ). Although the play...

Groβes Schauspielhaus

Groβes Schauspielhaus  

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Berlin, converted from the Zirkus Schumann for Max Reinhardt by the German architect Hans Poelzig (1869–1936). Intended to achieve the maximum unity of stage and auditorium, it had seating for ...
Grosses Schauspielhaus

Grosses Schauspielhaus  

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Playhouse erected in Berlin by Max Reinhardt in 1919 as a forum for large-scale productions. The architect Hans Poelzig redesigned a former circus (Zirkus Schumann) in the form of a ...
Emil Jannings

Emil Jannings  

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(1884–1950)German actor. Jannings began his career in Görlitz and various provincial theatres before moving to Berlin in 1914. His breakthrough came in 1918 in Max Reinhardt's production of Kleist's ...
Kammerspiele

Kammerspiele  

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Playhouse built by Max Reinhardt in 1906 in Berlin as an addition to the Deutsches Theater, with the express purpose of providing a suitable space for intimate works (literally, ‘chamber ...
Helene Thimig

Helene Thimig  

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(Vienna, 1889–1974, Vienna),the wife and collaborator of Max Reinhardt, was the daughter of the actor and director Hugo Thimig (1854–1944), who was closely associated with the Burgtheater and the ...

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