Max Reinhardt (Reinhardt Max)( Austrian actor and director.)
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Biography Max Reinhardt (Reinhardt Max)
Real name - Max Goldman, (Goldmann). Born September 9, 1873 into a Jewish family in Baden. He began a theatrical career at age 19 as a character actor at the Salzburg Theater, . in 1894 joined the troupe of the German theater, . in 1905 was replaced by O. Brahma as his director, . previously with a few performances in the artistic cabaret 'Noise and smoke' and the New Theater (1902-1905),
. As the director of the Deutsches Theater, on the eve of World War I gravitated to imagery neo-romanticism and symbolism, a lot of experimenting, producing, for example, four-stage version of A Midsummer Night's Dream William Shakespeare. The attention attracted by such spectacles Reinhardt, . a medieval mystery Everyone (1920) in the treatment of H. Hofmannsthal, . Miracle (1912), . and the postwar mass production of social playing - Florian Geyer by G. Hauptmann, . Danton's Death by G. Buchner and others,
. In the Bolshoi Drama Theater Reinhardt innovative use rotating stage platform, launched proscenium into the auditorium and the actors brought to it, thereby destroying the barrier between them and the public. In 1933, Reinhardt left Germany and moved first to Austria and then in the United States, where he staged the play The Eternal Road (1937) on the 'Jewish Chronicle' F. Werfel and open the theater, Hollywood Bowl (Los Angeles) - Midsummer Night's Dream. Reinhardt died in New York on October 31, 1943.