Max Reinhardt (Reinhardt)( famous German theater actor and director, the Austrian-born head of the Deutsches Theater in Berlin)
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Biography Max Reinhardt (Reinhardt)
Reinhardt, Max (Reinhardt), (1873-1943), famous German theater actor and director, the Austrian-born head of the Deutsches Theater in Berlin. Born September 9, 1873 in Baden, near Vienna. This surname Goldman. Was a bank clerk. Theater career began in 1893 in Salzburg. Since 1894 the German theater actor. In 1902-06 served as a director of the New Theater, which performed staging of Schiller, Wilde and Gorky. In 1905-20 and in 1924-33 headed the German Theater. Supporter of naturalistic drama school, used new for the time ц=ц¦ц- techniques, such as the removal action at the forefront that provides more contact with the audience. Performances of plays by Shakespeare, Ibsen, Shaw, Moliere and other outstanding playwrights Reinhardt brought worldwide fame. Many innovative solutions proposed by Reinhardt, embodied in the scenes of many theaters in the world. Unable to work freely in the homeland after the Nazis came to power, Reinhardt left Germany, settling first in England and then in the U.S.. He started acting school in Los Angeles and in 1940 became an American citizen. Reinhardt died in New York on October 30, 1943.