Max Reinhardt (1873-1943) produced plays and was a stage actor. He founded the Kammerspiele and Grosse Schauspielhaus theatres
in Berlin, was first to produce the early works of Richard Strauss and founded the Salzburg Festival. The collection consists
of four manuscript, typescript, and printed volumes which served as prompt books for productions of
Reinhardt was born on September 9, 1873 in Baden bei Wien, Austria; studied for the stage with Emil Buerde, making his debut
in Salzburg in 1893; acted in, and later produced plays at the Deutsche Theater du Berlin, 1895-1932, of which he was the
owner from 1905; founded the Kammerspiele and Grosse Schauspielhaus theatres in Berlin; produced German classic plays and
the entire works of Shakespeare; was first to produce the early works of Richard Strauss; left Germany for Czechoslovakia
in 1933, and later came to the U.S.; toured the U.S. 5 times with American actors, producing The Miracle and A Midsummer Night's Dream; founded the Salzburg Festival; he died on October 31, 1943.
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
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