A VERY RARE & ILLUSTRATED THEATER BOOKLET (CATALOG) OF THE FOREMOST CENTRAL EUROPEAN JEWISH STAGE DIRECTOR: MAX REINHARDT FROM 1924 IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE. ENTITLED: "THE MIRACLE" - FIRST AMERICAN SEASON OF MAX REINHARDT, THE FOREMOST CENTRAL EUROPEAN STAGE DIRECTOR, WHO HAS INAUGURATED HIS WORK UNDER THE DIRECTION OF F. RAY COMSTOCK AND MORRIS GEST, AT THE CENTURY THEATRE, WITH "THE MIRACLE." APPARENTLY THIS VINTAGE BOOKLET ISSUED FOR THE FIRST AND ONLY PRODUCTION IN THE AMERICAN THEATRE WHICH MAX REINHARDT STAGED. CONTAINS MANY BLACK & WHITE AND COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS. PUBLISHED BY MORRIS GEST, NEW YORK , 1924. SOFT COVER, SIZE: 9X12 INCH.
Max Reinhardt ( September 9 , 1873 - October 31 , 1943 ) was an influential Austrian -American director and actor . He was born as Maximilian Goldmann, of Jewish ancestry, in Baden bei Wien . From 1902 until the beginning of Nazi rule in 1933 , he worked as a director at various theaters in Berlin . From 1905 to 1930 he managed the Deutsches Theater ("German Theatre") in Berlin and, in addition, the Theater in der Josefstadt in Vienna from 1924 to 1933 . By employing powerful staging techniques, and harmonising stage design , language , music and choreography , Reinhard introduced new dimensions into German theater. The Max-Reinhardt-Seminar in Vienna , which is arguably the most important German -language acting school, was installed implementing his ideas. In 1920 , Reinhardt established the Salzburg Festival with Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal . After the Anschluss of Austria to Nazi-governed Germany in 1938 , he emigrated first to England , then to the United States , w he had already successfully directed a popular stage version of Shakespeare 's A Midsummer Night's Dream . Reinhardt followed that success by directing a film version using a mostly different cast in 1935 , that included James Cagney , Mickey Rooney , Joe E. Brown amongst others. Rooney had also appeared in Reinhardt's stage production. The Nazis banned the film because of the Jewish ancestry of both Reinhardt and Felix Mendelssohn , whose music (arranged by Erich Korngold ) was used throughout the film. In 1940 he became a naturalized citizen of the United States . At that time, he was married to his second wife, the actress Helene Thimig . He died in New York City in 1943 . Reinhardt is interred at Westchester Hills Cemetery in Hastings-on-Hudson , Westchester County , New York .
His son, Gottfried Reinhardt, was a well-regarded film producer. His grandson, Stephen Reinhardt, is a labor lawyer who has been one of the most liberal judges on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit since his appointment by Jimmy Carter in 1980 .
Work on Broadway Sumurun ( pantomime ) (1912) - leader of the Deutches Theater of Berlin on a New York tour The Miracle ( play ) (1924) - Co- playwright and Director A Midsummer Night's Dream ( play , Revival (play )(1927) - Producer Jederman ( play ) (1927) - Co- producer Peripherie ( play ) (1928) - playwright Redemption ( play , Revival (play )(1928) - Director The Eternal Road (musical Biblical pageant) (1937) - Director The Merchant of Yonkers ( play and farce of The Merchant of Venice ) (1938) - Director Sons and Soldiers ( play ) (1943) - Producer and Director
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