Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Hamlet witten by William Shakespeare and produced at the Berlin Theatre under the direction of Max Reinharft around 1920

A scene from Hamlet witten by the English playwright William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) and produced at the Berlin Theatre under the direction of Max Reinharft (1873 - 1943) around 1920


 


"As actor, playwright, scene designer, impresario all in one, Shakespeare epitomized Reinhardt's broadly humanistic conception of theater (all the world's a stage) and served as a lifelong role model.Indeed, in the period 1905-1930, Reinhardt's Berlin theaters alone produced well over 2,500 performances of 22 Shakespeare plays - A Midsummer Night's Dream. The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night, and Hamlet being the most popular and often performed (in that order), down to Coriolanus, with a "mere" nine performances - a frequency more than double that of the nearest contender (George Bernard Shaw, surprisingly). "

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