Max Reinhardt

Austrian-american Theatre Director and Actor
Born Sep 9, 1873

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1873 Birth Born on September 9, 1873.


1890 16 Years Old In 1890, he gave his debut on a private stage in Vienna with the artist's name Max Reinhardt (possibly after the protagonist Reinhard Werner in Theodor Storm's novella Immensee).
1893 19 Years Old In 1893 he performed at the re-opened Salzburg City Theatre and one year later joined the Deutsches Theater ensemble under director Otto Brahm in Berlin.


1901 27 Years Old In 1901, Reinhardt together with Friedrich Kayßler and several other theatre colleagues founded the Schall und Rauch ("Sound and Smoke") Kabarett stage in Berlin. … Read More
1903 29 Years Old From 1903 to 1905, he managed the Neues Theater (present-day Theater am Schiffbauerdamm) and in 1906 acquired the Deutsches Theater in Berlin. … Read More


1910 36 Years Old In 1910, Siegfried Jacobsen wrote his book entitled "Max Reinhardt".
1912 38 Years Old …  Controversies around the staging of Das Mirakel, which was shown in the Vienna Rotunde in 1912, led to Reinhardt's retreat from the project. … Read More


1914 40 Years Old In 1914, he was persuaded to sign the Manifesto of the Ninety-Three, defending the German invasion of Belgium. … Read More
1915 41 Years Old From 1915 to 1918, Reinhardt also worked as director of the Volksbühne theatre and after World War I re-opened the Großes Schauspielhaus (after World War II renamed into Friedrichstadtpalast) in 1919, following its expressionist conversion by Hans Poelzig. … Read More
1920 46 Years Old In 1920, Reinhardt established the Salzburg Festival with Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal, notably directing an annual production of the morality play Everyman about God sending Death to summon a representative of mankind for judgment.


1924 50 Years Old In the United States, he successfully directed The Miracle in 1924, and a popular stage version of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream in 1927. … Read More


1934 60 Years Old Mickey Rooney and Olivia de Havilland had also appeared in Reinhardt's 1934 stage production, which was staged at the Hollywood Bowl. … Read More
1938 64 Years Old After the Anschluss of Austria to Nazi-governed Germany in 1938, he emigrated first to Britain, then to the United States. … Read More
1940 66 Years Old In 1940, he became a naturalized citizen of the United States.
1943 70 Years Old Reinhardt died in New York City in 1943 and is interred at Westchester Hills Cemetery in Hastings-on-Hudson, Westchester County, New York. … Read More
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