Portrait of Max Reinhardt by Fritz Schwarz-Waldegg

Pencil and crayon, 1925.

Portrait of Max Reinhardt

Art work details

Year of production :
Fritz Schwarz-Waldegg
Medium :
Pencil and crayon drawing
Paper, Pencil, Crayon
Dimensions :
height: 60 cms; width: 47 cms
Credit Line :
Purchased from Mrs Monika Kinley
Weimar Republic, Portrait, Schwarz Waldegg

The Austrian director Max Reinhardt (1873-1943) transformed theatre. Reinhardt introduced new and experimental approaches to stage design, lighting, costume, voice, movement and music. His often spectacular theatrical productions demonstrated the importance of the director’s artistic vision, which was now seen as key to a successful production.

He staged the pantomime Sumurun (1915), which had an oriental setting; also the ballet pantomime Die Groene Floete (The Green Flute, 1916) by Hugo Von Hofmannsthal. Reinhardt also regularly collaborated with the acclaimed German composer Richard Strauss, directing the premiere of Strauss and Hofmannsthal’s Der Rosenkavalier in Dresden in 1911.

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