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Sommernachtstraum [promptbook]

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Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616


Reinhardt, Max, 1873-1943




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Max Reinhardt Promptbooks


Markings in black pen, black pencil, blue pencil, red pencil, purple pen, and pink pen. Three cast lists given, one in black pencil (1904), one in red (1921), one in purple (1925). Slips of dialogue often found taped over original lines of dialogue. Notes often most extensive at the beginning of each act. Extensive written notes and stage sketches/directions common, mainly in black pencil. Minimal notes from start of Fifth Act to end.


29cm x 23.5cm


1904, Berlin
-Supporting materials: Box 6 Folders 10-15: Photographs; scene designs and characters
Box 6 Folder 54: mounted photos
Oversized mounted 1, 2

March 1921, Berlin, Grosses Schauspielhaus

April 19, 1921, Berlin
-Supporting materials (all 1921 productions): Box 6 Folder 23: Photographs
Box 6 Folder 23: Photographs

January 10, 1925, Vienna
-Supporting materials: Box 6 Folders 24-28: Photographs; characters, scenes, and artwork
Oversized mounted 2, 15

February 4, 1925, Vienna
-Supporting materials: Box 6 Folders 24-28: Photographs; characters, scenes, and artwork
Oversized mounted 2, 15
Folder 14 Folder 35

Earlier version

A Midsummer Night's Dream


Located in Binghamton University Libraries Special Collections
PT2635.E548P75 v.113


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Who is Max Reinhardt? The celebrated Austrian theater director Max Reinhardt, recognized in America primarily for his elaborate productions of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Franz Werfel’s The Eternal Road, and Karl Vollmoeller’s The Miracle, was born in 1873 at Baden near Vienna, Austria and died in New York City in… More

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Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, “Sommernachtstraum [promptbook],” Digital Collections, accessed June 17, 2024,