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The term “Regietheater” (director’s theatre), which has been used since the 1970s in theatre criticism, refers to a director’s choice to design a staging as opposed to the idea of faithfulness to the original. The practice of Regietheater emerged in the early 20th century with the increased appreciation of the director’s role and was decisively shaped by Leopold Jessner (1878–1945). As Intendant (general director) of the Preußisches S…

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Hofmann, Stefan, “Regietheater”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0727>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20221116

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