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[The] Great World Theatre
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At the beginning of the 20th century, the director, actor, and theatre impresario Max Reinhardt (1873–1943) took up the idea of the world as theatre. This idea had gained popularity in early modern times in encyclopedias and literary works. Reinhardt interpreted the theatrum mundi according to Hugo von Hofmannsthal's (1874–1929) play Das Salzburger Große Welttheater (“The Salzburg Great Theatre of the World,” 1963) for the Salzburg Festival and thereby realized h…

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Dalinger, Brigitte and Eisele, Theresa, “[The] Great World Theatre”, 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 08 March 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0995>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20200106



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