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[The] Great World Theatre
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The idea of ​​the world as theatre, which especially in early modern times was popular in encyclopedias and literary works, was taken up again by the director, actor, and theatre impresario Max Reinhardt (1873–1943) at the beginning of the 20th century. He 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 reali…

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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 25 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0995>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20191110



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