A grant award for the Max Reinhardt Collection

 

Midsummer 1934 Rehearsal 1

Great news! The South Central Regional Library Council (SCRLC) has awarded a $5,000 Regional Bibliographic Data Bases and Interlibrary Resources Sharing (RBDB) Grant to for the digitization and description of the Max Reinhardt Collection.

Alexander Moissi King Lear 1908 001

Once digitized, the collection will be made available via the  New York Heritage research portal.

The collection documents the life of Max Reinhardt (1873-1943), celebrated theater director and filmmaker, and offers a singular historical record of many aspects in the study of theater and its history—acting, direction, stage design and costume design.

Max Reinhardt 1905 001

To some extent, it also incorporates a documentary record of Reinhardt’s personal Jewish life, as he was forced to flee the Nazis.

Reinhardt is still recognized today for his significant role in the transformation and development of theatre.

 

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