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    DescriptionDuring the late nineteenth century a remarkable combination of circumstances and individual talents permitted the Court theatre of a small German state to become the theatrical sensation of its age. The Meiningen Court Theatre developed into an international touring company under the leadership of Duke Georg II of Saxe-Meiningen. This book is based on a wide range of published and unpublished contemporary documents, photographs and sketches (many of which are reproduced here). In this 1988 volume, Professor Osborne provides a broad cultural-historical context for the emergence of the Meiningen Company and describes in detail the style and staging of productions, as well as the personality and directorial method of the Duke himself. Two famous items in the Company's repertoire, Julius Caesar and Prinz Friedrich von Homburg, are selected for particular attention. The Meiningen Company became famous throughout Europe, and became a source of inspiration to future directors of the modern theatre such as Antoine, Brahm and Stanislavsky.


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    Title
    The Meiningen Court Theatre 1866-1890
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Osborne
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 232
    Width: 174 mm
    Height: 247 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 380 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521030823
    ISBN 10: 052103082X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PER
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DFG
    BIC subject category V2: AN
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.8
    LC classification: PN
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE18
    B&T General Subject: 595
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15880
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Ingram Subject Code: PA
    Libri: I-PA
    BISAC V2.8: PER011000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: PER011020
    B&T Approval Code: A07200300
    Abridged Dewey: 792
    BISAC V2.8: DRA004000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DFG, 3JH
    DC22: 792.0943
    LC classification: PN2656.M52 H66 1988
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 792.094322
    Thema V1.0: ATD
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    29 January 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    List of illustrations; Preface; 1. Culture and politics: the Duchy of Saxe-Meiningen in the nineteenth century; 2. Art and literature: the historicist style; 3. Theatre: the realist tradition in Germany; 4. Emergence and development of a touring company; 5. Two productions: Julius Caesar and Prinz Friedrich von Homburg; 6. Policy and principles; Appendixes; Notes; Bibliography; Index.