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Deutsches Theater, Berlin

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The Deutsches Theater in Berlin is a well-known German theater. It was built in 1850 as Friedrich-Wilhelm-Städtisches Theater, after Frederick William IV of Prussia. Located on Schumann Street (Schumannstraße), the Deutsches Theater consists of two adjoining stages that share a common, classical facade. The main stage was built in 1850, originally for operettas.

Adolf L'Arronge founded the Deutsches Theater in 1883 with the ambition of providing Berliners with a high-quality ensemble-based repertory company on the model of the German court theater, the Meiningen Ensemble, which had been developed by Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen and his colleagues to become "the most widely admired and imitated company in Europe", thanks to its historically accurate sets and costumes, vividly-realized crowd scenes, and meticulous directorial control.
Otto Brahm, the leading exponent of theatrical Naturalism in Germany, took over the direction of the theater in 1894, and applied that approach to a combination of classical productions and stagings of the work of the new realistic playwrights.
One of Brahm's ensemble, the legendary theater director Max Reinhardt, took over the directorship in 1904. Under his leadership it acquired a reputation as one of the most significant theaters in the world. In 1905 he founded a theater-school and built a chamber theater. Reinhardt remained the artistic director of the theater until he fled Nazi Germany in 1933.
The Deutsches Theater remains one of the most prominent companies in Berlin.
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  • I saw "In the Case of J. Robert Oppenheimer" this evening. It was an outstanding theater experience! Strong, often intense performances by all cast members. This play is well worth seeing. I had to...  more »
  • We went to 3 theaters during our 10 day stay, and this was the best. We saw a performance of "Wintersonnenwende", a story about racism in the past and present. The topicality in today's climate of.....  more »
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  • Never seen more incompetent workers than here.
  • Best place is front row in the balcony to read the English translations projected above the stage.

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