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Max Reinhardt / William Shakespeare A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Picnic, Theater Performance and Film Screening in the Park of Leopoldskron Palace

Theater performance in German
Film screening in English

In cooperation with the Salzburg Global Seminar and the Mozarteum University Salzburg, Department of Drama and Stage Direction.

The performances will take place only in good weather conditions.


  • 29 July 2010, 19:00
  • 30 July 2010, 19:00
  • 01 August 2010, 19:00
  • 03 August 2010, 19:00
  • 09 August 2010, 19:00
  • 10 August 2010, 19:00

Print programme (PDF)


Matthias Kniesbeck, Director
Violaine Thel, Set and Costume Design
Christoph Lepschy, Dramaturgy


Anna-Sophie Fritz, Helena
Liza Tzschirner, Hermia
Frederik Götz, Lysander
Nikolaij Janocha, Demetrius
Elisabeth Therstappen, Fairy
Julia Zangger (09.08, 10.08), Fairy
Mirjana Milosavljević, Titania/Snout/Moonshine/Wall
Frederic Böhle, Quince/Lion/Prologue
Ralph Kinkel, Puck
Michael Del Coco, Bottom/Pyramus
Artur Spannagel, Oberon/Flute/Thisbe


Just like his works for the Festival, Max Reinhardt’s Rococo palace Leopoldskron became a grand production. In the 90th anniversary year of the Festival, its gates will open again and invite the visitors to the park and a very special “midsummer night’s dream”. Between pavilions and under old trees, a picnic on the green awaits the audience, followed by Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. Short Cuts as performed by acting students of Salzburg’s Mozarteum. When dusk falls, Reinhardt’s famous 1935 Hollywood version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be shown in its original version by the shore of the pond. These evenings in the park offer 150 visitors the rare opportunity to experience the atmosphere which gave this place such an incomparable aura until Reinhardt’s emigration.
The ticket price includes a picnic. Parking spaces will be offered near the Leopoldskron Palace, and there will be a shuttle bus from Reichenhaller Strasse leaving at 6:30 p.m. Sturdy shoes are recommended, just as warm clothing for the evenings.