Mielziner, Jo

Mielziner, Jo
   Born in Paris, but educated at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the National Academy of Design, Jo Mielziner became the most important scene designer on Broadway after Robert Edmond Jones. He began his career acting and designing for the Jessie Bonstelle stock company in Detroit and for the Theatre Guild, where he gained recognition for his design of Ferenc Molnar's The Guardsman (1924). His remarkable output spanned every form of drama, from the classics to contemporary works, from musicals to tragedy. In his early years, Mielziner worked in both realistic and expressionist veins pioneered by others, but steadily moved toward a more uniquely poetic, painterly simplicity achieved, in part, through skeletal or fragmentary settings and sensitive lighting. He pioneered new lighting techniques in collaboration with Edward F. Kook.* Mielziner designed two Pulitzer Prize winners, Eugene O'Neill's Strange Interlude (1928) and Elmer Rice's Street Scene (1929). Most of his major work came after 1930 and included such classic American plays and musicals as Of Thee I Sing (1931), Winterset* (1935), The Glass Menagerie* (1945), A Streetcar Named Desire* (1947), Death of a Salesman* (1949), South Pacific (1949), Guys and Dolls (1950), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof* (1955), and Gypsy (1959).

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  • Mielziner — Moses Mielziner (* 12. August 1828 in Schubin, heute Szubin, Polen; † 18. Februar 1903 in Cincinnati, USA) war ein Rabbiner. Von 1848 bis 1852 studierte er an der Universität Berlin. Seine Doktorarbeit Die Verhältnisse der Sklaven bei den… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • MIELZINER, MOSES — (1828–1903), rabbi, professor. Mielziner was born and educated in Germany, where he began his rabbinic career. He headed a Jewish school in Copenhagen,   Denmark, while earning his Ph.D. from the University of Giessen (1859). Immigrating to the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Mielziner — /meel zee neuhr, mel /, n. Jo /joh/, 1901 76, U.S. stage designer, born in France. * * * …   Universalium

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  • Mielziner, Moses — (1828 1903)    American Reform rabbi and scholar. He was born in Czerniejewo, and served as a preacher and teacher in Waren. From 1857 to 1865 he was head of the Jewish school in Copenhagen. He emigrated to the US, where he served as a rabbi in… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Jo Mielziner — (1901 1976) was an American theatrical scenic, costume, and lighting designer born in Paris, France. He was considered one of the most influential theatre designers of the 20th century, designing the scenery and often the lighting for over 200… …   Wikipedia

  • Moses Mielziner — (August 12, 1828 in Szubin, Grand Duchy of Posen, Prussia February 18, 1903 in Cincinnati) was an American Reform rabbi and author. Contents 1 Life 2 Works 3 Family …   Wikipedia

  • Jo Mielziner — Nacimiento 19 de marzo de 1901 París,  Francia Fallecimiento 15 de marzo de 1976 (74 años) Nueva York …   Wikipedia Español

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