Opening of the Kammerspiele theater in Munich, Germany at end of World War II
Munich Germany Date:1945 Duration:1 min 14 sec Sound:Yes
Views of the Schauspielhaus on the Maximilianstrasse in Munich, where the The Munich Kammerspiele (Münchner Kammerspiele) theater company is presenting a play. People entering the building. Inside,a U.S. Army Lieutenant shakes hands with the theater company director, Erich Engel, and presents him with a document, as some cast members and theater-goers watch. Closeup of Engel. Local officials converse at front of theater. American military personnel are among the audience seen in background. Scenes shift to cast members getting made up for their roles in Shakespeare's Macbeth. A man being attended by a makeup artist. A woman at her dressing table. Makeup being applied to another man. Backstage, a manager rings a warning bell for the cast and members hurry to take their positions onstage. The stage manager strikes a gong and men raise the curtain. The cast onstage performing.
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