Lutheranism. Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen (2 April 1826 – 25 June 1914), was the penultimate Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, reigning from 1866 to 1914. For his support for his successful court theatre he was also known as the Theaterherzog (theatre duke).
George II, (born April 2, 1826, Meiningen, Saxe-Meiningen [now in Germany]—died June 25, 1914, Bad Wildungen, Waldeck), duke of Saxe-Meiningen, theatrical director and designer who developed many of the basic principles of modern acting and stage design.
George II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen was born April 2, 1826 into the aristocracy of Saxe-Meiningen. In his direction and production, George II focused heavily on making every aspect of the production a true imitation of life itself. With historically accurate costumes, sets, and props, he emphasized realism.
Meiningen Company, German Meininger Hoftheatertruppe (“Meiningen Court Theatre Troupe”), experimental acting group begun in 1866 and directed by George II, duke of Saxe-Meiningen, and his morganatic wife, the actress Ellen Franz. It was one of the first companies in which the importance of the director was stressed.
Dukes of Saxe-Meiningen Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen (1792–1849), Queen Consort of the United Kingdom and of Hanover , spouse of William IV Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen (1866–1914)
In this way, George II set the stage for the iconic work of set designer Adolphe Appia. Arguably, George II, duke of Saxe-Meiningen’s largest contribution to the theatre is the influence that he had on other theatre artists, namely Realists Konstantin Stanislavski and Andre Antoine.
Georg II Herzog von Sachsen-Meiningen und Hildburghausen. Duke[title] of Saxe-Meiniingen-Hildburghausen 12. November 1826. Duke(reign) of Saxe-Meiningen und Hildburghausen 3. December 1882; Royal house. House of Wettin. Links: The Peerage; Geneall; Duke of Saxe-Meiningen-Hildburgshausen Reign 20 September 1866 – 25 June 1914 (47 years, 278 days)
Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen (2 April 1826 – 25 June 1914), was the penultimate Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, reigning from 1866 to 1914. For his support for his successful court theatre he was also known as the Theaterherzog (theatre duke). Georg was the only son of Bernhard II, Duke of...
Georg II was Duke of Saxe-Meiningen from 1866 until his death in 1914. He was born in Meiningen, Duchy of Saxe-Meiningen, now in Thuringia, Germany, on April 2, 1826, the only son of Bernhard II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen and Marie Friederike of Hesse-Kassel .
Georg II. Georg II may refer to: George II, Duke of Pomerania (1582–1617) George II, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (1605–1661) Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen (1826–1914) This disambiguation page lists articles about people with the same name. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the ...