jo mielziner

Mielziner

[meel-zee-ner, mel-]
noun
Jo [joh] , 1901–76, U.S. stage designer, born in France.
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jo mielziner

American stage designer who, in more than 360 Broadway productions from 1924, introduced several devices that became standard in 20th-century theatrical staging. One of his innovations was the transparent skeletal framework setting of Death of a Salesman (1949), which allowed separate times and places to be shown simultaneously. Mielziner's success with works as diverse as Hamlet and the musical comedy Annie Get Your Gun was due both to his unusual technical ingenuity and to his grasp of the organic function of the total stage environment.

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