Oskar Strnad


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(1879–1935) Austrian designer. Trained as an architect in Vienna, Strnad worked mainly in this field until 1919 when he began to design for the theatre. In 1924 Max Reinhardt engaged him for the Theater in der Josefstadt as well as for his Berlin and Salzburg productions. From 1926 he worked together with Bruno Walter at the Salzburg Festival, where he designed for opera as well as for the films Maskerade and Episode. He also designed for theatres in Dresden, Berlin, and Paris. Despite a number of projects to construct playhouses, most of his plans were not realized.

From The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Theatre.

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