Background and artistic contribution
Roser has made a major contribution working with marionettes. He first came to public attention in 1951 with his marionette, Clown Gustaf. Another of his characters, Grandmother, is outwardly charming but savagely humorous in her observations about all aspects of society and the absurdities of life.
Roser has toured worldwide with resounding success. He has made 7 tours through Asia and Australia and 17 tours in North and South America. A large number of his tours were organised with assistance from the German Cultural Institute.
In 1977, Roser was invited to spend a semester as guest artist at the University of Connecticut, United States of America, by the Department of Puppetry. In 1983 he established the Figurentheaterschule Stuttgart, a school for puppetry at the Conservatory for Music and the Dramatic Arts, where he was professor and head of the department.
- Billington, M, Performing Arts: A Guide To Practice And Appreciation, p.163
- Baird, B, The Art of the Puppet, p.193
- Baird, B, The Art of the Puppet, p.206
- The World of Puppetry with Albrecht Roser (1985)]
- Baird, Bil (1973). The Art of the Puppet. New York: Bonanza Books.
- Billington, Michael (1988). Performing Arts: A Guide To Practice And Appreciation. London: New Burlington Books. ISBN 1-85348-115-7.
- Albrecht Roser and his marionettes
- The World of Puppetry with Albrecht Roser
- Professor Albrecht Roser
- Photos of Albrecht Roser manipulating his marionettes
- Information from the Goethe Institut, Germany on the work of students of Professor Albrecht Roser
- Quotes on puppetry from Albrecht Roser, Third International String Puppetry Institute held at the University of Connecticut, August 1998