Gretl Aicher

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Gretl Aicher (July 19, 1928 – March 14, 2012) was the Artistic Director of the Salzburg Marionette Theatre.[1][2][3]


Gretl Aicher took over the position of Artistic Director of the famous Salzburg Marionette Theatre in 1977 on the death of the former director, Hermann Aicher.[3] With her father she has been linked for a considerable time with the success of the company. Her grandfather, Anton Aicher founded the company in 1913.[4][5] To mark the 70th birthday of Gretl Aicher and the 85th anniversary of the Salzburg Marionette Theatre, a special exhibition of marionettes was opened at the Salzburg Hohensalzburg Fortress.

Aicher has commented on her last passion with puppetry,


  1. ^ "Puppet Theatre boss Gretl Aicher dies - General News - Austrian Times Online News - English Newspaper". Retrieved 2012-05-16. 
  2. ^ Logan, D, Puppetry, p.10
  3. ^ a b Billington, M, Performing Arts: A Guide To Practice And Appreciation, p.164
  4. ^ Logan, D, Puppetry, p.11
  5. ^ Currell, D, The Complete Book of Puppetry, p.12
  6. ^ Salzburg Marionetten Theater, p.5-6

Books and articles[edit]

  • Salzburg Marionetten Theater. Salzburg, Austria: Salzburg Marionette Theater. 2004. 
  • Billington, Michael (1988). Performing Arts: A Guide To Practice And Appreciation. London: New Burlington Books. ISBN 1-85348-115-7. 
  • Currell, David (1985). The Complete Book of Puppetry. London: A & C Black (Publishers) Ltd. ISBN 0-7136-2429-9. 
  • Logan, David (2007). Puppetry. Brisbane, Queensland, Australia: Brisbane Dramatic Arts Company. ISBN 978-0-9804563-0-1. 

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