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I just read on puptcrit that the great German marionette Master Albrecht Roser passed away Sunday June 17th at 7:00 AM in Stugart Germany. I was lucky enough to see him perform twice. He was one of the true master puppeteers. the world of puppetry has suffered a great loss.
How very sad.I met him at Washington Puppet Festival-an amazing wonderful man-A GREAT PERFORMER ! His magic made our life a wonderful world.
I ask Herr Roser to autograph my book Gustav uns seinEnsembel, and told him in my limited and incorect German "Herr Roser mine Grossfadder vas nommen Gutstav. He gave me a big smile
I am also very sad with the news! His teaching really gave me an insight that the marionettes are "art" and that I was going in the right direction.
Never forget when he brought the austrian old wooden toy to the workshop, it was a little car with 4 little balls as wheels with a big ball on top of them. Then he said that a performance should be like this car. He rolled it on the table and all of us said: oohh. You see? all the small wheels are rolling to the left as well as the car but,... the top BIG ball is rolling the other way round!!!
You should lead the public to one direction but the reaction should be a surprise.