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Anna Pritzi: Amazonentheater in Tirol - an investigation

In July 2022, I started to investigate the phenomenon of the playwright and theatre director Anna Pritzi and her "Amazonentheater", an all-women theatre group in the Tyrol of the 19th century. I search for Pritzi's lost work in the city of Innsbruck and Tyrolean archives, and then study and discuss it with performance and theatre makers in Berlin.

This blog will be my travelogue in which I will report on my search for Anna Pritzi, her theatre plays and the "Mädchengesellschaft". 


My research is supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR.

 

10 the boxes

Today I left at 5:30 in the morning from Vinschgau/ South Tyrol to Innsbruck. There I first walked to St Nikolaus to the parish office...

9 the venue

In the library of the Ferdinandeum I came across an article by the historian Anton Dörrer in the newspaper Dolomiten from 1952. Here he...

8 the list

This is a list of the plays Anna Pritzi is said to have written, which I was able to compile from various sources. Will I ever find any...

7 the descendant

I called the St Nikolaus cemetery administration, a funeral home, and spoke to a woman. She said I could come by and she could write a...

6 women only

This morning I had a long talk about men and women with my landlady over breakfast. I really have to summarise it again. It's interesting...

5 the dates

I got a great tip from Christian Fornwagner from the Tyrolean Provincial Archives. All baptism, marriage and death registers of Tyrol...

4 the archives

After wandering through the Innsbruck districts of Hötting and St. Nikolaus in the heat yesterday, following in the footsteps of Anna...

3 the grave

I arrived in Innsbruck today and am staying in a guesthouse in Hötting. I put my bag down and went straight to the St. Nikolaus cemetery....

2 the obituary

In a few academic and newspaper articles it is reported that Anna Pritzi lived to be 80 or 85 years old. Her married name was Anna...

1 the travelogues

I discovered the first references to Anna Pritzi in Toni Bernhart´s habilitation "Volksschauspiele". He quotes from a travelogue from...