|POET, PLAYWRIGHT, NOVELIST (AUSTRIA)|
BORN 29 Jan 1889, Pernitz, Niederösterreich - DIED 10 Dec 1927, Graz, Steiermark|
GRAVE LOCATION Graz, Steiermark: St. Leonhard-Friedhof (111-010-025-1)
Bruno Ertler came from a family of postmen. He worked as a journalist for the "Neuen Grazer Tageblatt" from 1917 to 1922. Later he worked as a civil servant for the regional government.
In 1918 his first play was staged in Graz. Allthough he suffered from a severe liver disease, his work had a positive tone. Among his friends were Joseph Marx and Anton Wildgans.
His tragedy "Anna Iwanowa" was later turned into an opera. In 1924 he became a lector at Graz University. He died in 1927 aged only 38 and most of his work was soon forgotten.
Work: "Das Spiel von Doktor Faust" (1923); "Belian und Marpalye" (1924).
was a friend of Wildgans, Anton
Gross, Eugen, Friedhofführer der Pfarre Graz-St. Leonhard, Wirtschaftsrat der röm.-kath. Pfarre Graz-St. Leonhard, Graz, 2004