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Jean-Claude van Itallie papers

Finding Aid prepared by Alex Gildzen, Alisa Gonzalez. Revised and updated by Margaret Castellani. Revised August 2010.

Extent: 114 record storage boxes + 4 oversized boxes, 120 cubic feet

Inclusive Dates: 1936-2006


Biographical Note: Jean-Claude van Itallie was born to Hugo Ferdinand and Marthe Mathilde Caroline Levy van Itallie on May 25, 1936, in Brussels, Belgium. Fleeing the Nazis, with his family he arrived in the United States at the age of four. He was raised in Great Neck, Long Island, and received his bachelor's degree from Harvard in 1958.

van Itallie was one of Ellen Stewart's original LaMama playwrights. He was the principal playwright of the Open Theater, directed by Joseph Chaikin.

van Itallie's trilogy of one-act plays, America Hurrah, is hailed as the watershed play of the theatrically revolutionary sixties. It opened in NYC off-Broadway in November, 1966, where it ran for two years. It also ran at the Royal Court Theatre in London. Winner of the Vernon Rice Drama Desk and other awards, America Hurrah is frequently produced around the world and in American universities. America Hurrah is included in an edition of van Itallie's America Hurrah and Other Plays, published in spring 2001 by Grove Atlantic. The Serpent, which van Itallie wrote for the Open Theater, has been called the classic ensemble play. It opened in Rome in 1967, and in New York won a Village Voice Obie.

van Itallie's early plays (before America Hurrah) include War (1963, NYC), Almost Like Being, I'm Really Here, The Hunter and the Bird, and Where is de Queen?.

Musical plays, with composer Richard Peaslee include: King of the United States (NYC, 1972) and A Fable (NYC, 1974).

van Itallie's other plays include The Tibetan Book of the Dead (adapted from traditional texts, LaMama, NYC, 1983, published as The Tibetan Book of the Dead for Reading Aloud, North Atlantic Books, 1998), The Traveler (a play about recovery from stroke, 1987, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, and Almeida Theater, London, with David Threlfall), Paradise Ghetto (about a Nazi detention camp for artists, Los Angeles, 1987), Ancient Boys (about an artist with AIDS, LaMama, NYC, 1991), Light (Voltaire, the Mathematician, and the King of Prussia), (2003), and Fear Itself, Secrets of the White House, (Theater for the New City, NYC 2006).

Monologue plays include Bag Lady (NYC, 1979) and Struck Dumb (written with Joseph Chaikin, published in Best Short Plays 1991-2, Applause Books, NYC).

Jean-Claude van Itallie's frequently-produced versions of the plays of Chekhov are published as Chekhov: the Major Plays, Applause Books, NYC, 1995. The Seagull, commissioned by MacArthur Theater, Princeton, 1973, played in NYC at the Manhattan Theater Club and at the Public Theatre. In 1977 Andrei Serban directed van Itallie's Cherry Orchard at Lincoln Center (with Irene Worth, Meryl Streep, Raoul Julia, Mary Beth Hurt and Priscilla Smith) and in 1983 his Uncle Vanya at LaMama, NYC (with F. Murray Abraham, Joseph Chaikin). In 1979 van Itallie's Three Sisters premiered both at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge and at the Manhattan Theatre Club (with Sam Waterston and Diane Weist).

van Itallie's play of Bulgakhov's Master and Margarita, premiered 1993, NYC, Theater for the New City. He has also written a version of Medea.

van Itallie's 1985 translation of Jean Genet's The Balcony was commissioned by American Repertory Theatre, directed by Joanne Akalaitis. van Itallie directed it at NYU, 1988.

In 1996 van Itallie was one of three author/performers of Guys Dreamin' which played at Boston Center for the Arts and LaMama, NYC. In 1998 he performed his one person play, War, Sex and Dreams at Art Bank in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, and in 1999 at Highways, Santa Monica, CA and in NYC at LaMama, with good reviews in both the L.A. Times and N.Y. Times.

Screenplays include Three Lives for Mississippi, and the musical Follies for director Harold Prince. Works for public television include Picasso, A Writer's Diary.

van Itallie's book on playwriting, The Playwright's Workbook, is published by Applause Books, NYC, 1997. van Itallie has taught play writing and performance at Princeton, Amherst, Columbia, Middlebury, New School for Social Research, Yale, the University of Colorado and other universities. He teaches workshops in the Healing Power of Theater, Writing on Your Feet, and Presence and Performance in Art and Life at Omega Institute, NY; Naropa University, Colorado; Shantigar Foundation and Rowe Conference Center in Rowe Massachusetts, Easton Mountain, NY, Esalen Institute and Continuum Studio in California.

Jean-Claude van Itallie lives on an old farm in Western Massachusetts which he has transformed into Shantigar Foundation for theater/meditation/healing.

For more information on van Itallie's plays and books, including extracts, reviews, photos and rights, please visit http://www.vanitallie.com. An overview of van Itallie's work is also available in Jean-Claude van Itallie and the Off-Broadway Theater by Gene Plunka (University of Delaware Press, 1999).


Scope and Content: Jean-Claude van Itallie started donating his papers to the Department of Special Collections and Archives, Kent State University, in September, 1970. He adds new materials periodically. The collection documents van Itallie's career as a major American playwright. Series 1 contains correspondence involving family, friends and colleagues. Some of van Itallie's voluminous correspondence includes words to and from Stella Adler, Samuel Beckett, Eric Bentley, Joseph Chaikin, Edward Field, Mary Frank, Wendy Gimbel, Allen Ginsberg, Wiliam G. Hoffman, Leueen MacGrath, Judith Malina, Joseph Papp, Diane di Prima, Harold Prince, Ellen Stewart, Edmund White and Robert Wilson. At this time, all correspondence is restricted. Series 2 includes the manuscripts of the aforementioned plays and books, along with other plays, essays and articles. The organization of the plays and books in this series was derived from a bound booklet, titled Jean-Claude van Itallie: playwright/performer/teacher (that is filed in the "Miscellaneous" series). Series 3 contains materials from van Itallie's participation in workshops, lectures, conferences, and performances. Series 4 comprises van Itallie's personal papers which include his journals. At this time, all personal papers are restricted. Series 5 contains publications about or involving van Itallie. Series 6 is a compilation of miscellaneous items including van Itallie's activism work and formation of the Shantigar Foundation.

Restrictions on Access: Througout the series described below, there are folders that contain material that has been restricted by the donor for the time being. These folders have been removed and placed in a separate, restricted box. The bulk of restricted materials are located in the Correspondence and Personal series.

Restrictions on Use: The Department of Special Collections and Archives does not own copyright on the material in this collection. Permission must be obtained from relevant copyright holders for use of this material.

Physical Location: Off-Site Storage. This collection is housed in a secure, off-site facility and requires up to 5 business days for retrieval. The large-format materials remain in Special Collections and Archives.


Arrangement: The collection is organized into the follow series.

  1. Correspondence (56 boxes) (Boxes 13-56 - Restricted)
  2. Manuscripts (41 boxes)
  3. Teaching (2 boxes)
  4. Personal (5 boxes) (Restricted)
  5. Publications (interviews and publications about van Itallie) (1 box)
  6. Miscellaneous (4 boxes)

SERIES 1 - CORRESPONDENCE

Restrictions on Access: Please note that at this time, correspondence in boxes 13-56 is restricted.

Box 1 - Correspondence with abstracts (1952-1979)

Folder -- Contents

  1. 1952, 17 April: Atlas, Charles, New York City.
    To Mr. John van Itallie, Great Neck, N.Y.
    Acknowledges receipt of his $16 payment. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.8 cm.
  2. [1952, Nov.]: Boressoff, Bernard to John [van Itallie].
    Appreciates his help on "Taming of the Shrew." Autographed Notes. 1 p. 7.7 cm.
  3. 1953: 11 Feb.: Rasenberger, D. Great Neck, NY
    To Mr. Jean-Claude van Itallie, Great Neck, New York.
    Describes inconveniences of a party telephone line. Form Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.7 cm.
  4. 1953, 8 July: Horne, P.C., Deerfield, Mass. To John [van Itallie], Brussels.
    Has forwarded his letter to the cross-country coach; envies his European trip.
    Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.1 cm.
  5. 1953, 4 Dec.: Bolster, Joseph L. Jr., Princeton, N.J. To Mr. [John] van Itallie, Deerfield, Mass.
    Sends information about admission to Princeton. Form Letter Signed. 1 p. 28 cm.
    Accompanied by blank Application for Admission.
  6. 1953, 8 Dec.: Henry, David D. Cambridge, Mass. To John Claude van Itallie, Deerfield, Mass.
    Acknowledges receipt of his application to Harvard. Printed Postcard. 1 l. 8.2 cm.
    Accompanied by his copy of his Application for Admission
  7. [1953]: Stott, Gilmore, Swarthmore, Pa. To [Jean-Claude van Itallie].
    Sends college's bulletin and entrance requirements. Form Letter. 1 p. 18.4 cm.
  8. 1954, 18 Jan.: Boyden, Frank L., Deerfield, Mass.
    To Mr. [Hugo F.] van Itallie, Great Neck, NY
    Sends his son's fall term grades with comment. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 26.7 cm.
    Accompanied by "Record of John Claude van Itallie For the Fall Term 1953-54."
  9. 1954, 20 Jan.: Stott, Gil, Swarthmore, Pa.
    To John [Claude van Itallie], Great Neck, NY
    Acknowledges his admission application. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 18.4 cm.
  10. 1954, 21 Jan.: Howe, Arthur, Jr., New Haven, Conn.
    To John C[laude] van Itallie, Deerfield, Mass.
    Acknowledges receipt of his application to Yale. Form Postcard. 1 p. 8.3 cm.
  11. 1954, 5 Feb.: Stott, Gil, Swarthmore, Pa. To John [van Itallie], Deerfield, Mass.
    Makes appointment for him to visit campus. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 18.4 cm.
  12. 1954, 30 April: Stott, Gil, Swarthmore, Pa. To John [van Itallie], Deerfield, Mass.
    Has not received his records; would be pleased to have him at Swarthmore College. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.8 cm.
  13. 1954, 5 May: Howe, Arthur, Jr., New Haven, Conn.
    To John Claude van Itallie, Deerfield, Mass.
    Complies with his request to withdraw his application for admission to Yale. Form Postcard. 1 p. 8.3 cm.
  14. 1954, 6 May: Stott, Gil, Swarthmore, Pa. To John [van Itallie], Deerfield, Mass.
    Thanks him for writing; wishes him luck. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 18.4 cm.
  15. 1954, 11 May: Bender, W.J., Cambridge, Mass. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie.
    Notifies him of admission to Harvard's Class of 1958. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.9 cm. Accompanied by certificate of admission.
  16. 1955, 16 Feb.: von Stade, F. S[kiddy], Jr., Cambridge, Mass. To Mr. John C. van Itallie.
    Informs him his first half-year's grades at Harvard put him on the Dean's List. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 20.4 cm.
    Accompanied by Final Report.
  17. 1955, 12 May: _____, Cambridge, Mass.
    To Messrs. Jean-Claude van Itallie, Howell and Salman, Cambridge, Mass.
    Discusses housing arrangements in Kirkland House. Typed Letter. 1 p. 27.8 cm.
  18. 1955, 20 Dec.: Shattuck, Roger, Mass. To John [van Itallie].
    Thanks him for the production; comments on it.
    Autographed Letter Signed. 1 p. 21.6 cm.
  19. 1956, 13 Dec.: Rockefeller, John, 1937-, Cambridge, Mass. To [Jean-Claude van Itallie].
    Informs him of election to the Signet and the initiation expectations. Autographed Letter Signed. 1 p. 17 cm.
  20. [1956, ca.]: Harrison, James S., Cambridge, Mass. To John [van Itallie].
    Informs him of election to full membership in Harvard Dramatic Club. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.9 cm.
  21. 1957, 4 April: [Loridan, Walter], Moscow. To Johny [van Itallie].
    Informs him he and his friends are welcome in the Soviet Union; suggests seeing Leningrad; mentions family members. Typed Letter (carbon). 2 p. 29.6 cm.
  22. 1958, 11 Feb.: Morot-Sir, Edouard, New York City. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie, Cambridge, Mass.
    Informs him of foreign student quota at the Conservatoire National d'Art Dramatique; advises him about student visas. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.9 cm.
  23. 1958, 1 Mar.: Chiarmentesi, Neri, Natick, Mass. To Jean-Claude van Itallie, Cambridge, Mass.
    Concerning Harvard Dramatic Club productions. Telegram. 1 p. 14.5 cm.
    With proposal from Robert Evans about Sem Benelli's "The Jest" attached.
  24. 1960, 28 Apr.: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, New York.
    To Ruth Beck Bakalar, New York. Asks for an interview regarding job on "Gourmet" magazine; fills in his background. Typed Letter. 1 p. 27.8 cm.
  25. 1962: Rorem, Ned, 1923-. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Sends greetings. Autographed Postcard Signed. 1 p. 8.9 cm.
    Rorem has taped his photograph to front.
  26. [1964]: [Klein], Roger, 1937-68. Moscow. To [Jean-Claude van Itallie], New York City.
    Is having "the most marvelous trip ever." Autographed Postcard Signed. 1 p. 9.5 cm.
  27. [1964, ca.]: [Chester], Alfred, Asilah. Morocco. To [Jean-Claude van Itallie], New York City.
    Is glad to be in Morocco. Autographed Postcard Signed. 1 p. 9.1 cm.
  28. [1965, 22 April]: Dodd, [Johnny]. New York City. To Jean-Claude van Itallie, New York City. Postcard Signed. 1 l. 8.9 cm.
    Collage.
  29. [1965]: 1 Aug.: [Chester], Alfred. Tangier, Morocco. To [Jean-Claude van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Sorry to have missed him; hopes to come to New York. Autographed Postcard Signed. 1 p. 9.6 cm.
  30. 1965: 1 Nov.: Jackson, Richard S. [Kalamazoo, Mich.] To Editors, Tulane Drama Review, New Orleans, La.
    Requests permission to produce "It's Almost Like Being." Typed Letter. (xerox) 1 p. 28 cm.
  31. 1965: 3 Nov.: Strahs, James. New Orleans, La. To Richard S. Jackson, Kalamazoo, Mich.
    Gives him Jean-Claude van Itallie's address. Typed Letter Signed. (Xerox) 1 p. 28 cm.
  32. 1966: 31 Jan.: Hoskwith, Arnold. New York, NY To Jean-Claude van Itallie, New York, NY
    Sent with copy of "Something to do with Spring." Back of letter filled with autograph notes in van Itallie's hand. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.8 cm.
  33. 1966: 7 Feb.: van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    (en route to Boston) To Arnold Hosquith (i.e. Hoskwith). New York, NY Calls "Something to Do With Spring" "a pile of formula crap." Autographed Letter Signed. 7 p. 28 cm.
    With 4 p. of draft.
  34. 1966, 19 Nov.: [Klein], Roger, London, England. To [Jean-Claude van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Congratulatory telegram following the opening of America Hurrah.Telegram.1 p.
  35. 1967, 9 Mar.: Crist, Judith. New York, NY To Howard Atlee, [New York, NY]
    Gives a critical paragraph on "America Hurrah" to quote for publicity. Typed Card. 1 l. 8.2 cm.
  36. 1967, 14 Mar.: Pinter, Harold. 1930-, New York, NY To Ellis Amburn, New York, NY
    Gives quotation concerning "America Hurrah." Typed Letter Signed. (Xerox) 1 p. 27.9 cm.
    With copy of memorandum from Amburn.
  37. 1967, 24 Mar.: Scheyven, Baron, 1904-, Washington D.C. To Jean-Claude van Itallie, New York, NY
    Letter in French from the Belgian ambassador concerning "America Hurrah." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.9 cm.
  38. 1968, 18 Jan.: Postema, W., Amsterdam. To Bridgett Aschenberg, New York.
    Review of press notices of the Dutch production of "America Hurrah." Typed Letter Signed. (Xerox) 2 p. 27.9 cm.
  39. 1968, 13 July: van Itallie, Jean-Claude.To Philip.
  40. 1968, 4 Dec.: Dawson, William M. and Rita B. Peterson. Madison, Wisconsin. To Edna Gieson, New York, NY
    Disapproves of Jean-Claude van Itallie's appearance at the University of Wisconsin on 20 Nov., 1968; gives reasons why he should not "be given public forums at considerable fees at any time." Typed Letter Signed. (copy) 2 p. 27.7 cm.
  41. 1968, 12 Dec.: Giesen, Edna J. New York, NY To [Jean-] Claude van Itallie, New York, NY (See Dawson-Peterson letter of Dec. 4, 1968).
    Asks if he cares to reply to enclosed letter of Dec. 4 from University of Wisconsin. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28 cm.
  42. 1968, 12 Dec.: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, New York. To [Edna J.] Giesen.
    Answers University of Wisconsin charges about his lecture there. (See van Itallie manuscripts, Dec. 4, 1968). Typed Letter Signed. (Copy) 3 p. 27.5 cm.
  43. 1969, 12 Feb.: Kesang-Tonma (aka Tania Leontov & Marilyn Rothman), Langholm, Scotland. To Jean-Claude van Itallie, New York, NY.
    Describes the redecoration of shrine room at Tibetan Centre, various projects of people at the Centre, and Trungpa, Rinpoche's new project of setting up communities. TL. 1 p.
  44. 1969, 13 Mar.: Elkus, Leonore R. Pittsburgh. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie, New York City.
    Congratulates him "on the way you handled the Drama League audience"; advises him of air date of his interview. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28 cm.
  45. 1969, 20 Mar.: Barbera, Manuel. Buenos Aires. To Bridget Aschenberg, New York.
    Informs her his translation of "America Hurrah" will open 1 April; books she sent welcome; mentions "The Price." Typed Letter Signed. (Xerox) 1 p. 27.5 cm.
  46. 1969, 25 Mar.: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, New York. To Mr. Wardle. Discusses the creation of "The Serpent." Typed Letter Signed (copy) 3 p. 28 cm.
  47. 1969, 26 Mar.: Van Itallie, Jean-Claude, New York, NY To Jurg Bissegger, Geneva, Switzerland.
    Writes in French about the Lausanne production of "America Hurrah." Typed Letter. (carbon) 1 p. 28 cm.
  48. 1969, 28 Mar.: Barbera, Manuel. Buenos Aires. To Bridget Aschenberg, New York.
    Enclose photos of "America Hurrah" production and a clipping; discusses "The Price." Typed Letter Signed. (Xerox) 1 p. 27.5 cm. With enclosures.
  49. 1969, 23 April: [Truman], Judy. London. To Bridget Aschenberg, New York.
    Discusses European production of "War"; promises to inform that "War" was not part of "America Hurrah." Typed Letter Signed. (Xerox) 1 p. 27.9 cm.
  50. 1969, 24 April: Noble, Andrew R.C., London.
    To Judy Scott-Fox, London. Sends program and clipping of Orchard Theater Company production of "War" and "Almost Like Being." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 25.2 cm.
  51. 1969, 25 April: Bissegger, Jurg, Geneva. To Jean-Claude van Itallie, New York. In French.
    Asks permission to publish the author's letter to him about "America Hurrah." With clipping of van Itallie's letter. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 29.6 cm.
  52. 1969, 28 April: [Loeffler], Andrew J. To Bridget [Aschenberg].
    Asks her to send clippings of Pasadena Playhouse production of "America Hurrah" to van Itallie. Typed Note Signed. 1 p. 15.2 cm. With xeroxed clippings.
  53. 1969, 15 Oct.: Parone, Edward. Los Angeles. To Bridget Aschenberg, New York.
    Informs her State Department has canceled New Theater for Now tour but that the plays were performed at the Mark Taper Forum. Typed Letter Signed. (Xerox) 1 p. 32.7 cm. With copies of reviews.
  54. 1969, 16 Oct.: Parone, Edward. Los Angeles. To Jean-Claude van Itallie, New York.
    Informs him State Department cancelled New Theater for Now tour of Asia and Eastern Europe but that two of his plays were performed at the Mark Taper Forum. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.9 cm. With reviews and program.
  55. 1969, 19 Nov.: Bannon, Anthony, Buffalo, New York. To [Jean-Claude] van Itallie.
    Encloses coverage of "The Serpent." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.9 cm.
  56. 1970, 20 Feb.: van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    To Ronald Sossi, North Hollywood, Calif. "I think I owe you the courtesy of explaining why I left last night after fifteen minutes of your production of 'The Serpent.'" With ticket stubs. Typed Letter Signed. (Xerox) 3 p. 35.5 cm.
  57. 1970, May: Papa [Hughes F. van Itallie] To [van Itallie, Jean-Claude].
    Birthday greeting written in French and English at top of page of the 24 May 1970 New York Times featuring Walter Kerr's review of "Terminal." 1 p. 29.6 cm.
  58. 1970, 14 Sept.: Phillips, Jerrold A. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie, New York City.
    Sends issue of New England Theater with his letter; thinks "The Serpent" moves toward "a new dimension in theatrical expression." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.9 cm.
  59. 1970, 12 Nov.: Willard, Helen. Cambridge, Mass. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Sends him item about "The Serpent." Autographed Card Signed 2 p. 16 cm.
  60. 1970, 7 Dec.: Scully, Tony. New York City. To Jean Claude van Itallie, Charlemont, Mass.
    Has set up two conferences; asks for suggestions for guests; considers ritual and confession; cites influence of "America Hurrah." Typed Letter Signed. 3 p. 28 cm.
  61. 1970: ?. To [Hughes van Itallie (father)].
    Dutch language encyclopedia entry about Jean-Claude van Itallie's career. TL. 1 p.
  62. 1971, 3 June: [Loeffler], Andrew. To Bridget [Aschenberg]. Sends copies of reviews of Theater of Man production of "The Serpent" for Jean-Claude van Itallie. Typed Note Signed 1 p. 15.2 cm.
    Accompanied by Typed Letter Signed. (Copy) to Loeffler from Cecile Leneman and xeroxes of two reviews.
  63. [1971], 23 June: [Aschenberg], B[ridget]. To J[ean-] C[laude van Itallie].
    Sends review of Odyssey Theater Ensemble production of "The Serpent"; hopes his back has improved. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 15.3 cm.
    Accompanied by Xerox of page of Daily Variety(June 21, 1971).
  64. 1971, 24 June: [Bessie], Michael. New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Finds sections of Indian journals "moving" but doesn't think it's a book. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.8 cm.
    Top of letter damaged.
  65. 1971, 13 July: [Giroux], Bob. New York City. To Bridget [Aschenberg], New York City.
    Admires the "vivid honesty" of Jean-Claude van Itallie's India Journal but is unable to publish it. Typed Letter Signed. (Copy) 1 p. 28.3 cm.
  66. 1971, 24 Aug.: [Feingold], Michael. New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Likes his Indian journal; will notify him soon if Winter House will publish it; isn't concerned about revisions. Typed Letter Signed. 2 p. 28 cm.
  67. [1971, Aug.]: [Smith, Michael Townsend]. 1938-, [Denver]. To [Jean-Claude van Itallie].
    Comments on his staging of van Itallie's "Eat Cake." Typed Note. 1 p. 28 cm.
    Taped to page with Rocky Mountain News review of play.
  68. 1971, 12 Nov.: Huxley, Laura. Los Angeles. To Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Believes his interpretation of "Who is eating out of my bowl?" is valid but "that Aldous did not think about that at the moment." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.9 cm.
  69. [1971]: Emigh, John. Providence, Rhode Island. To [Jean-Claude van Itallie].
    Thanks him for Buddha. Autographed Letter Signed. 1 p. 21.6 cm.
    Accompanied by copy of "The Serpent."
  70. 1972, 15 Feb.: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude. New York City. To Arvin [Brown], Peter [Zeisler], et. al.
    Questions use of Theater Communications Group for experimental companies and independent writers and directors; criticizes proposal; "bureaucracy tends to stifle creativity"; suggests an "informational" office; may resign. Typed Letter Signed. 7 p. 28 cm.
  71. 1972, 16 May: Levinson, Lew, Oakland, CA. To Dramatists Play Service Inc., New York, NY.
    Laney College production of America Hurrah went well; enclosed poster and program from the show. TL. 1 p.
  72. 1972, 19 May: [Loeffler], Andrew J. To Bridget [Aschenberg (agent)].
    Sends material from Laney College production; asks if Jean-Claude van Itallie would be interested in it. Typed Note Signed. 1 p.
  73. 1972, 22 May: Finch, Jeremiah S. Princeton, New Jersey. To [Jean-Claude van Itallie], New York City.
    Notifies him of appointment as Visiting Lecturer. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.9 cm.
  74. [1972, July, ca.]: Feingold, Michael. New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Sends "last revision" of introduction to Indian journal, made minor changes in manuscript. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28 cm.
    Accompanied by "Introduction," Typed Manuscript. (Copy) 8 p. 27.9 cm.
  75. 1972, 17 Aug.: [Baritone], Cabbie, New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Informs him why he won't write article about him at Deerfield Academy; wants to publish him in Prose. Autographed Letter Signed. 2 p. 26.7 cm.
  76. 1972, 21 Sept.: [Worley], Lee. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Details everyday life--caring for daughter, teaching workshops; would like to work with van Itallie. ALS. 2 p.
  77. [1972, ca.]: 22 Sept.: [Gaisner], Rhea. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Likes "Mystery Play"; gives specific comments; finds difficulty in writing when talking is "more natural." Autographed Letter Signed. 2 p. 28.1 cm.
  78. 1972, 1 Dec.: Beckenbaugh, Peter. New York City. To Mr. [Greg] Dawson, New York City.
    Has seen "American Cream" five times; requests credits of the film. Typed Letter Signed. (Copy) 2 p. 27.9 cm.
  79. 1972, 1 Dec.: Lion, John. Berkeley, Cal. To [Jean-]Claude van Itallie, New York City.
    Is interested in attending Mudra Workshop; asks if he knows Michael McClure's "Spider Rabbit." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 35.5 cm.
  80. 1972, 7 Dec.: [Seltzer], Dan. Princeton, New Jersey. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York City. Sends student manuscripts; discusses possible students for his class. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.9 cm.
  81. 1972, 27 Dec.: Cooper, Demaris. New York City. To Mr.[ Jean-Claude] van Itallie, New York City.
    Will give Mudra Workshop material to Howard Klein upon his return. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 26.6 cm.
  82. [1972]: Foreman, Richard. New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Will be unable to attend Mudra workshop but would like to be appraised of its results. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.9 cm.
  83. 1973, 2 Jan.: [Bentley], Eric, 1916-. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Comments on his play; prefers his direction to Jacques Levy's. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.9 cm.
  84. 1973, 2 Jan.: [Worley], Lee, 1941-. Santa Fe. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Describes the work of her group as derivative of Open Theater; working on Family piece; asks about workshops in Boulder; is impressed with Mystery Play. Autographed Letter Signed. 2 p. 27.9 cm.
  85. 1973, 3 Jan.: [Lion], John. Berkeley, California. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. New York City.
    Hopes to attend workshop; will perform "Spider Rabbit"; discusses funding. Typed Letter Signed. 2 p. 35.5 cm.
  86. 1973, 6 Jan.: [Worley], Lee, 1941-. Santa Fe. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Asks if she can bring another actor to Boulder. Autographed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.9 cm.
  87. 1973, 8 Jan.: [Opper], Barry. Los Angeles. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. New York City.
    Will send three members of ProVisional Theater Foundation to Mudra Workshop if there's funding. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28 cm.
  88. 1973, 30 Jan.: [Roggensack], David. New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Welcomes him back; sends clippings. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 13.9 cm.
  89. 1973, 6 Mar.: [Opper], Barry, Los Angeles. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York City.
    Reports the Boulder workshop was a positive experience for his work with the company. Typed Letter Signed. 2 p. 28 cm.
  90. 1973, Mar.: [McClelland], Maurice, New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York City.
    Thanks him for creating the Mudra Workshop; sends him information forwarded to funding agencies. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28 cm.
    Accompanied by Typed Letter Signed (copy) from McClelland to Peter Zeisler and packet containing "Financial Data" and "Documentation."
  91. 1973, Mar.: [Van Itallie, Hughes Ferdinand]. To [Jean-Claude van Itallie].
    Corrects biographical details in Trenton Advertiser interview. Autographed Manuscript. 1 p. 41.5 cm.
  92. 1973, 11 April: [McClelland], Maurice. New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York City.
    Thanks him for dinner; sends copies of Indian review of "The Serpent." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28 cm.
    Accompanied by Xerox of part of letter from Pearl Padamsee and three copies of Times of India Review (Jan. 5, 1973).
  93. 1973, 16 April: [Leslie], Andy, New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York City.
    Sends copies of his letter noting addition of "Rosary" to Dramatists Play Service collection of his short plays. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 21.6 cm.
    Accompanied by Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28 cm. from Leslie to van Itallie dated April 6, 1973.
  94. 1973, 2 May: Berman, Audrey, New York City. To Jean-Claude van Itallie, New York City.
    Informs him of Obie nomination for "Mystery Play."
    Telegram. 1 p. 14 cm.
  95. 1973, 13 July: [Aschenberg], Bridget. New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Understands his wanting to return to Janet Roberts; sympathizes with recent failures; urges him to finish "Follies"; disagrees that she is "Formidable." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28 cm.
  96. 1974, 27 Mar.: Chaikin, Joseph, 1935-, and John Stoltenberg. New York City. "To Whom it May Concern."
    Confirms legal dissolution of The Open Theater, Inc.; returns rights to Jean-Claude van Itallie. Typed Letter Signed. (Copy) 1 p. 27.1 cm.
  97. 1974, 9 May: [Malpede], Karen. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Returns copy of his text from "Nightwalk." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.9 cm
    Accompanied by van Itallie's "People's Indictment." Typed Manuscript. (Copy) 3 p. 27.9 cm.
  98. 1974, 13 May: Halsted, Fred. Los Angeles. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Suggests lawyer; keeps "tight control of my films"; will talk with Divine about a film; reports Stuart Byron claims one of "the only 2 Decent films made." Typed Letter Signed. 2 p. 28 cm.
  99. 1974, 22 May: Sexton, Anne, 1928-74. Weston, Mass. To Peter Littlefield.
    Was fascinated by "The King of the United States"; feels she knows more about the theater than the average poet; suggests he contact her agent concerning rights to "Transformations." Typed Letter Signed. (Copy) 1 p. 28 cm.
  100. 1974, 8 July: [Selznick], Danny. Culver City, Cal. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. New York City.
    Thanks him for his gracious refusal; would like to produce a screenplay of his. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 19.7 cm.
  101. [1974]: van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    To members of the Company of the Manhattan Project. Hopes "to salvage some mutual respect among coworkers in the same area in the theater"; explains why he withdrew his version of "The Seagull" after Andre Gregory disagreed with vision; loves the play but feels its being "undirected." Typed Letter Signed. (Copy) 5 p. 27.9 cm.
  102. 1975, 9 Jan.: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude.
    To Gene [Searchinger]. New York City.
    A list of obscenities. Typed Letter Signed. (Copy) 1 p. 27.9 cm.
  103. 1975, 16 Jan.: [Searchinger], Gene. New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. New York City.
    "Gosh." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.8 cm.
  104. 1975, 25 July: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude, Charlemont, Mass. To Barbara [Schultz], Los Angeles. Suggests writing a teleplay about a bag lady for Shami Chaikin to perform. Typed Letter Signed. (2 copies) 2 p. 27.9 cm.
    Accompanied by Typed Letter Signed. To van Itallie from George P. Lane.
  105. 1975, 10 Sept.: [Schultz], Barbara. Los Angeles. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. New York City.
    Commissions him to write play about a bag lady for "Visions"; asks him to write script for a studio and not location. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28 cm.
  106. 1975, 30 Oct.: [Gidaly], Walter. New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. Charlemont, Mass.
    Encloses copy of letter to Bernard Dikman; informs him he is serving notice to Jack Deveau their agreement is revoked. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28 cm.
    Accompanied by Typed Letter. (Carbon) from Gidaly to Dikman about taxes.
  107. 1975, 30 Oct.: van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    Charlemont, Mass. To Ross Wetasteon.
    Regrets he didn't mention van Itallie's name in his article on "A Fable"; feels he has "a silent vendetta going against me"; asks him not to publish letter. Typed Letter Signed. (draft) 1 p. 28.1 cm.
  108. 1975, 15 Dec.: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude.
    Charlemont, Mass. To Paul [Zimet] and Tina [Shepard]. Believes reviewers of A Fable didn't "hear" it; discusses problems of billing, royalties and credit; feels Joe Chaikin has been "the dominant personality in the collaborative creations." Typed Letter Signed. (Copy) 8 p. 28 cm.
  109. 1976, 5 April: Jakab, Elisabeth. New York City. To Ms. [Lynn] Davis. New York City.
    Offers deal to publish Jean-Claude van Itallie's adaptation of "The Sea Gull." Typed Letter Signed. (Copy) 1 p. 28 cm.
    Accompanied by Paul Schmidt's report on the project.
  110. 1976, 28 April: Serban, Andrei. Paris. To Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Is "very excited about collaborating" on a production of "The Seagull"; asks him to contact Joseph Papp. Autographed Letter Signed. 1 p. 29.6 cm.
  111. 1976, 21 May: [Virch], Claus. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Wishes Jean-Claude a happy birthday. Is very busy traveling for his business, so cannot stop at Charlemont to see Jean-Claude. Hopes Jean-Claude can visit him soon at his new "chic" flat in London. Autographed Letter Signed.
  112. [1976, Fall]: Weiner, Lori. Princeton, New Jersey.
    To Faculty Member, Princeton University. Typed Letter Signed. (Copy) 1 p. 28 cm.
    Encloses copy of student essay evaluating his course, encourages comment.
    Accompanied by copy of essay evaluating Jean-Claude van Itallie's Theater and Dance 206.
  113. 1976, 28 Oct.: Kollek, Teddy. 1911-, Jerusalem. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie. Charlemont, Mass.
    Invites him to be a guest of the City of Jerusalem at Mishkenot Sha'ananim for up to three months. Typed Letter Signed. 2 p. 27.9 cm.
  114. 1976, 14 Nov.: [Berkman], Len. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Contrasts his Medea with Robinson Jeffers'; calls van Itallie's "emphatically political"; quibbles with same word choices. Typed Letter Signed. 2 p. 27.9 cm.
  115. [1976, 20 Nov.]: [Serban], Andrei. New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. Charlemont, Mass.
    Read his adaptation of "The Seagull"; feels Meyerhold "would have loved it"; wants to see him about it. Autographed Letter Signed. 1 p. 25.4 cm.
  116. 1976, 23 Nov.: [Leslie], Andy. New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Will publish his adaptation of "The Cherry Orchard" but wants to wait until "Medea" gets a professional production. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28 cm.
  117. 1976, 26 Nov.: P[adamsee], P[earl], Bombay. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. New York City.
    Has been hospitalized; reports Richard Schekner is studying in India; her film is being shot; asks for book on Brecht. Autographed Letter Signed. 2 p. 30.2 cm.
  118. 1976, 1 Dec.: d[ean], d[orothy]. New York City. To J[ean]-C[laude van Itallie].
    Returns his essay on Roger; asks about The Cherry Orchard. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 26.4 cm.
  119. 1976, 2 Dec.: [Davis], Lynn. New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Comments on his version of "The Cherry Orchard" and on the behavior of publishers. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 26.6 cm.
  120. [1977], 6 Jan.: [Serban], Andrei. New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Is "excited by rehearsals of The Cherry Orchard"; intends to make the images and the words one; fears some of his actors may want to change passages. Autographed Letter Signed. 2 p. 25.4 cm.
  121. 1977, 19 Feb.: [Worth], Irene. New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. New York City.
    Was touched by his gift of flowers; enjoys the success. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 19.6 cm.
  122. 1977, 22 Feb.: [Sherman], Floyd. Charlemont, Mass. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Thinks the winter will make history; discusses repairs he made; inquires about Joe Chaikin. Autographed Letter Signed. 2 p. 22.7 cm.
  123. 1977, 5 Mar.: [Berkman], Len. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Would like to use his Cherry Orchard and Seagull in class; Megan Terry has requested he run a workshop; sends greetings to David Wolpe. Autographed Letter Signed. 2 p. 27.9 cm.
  124. 1977, 6 Mar.: [Sherman], Floyd. Charlemont, Mass. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Will see him on next visit; explained how to drive the jeep to Gwen Fabricant. Autographed Letter Signed. 2 p. 22.4 cm.
  125. 1977, 24 Mar.: [Hammer], Signe. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Discusses the Cain-Abel section of "The Serpent"; feels by making the body part of the language in "A Fable" he has discovered "a new way of writing theater"; sends him poems of hers; shares observation about Roger Klein. Typed Letter Signed. 2 p. 28 cm.
  126. 1977, 28 Mar.: [Mark], Steven. New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. New York City.
    Encloses contract. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28 cm.
    Accompanied by contract with Dramatists Play Service for his adaptation of "The Cherry Orchard."
  127. 1977, 10 May: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude. New York City. To Judith [Gottlieb], Israel.
    Is disappointed he can't come to Israel for personal reasons; makes suggestions about a workshop. Typed Letter Signed. (Copy) 1 p. 27.9 cm.
  128. 1977, 11 May: [Berkman], Len. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Discusses his Seagull; is writing 3-act play; will teach Holocaust German drama. Autographed Letter Signed. 2 p. 35.5 cm.
  129. 1977, 13 June: [Chaikin], Joe. To Joe [Papp].
    Proposes a work schedule for July for the production of The Dybbuk; attached is a handwritten draft of this letter. TLS. 1 p.
  130. 1977, 14 Sept.: Vivas, Nelly. New York City. To Jean-Claude van Itallie. New York City.
    Invites him to memorial service for Ninon Tallon Karlweis. Telegram. 1 p. 14 cm.
    At end of message van Itallie has written ". . . and Charles Stanley died this week too--and Maria Callas, Robert Lowell, Zero Mostel, Leopold Stokowski. What a Yom Kippur!"
  131. [1977, 27 Sept.]: van Itallie, Jean-Claude. New York City. To Mr. and Mrs. [Alex] Gildzen. Elyria, Ohio.
    Thanks them for helping at their son's party for him. Autographed Postcard Signed. 1 p. 10.2 cm.
  132. 1977, 6 Oct.: Lemonick, Aaron. Princeton, New Jersey. To [Jean-Claude van Itallie].
    Informs him of reappointment as Visiting Lecturer. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 21.7 cm.
  133. [1978], 23 Jan.: [Pyskacek], June. [Chicago]. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Informs him her production "America Hurrah" will have its run extended; she will be in New York and will call. Autographed Letter Signed. 1 l. 27.9 cm.
  134. 1978, 27 Mar.: Van Itallie, Jean-Claude. New York City. To Nancy [Cooperstein], New York City.
    Discusses problems of dramatizing Oscar Wilde's life for a television series. Typed Letter. (Copy) 5 p. 28 cm.
  135. 1978, 18 May: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude]. New York City. To Bill [McKeever]. Boulder.
    Offers his thoughts about the Naropa Institute. Typed Letter. (Carbon) 3 p. 28 cm.
  136. 1978, 29 May: Kantrowitz, Arnie. 1940-, New York City. To Jean-Claude van Itallie. New York City.
    Thanks him for his note about an article in The Advocate. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 26.2 cm.
  137. 1978, 9 June: [Roggensack], David. New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Thanks him for citing his part in creating "Coming Out!"; is working on a play of his own. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 18.5 cm.
  138. 1978, 12 June: [Yahil-Wax], Miriam. Stanford, California. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. New York City.
    Relays response of her production of "War"; would like a copy of his "Medea." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 25.3 cm.
  139. 1978, 26 June: Doyle, Robert T. Jr., Northampton, Mass. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. Charlemont, Mass.
    Cites law on "permanent disposition" of the dead; will work on trying to establish a cemetery on his property. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.9 cm.
  140. [1978]: 7 July: [Thorne], Franny, Stackbridge, Mass. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. Charlemont, Mass.
    Recalls conversation with Chester Kallman about an opera based on Thomas Mann's "Mario and the Magician." Autographed Letter Signed. 2 p. 26.6 cm.
  141. 1978, 27 Oct.: [Berkman], Len. Amherst, Mass. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont Mass.
    Will be using his plays for a seminar; mentions June Pyskacek. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 21.5 cm.
  142. 1979, 11 Jan.: Behl, Dennis. Kent, Ohio. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie, New York City.
    Wants to direct "Medea"; would like to discuss play with him; presents questions. Typed Letter. (Carbon) 1 p. 27.9 cm.
  143. 1979, 15 Jan.: [Yahil-Wax], Miriam. Stanford, California. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. New York City.
    Seeks permission to present Naropa. Autographed Letter Signed. 1 p. 23 cm.
  144. 1979, 13 Feb.: [Yahil-Wax], Miriam. Stanford, California. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. New York City.
    Hopes to try out puppet version of Naropa with students during the summer. Autographed Letter Signed. 2 p. 23 cm.
  145. [1979, ca.]: 21 Feb.: DeMauro, Karen. New York City. To Jean Claude [van Itallie].
    Is beginning workshop on piece she began while working with him; asks him to come talk about Brecht. Autographed Letter Signed. 2 p. 28 cm.
    Accompanied by copy of material sent to her actors.
  146. 1979, 8 Mar.: Lanier, Richard S. New York City. To Ms. [Kathleen] Bannon, Washington, DC
    Endorses Jean-Claude van Itallie's candidacy for a United States--Japan Exchange Fellowship. Typed Letter (carbon) 2 p. 28 cm.
  147. 1979, 11 Mar.: Ostrovsky, Valentin. Moscow. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie. New York City.
    Requests copies of his plays for review in The Literary Gazette. Autographed Letter Signed. 1 p. 29.9 cm.
  148. 1979, 15 Mar.: Behl, Dennis. Kent, Ohio. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York City.
    Gives "Medea" performance dates; will be unable to cast Shami Chaikin; asks if he'll write to cast; directed a reading of "The Hunter and the Bird." Typed Letter (carbon) 1 p. 27.9 cm.
  149. 1979, 20 Mar.: Papp, Joseph. 1921-91. New York City. To Ms. [Kathleen] Bannon. Washington DC
    Endorses Jean-Claude van Itallie's grant application. Typed Letter Signed. (Copy) 1 p. 28 cm.
  150. 1979, 21 Mar.: [Van Itallie], Jean-Claude. New York City. To Dennis [Behl] and actors, Kent, Ohio.
    Feels his work makes "Medea" immediate; sees the language as direct, the movement formal; identifies with both Medea and Jason; hopes they can do the play every five years. Typed Letter Signed. 2 p. 28 cm.
    Accompanied by Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28 cm. To Behl from van Itallie saying the production dates inconvenient for him.
  151. 1979, 27 Mar.: Behl, Dennis. Kent, Ohio. To Janet Roberts. New York City.
    Seeks performance rights to the Jean-Claude van Itallie version of "Medea." Typed Letter (carbon) 1 p. 27.9 cm.
  152. [1979, Mar.]: Daishin, Los Angeles. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. New York City.
    Sends Maezumi Roshi's letter of recommendation. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 21.7 cm.
    Accompanied by Typed Letter (copy) 1 p. 27.8 cm. from Hakuyu Taizan Maezumi.
  153. [1979, Mar.]: Eder, Richard. New York City. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie.
    Regrets "your discomfort" at his review of the Yale production of The Seagull. Autographed Letter Signed. 1 p. 17.8 cm.
    Note in van Itallie's hand on verso.
  154. 1979, 3 April: Behl, Dennis. Kent, Ohio. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. New York City.
    Asks about Nurse's exit, englishing "oi moi" and publicity for "Medea." Typed Letter (carbon) 1 p. 28 cm.
  155. 1979, 3 April: Roberts, Janet. New York City. To Dennis Behl. Kent, Ohio.
    States terms for performance of "Medea." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28 cm.
  156. 1979, 9 April: [Seltzer], Dan. Princeton, New Jersey. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. Princeton, New Jersey.
    Informs him of salary increase; discusses his work in "First Love." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28.1 cm.
  157. 1979, 13 April: van Itallie, Jean-Claude. New York City. To Dennis [Behl]. Kent, Ohio.
    Requests a lower case "v" used in his name on posters; suggests possibilities for nurse's entrance; allows him to change sounds; gives advertising copy. Typed Letter Signed. 2 p. 28 cm.
  158. 1979, 21 April: Lemonick, Aaron. Princeton, New Jersey. To Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Notifies him of reappointment as lecturer. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 21.7 cm.
  159. 1979, 22 May: [Behl], Dennis. Kent, Ohio. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Sends birthday greetings from the cast; is more appreciative of his version of "Medea" since working with it; asks about use of a word; encloses tape of original score; has sent open ticket to his agent. Autographed Letter Signed (2 copies). 3 p. 28 cm.
    Accompanied by page of script and tape program.
  160. 1979, 25 May: Spivak, Peter. Detroit. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie. Charlemont, Maine (i.e. Mass.)
    Recalls meeting him; asks him to donate material for the Auction to Benefit the Rare Book Room of the Detroit Public Library. Typed Letter Signed. 2 p. 28.1 cm.
  161. [1979]: 27 May: Sacharow, Larry. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Loves his "translation" of Three Sisters; suggests changes. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.9 cm.
  162. 1979, 7 June: Sacharow, Larry. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Offers changes in dialogue. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28 cm.
    Accompanied by two pages of Three Sisters script with changes added.
  163. 1979, 20 June: [Brustein], Bob. 1927-. New Haven. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. Charlemont, Mass.
    Calls his Three Sisters"the best translation extant"; makes minor suggestions. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28 cm.
  164. 1979, 1 July: Sacharow, Larry. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Suggests change in Irina-Tuzenback scene; asks when he'd like to see performance. Autographed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.9 cm.
    Accompanied by 3 pages of script with changes.
  165. [1979, 7 July]: Sacharow, Larry. Barrytown, New York. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. Charlemont, Mass.
    Informs him Irina-Tuzenback scene returned to his original. Autographed Letter Signed. 1 p. 31.4 cm.
  166. 1979, 9 July: Spivak, Peter. Detroit. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie. Charlemont, Maine (i.e. Mass.)
    Thanks him for contribution. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28 cm.
  167. 1979, 27 July: [Bush], Steven, [Toronto]. To Jean-Claude van Itallie. [Charlemont, Mass.]
    Asks to see a copy of "Naropa"; calls "The Serpent" one of the major works of the age; will leave next month for Europe. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.9 cm.
  168. 1979, 12 Aug.: [Hunt], Linda. New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. Charlemont, Mass.
    Enjoyed stay at his farm and reading his version of Three Sisters. Autographed Postcard Signed. 1 p. 13 cm.
  169. 1979, 4 Dec.: [Albee], Edward, 1928-. New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. New York City.
    Requests a one-act play for possible production at Lincoln Center; has seen public's perception of one-acts change. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.9 cm.
  170. 1979, 24 Dec.: Warner, Paul. Exeter, New Hampshire. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie. Princeton, New Jersey.
    Invites him to Phillips Exeter production of "Interview." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.7 cm

Box 2 - Correspondence with abstracts (1980-1983)

Folder -- Contents

  1. 1980, 22 Jan.: [Brustein], Bob, 1927-. Cambridge, Mass. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. New York City.
    Finds his Uncle Vanya "a superb translation"; has tentative agreement with Andrei Serban; suggests Rosemary Quinn call. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 11 cm.
  2. 1980, 23 Jan.: [Albee], Edward, 1928-. New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. New York City.
    Expresses delight in his interest to participate in a season of one-act plays at Lincoln Center; gives deadline and qualifications. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.8 cm.
  3. 1980, 18 Feb.: Latto, Anne. Woodley, England. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie.
    Knowing he has worked in collaboration and in solitude, she asks how the short plays she is directing evolved. Typed Letter Signed. 2 p. 21 cm.
  4. 1980, 25 Feb.: Warner, Paul. Exeter, New Hampshire. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie. New York City. Discusses his production of "Interview"; will tour "TV" in Europe; wonders if he would meet an Acting Project class. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28 cm.
  5. 1980, 6 Mar.: [Alpern], Jeff. New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. New York City.
    Sends tapes of his "Three Sisters" made by In Touch Network. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28 cm.
  6. 1980, 10 April: [Schambelan], Ike. New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Invites him to performance of "Measure for Measure." Autographed Letter Signed. 1 p. 19.5 cm.
  7. 1980, 12 May: van Itallie, Jean-Claude. Charlemont, Mass. To Gerry [Knickerbocker].
    Expresses upset at manner in which the New England Forestry devastated his woods. Typed Letter Signed (copy) 2 p. 28 cm.
  8. 1980, 17 May: [Knickerbocker], Gerry. Spofford, New Hampshire. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. Charlemont, Mass.
    Discusses the "harvest operation" and cleanup. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28 cm.
  9. 1980, 23 May: Boyar, Margery. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. New York City.
    Invites him to become a member of the Advisory council of the Greenwich Village Trust for Historic Preservation. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 26.6 cm.
  10. 1980, 2 June: Behl, Dennis. Lakewood, Ohio. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. New York City.
    Recalls his production of "Medea"; discusses working on dissertation about Tanya Moisciwitsch; comments on "Picasso-Diary of an Artist." Autographed Letter Signed. 2 p. 28 cm.
  11. 1980, 4 June: [Winer], Elihu. New York City.
    Calls attention from the Writers Guild of America to WNET about violations of the Minimum Basic Agreement concerning Jean-Claude van Itallie's "Picasso--A Painter's Diary." Typed Letter Signed. (Copy) 2 p. 28 cm.
  12. 1980, 12 June: Moynihan, Daniel Patrick. Washington, DC To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie. Princeton, New Jersey.
    Congratulates him on winning a Guggenheim. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 20.4 cm.
    Accompanied by Typed Letter Signed to van Itallie from Mary Bertagni.
  13. [1980]: 10 July: [Bentley], Eric, 1916-, New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. Charlemont, Mass.
    Asks if there is a house for him to rent; like "Bag Lady." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.8 cm.
  14. 1980, 21 July: Kaye, James H. New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. Charlemont, Mass.
    Notifies him no outcome has yet been reached in meetings concerning his Picasso teleplay. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28 cm.
  15. 1980, 22 July: van Oss, Alex. Washington DC To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie. Charlemont, Mass.
    Is applying for a grant to make three hour-long programs on gay theater; mentions Oscar Wilde, Henry Fuller, Eric Bentley and Tennessee Williams; asks van Itallie to be on panel of consultants. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28 cm.
  16. [1980, 23 July]: [Fabricant], Gwen. New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. Charlemont, Mass.
    Comments on Pissarro's "La Côte du Jallais." Autographed Postcard Signed. 1 p. 10.5 cm.
  17. 1980, 31 July: [Knickerbocker], Gerry. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. Charlemont, Mass.
    Reports request for additional money; will schedule visit to his property. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.9 cm.
  18. 1980, 6 Aug.: Schlesinger, Stephen L. New York City. To [Jean-Claude van Itallie].
    Certifies his appointment to a Guggenheim Fellowship. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28 cm.
  19. 1980, 12 August: Gross, Peter. Great Neck, New York. To Jean-Claude van Itallie. New York City.
    Invites him to attend Levels production of "America Hurrah." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.9 cm.
  20. [1980]: 2 Sept.: [Field], Edward, 1924-. New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. Charlemont, Mass.
    Feels lucky to have missed the city heat; asks him to call when he returns. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.9 cm.
  21. [1980, 9 Oct.]: Gross, Peter. Great Neck, New York. To J[ean]-C[laude] v[an] I[tallie]. New York City.
    Thanks him for his encouragement; sends him material. Autographed Note Signed. 2 p. 10.8 cm.
    Accompanied by program, poster and clipping for student production of America Hurrah and a copy of Typed Letter Signed. To Gross from Silvia Feldman.
  22. 1980, 6 Dec.: Cohn, Ruby. Davis, California. To Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Thanks him for sending "Bag Lady," which she considers his finest play since "The Serpent." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28 cm.
  23. [1980]: v[an] I[tallie], Jean-Claude. To Lynn [Davis].
    Informs her he and Wendy Gimbel are going to Ecuador and will keep journals; asks if she knows any interested publication. Autographed Letter Signed. (Draft) 3 p. 27.9 cm.
  24. [1980, ca.]: [Quinn], Rosemary.
    To Jake [van Itallie]. Responds to "Bag Lady." Autographed Note Signed. 1 p. 27.9 cm.
  25. 1981, 26 Jan.: Guo, Ji-de. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie.
    Informs him of "deep impression" made by "America Hurrah"; would like to meet him, perhaps translate his plays into Chinese. Autographed Letter Signed. 1 p. 25.9 cm.
  26. [1981], 10 Feb.: Corthesy, J[ohnny], Switzerland. To Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Informs him he translated "The Serpent" into French and staged an amateur production of it. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 29.6 cm.
    Accompanied by a copy of Corthesy's translation and Autographed Note Signed. From Bridget Aschenberg.
  27. 1981, 15 Feb.: Lassiter, Laurie. San Francisco. To Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Plans to move to New York upon completion of her masters; asks if he'll be teaching playwrighting; thanks him for clarifying her vision. Autographed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28 cm.
  28. 1981, 2 Mar.: Nonilles, Ina. Evanston, Illinois. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Would like to direct "Naropa" but wishes to consult with Rinpoche; asks for his suggestions; invites him to attend rehearsal. Typed Letter Signed. 2 p. 27.9 cm.
  29. 1981, 20 April: Behl, Dennis. Minneapolis. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Informs him of inclusion of John Lennon assassination in college production of "The Serpent" he saw; will meet with Liviu Ciule; about a job at the Guthrie Theater. Typed Letter. 1 p. 28 cm.
    Accompanied by program for "The Serpent."
  30. 1981, 28 April: Senelick, Laurence. Medford, Mass. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie. New York City.
    Thanks him for his "stimulating" comments on Chekhov. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 22.8 cm.
  31. 1981, 27 June: Sacharow, Larry. New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Encloses reviews of River Arts Productions' staging of "Uncle Vanya." Autographed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.9 cm.
  32. [1981], 8 July: [Fabricant], Gwen. New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. Charlemont, Mass.
    Indulges in "selective free-association." Autographed Postcard Signed. 1 p. 10.4 cm.
  33. 1981, 1 Oct.: Guo Ji-de, Jinan, China. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie, New York, NY.
    Thanks van Itallie for arranging their meeting and invites him to visit Shandong University; would like van Itallie to send him scripts of his new plays. ALS. 1 p.
  34. 1981, 18 Oct.: Jenner, C. Lee. New York City. To Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Gives guidelines for his tribute to Ellen Stewart to appear on Other Stages. Typed Letter Signed. 2 p. 28.1 cm.
    Accompanied by draft of van Itallie's contribution.
  35. 1981, 19 Nov.: Jenner, C. Lee. New York City. To Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Thanks him for Ellen Stewart piece. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28.1 cm.
  36. 1981, 25 Nov.: Morgenstern, Seymour. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. New York City.
    Enjoyed meeting; looks forward to hearing his ideas on Atget project. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.9 cm.
    Accompanied by copy of John Russell's Atget, New York Times Magazine, Sept. 13, 1981.
  37. 1981, 10 Dec.: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude. New York City. To Seymour [Morgenstern]. New York City.
    Sends him a copy of "Bag Lady"; considers writing a play about Atget; would like Elinor Renfield to direct. Typed Letter Signed (copy) 1 p. 27.9 cm.
  38. [1981, 5 ?]: [Field], Ed, 1924-. London. To J[ean]-C[laude van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Announces departure for Cairo. Autographed Postcard Signed. 1 p. 10.5 cm
  39. 1982, 6 Jan.: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude, New York, NY. To Ellen [Stewart].
    Outlines plan for working together for longer periods--LaMama International Theater School; details role of actors, students, and people on salary, as well as the space and budget needed for the School. TLS. 7 p.
  40. 1982, 11 Mar.: [Field], Ed, 1924-. Rome. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. New York City.
    Reports moving from the American Academy; feels Rome suffers from being a matriarchy; will return briefly. Typed Postcard Signed. 1 p. 10.5 cm.
  41. 1982, 20 Mar.: [Solov], Sandra, Ivry. Seine, France. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Announces an April opening for "Bag Lady"; encloses a letter to his agent; requests biographical material; seeks permission for radio or television productions. Typed Letter Signed. 2 p. 29.7 cm.
    Accompanied by Typed Letter. (Carbon) From Solov to Janet Roberts.
  42. 1982, 16 April: Dewell, Michael. Los Angeles. To Jean-Claude van Itallie. New York City.
    Informs him "Paradise Ghetto" is a finalist for the 1981-82 National Play Award. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28 cm.
  43. 1982, 12 May: [Lassiter], Laurie. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. Thanks him for recommendation to New York University where she has been accepted and for his "excellent" workshop. Autographed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.9 cm.
    Accompanied by copy of her statement of objectives.
  44. 1982, 17 May: [Chaikin], Shami. To Jake [van Itallie].
    Sends birthday greetings. Autographed Letter Signed. 1 p. 21.5 cm.
  45. 1982, 18 May: [Ludwig], Karen. New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Accepts a spot in his cemetery; sends birthday wishes. Autographed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28 cm.
  46. 1982, 20 Aug.: [Lassiter], Laurie. New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Asks to be his assistant at New York University; relays Richard Schechner's appreciation of van Itallie's plays. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28 cm.
    Accompanied by a copy of Typed Letter Signed. From Lassiter to Evangeline Morphos.
  47. 1982, 24 August: [Quasha], George. Barrytown, New York. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. Charlemont, Mass.
    Reminds him of their meeting at the Naropa Institute; would like to publish "Tibetan Book of the Dead"; must find new sources of funding. Typed Letter Signed. 2 p. 27.9 cm.
  48. 1982, 27 Aug.: van Itallie, Jean-Claude. Charlemont, Mass. To Jean Mercure.
    Notifies him of receipt of script of "Master and Margarita" which contains his work without crediting him; asks that he rectify this before van Itallie's trip to Paris next month. Typed Letter (carbon) 2 p. 28 cm.
  49. 1982, 6 Sept.: Mercure, Jean. Paris. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. Charlemont, Mass.
    Assures him his collaboration with Andrei Serban (on "Master and Margarita") is known and that the exclusion of his name was a secretarial error which will be corrected. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 29.8 cm.
  50. 1982, 15 Sept.: Smith, Floyd W. Rowe, Mass. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie. Charlemont, Mass.
    Notifies him the Zoning Board of Appeals voted to grant permission for a private cemetery on his property provided that burial be 100 feet away from his well and that vaults be used. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.8 cm.
  51. 1982, 29 Oct.: Ciulei, Liviu, 1923-, Minneapolis. To Jean-Claude van Itallie. New York City.
    Endorses a "creative collaboration" between him and the Guthrie Theater; suggests his participation in Lucian Pintelie's staging of "The Sea Gull." Typed Letter Signed. 2 p. 27.7 cm.
  52. 1982, 2 Nov.: Martin, Michele. Barrytown, New York. To Jean-Claude van Itallie. Charlemont, Mass.
    Apologizes for delay in responding; suggests publishing "Tibetan Book of the Dead" and "Naropa" together if funding can be found. Autographed Letter Signed. 2 p. 27.8 cm.
  53. 1982, 15 Nov.: Cunningham, Nancy. Los Angeles. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie. New York City.
    Sends copies of Press releases announcing 1981-82 National Play Award Finalists. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28 cm.
    Accompanied by 12 p. of material.
  54. 1982, 23 Nov.: [Pomada], Elizabeth. San Francisco. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. New York City.
    Thanks him for sharing memories for America's Left Bank: An Illustrated Cultural History of Greenwich Village. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.9 cm.
  55. 1982, 30 Nov.: Amitin, Mark Hall. New York City. To Jean-Claude van Itallie. New York City.
    Congratulates him on opening. Telegram. 1 p. 27.9 cm.
  56. [1982, Dec.]: Smith Priscilla. "Death"--a Christmas card. Typed Poem. (printed) 1 p. 27.8 cm.
    Inscribed to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
  57. [1982, Dec.]: van Itallie, Jean-Claude. New York City. To _____.
    Christmas invitation. Autographed Note Signed. (Printed) 1 p. 10.7 cm.
    1982, Dec.: van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
  58. 1982, 2 Dec.: Block, Mitchell W. Los Angeles. To Mr. [Jean-Claude van] Itallie. New York City.
    Informs him Direct Cinema Limited has no objections to use of the title "Three Minutes to Midnight." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 21.6 cm.
  59. [1982], 13 Dec.: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude. To Steve [Kent].
    Went to Manhattan Theater Club with Robert Anton to look at space; presents 8 ideas concerning design of production; will not call it "Three Midnight"; is concerned about moving them to "a more permanent home." Typed Letter Signed. (Copy) 3 p. 28 cm.
  60. 1982, 17 Dec.: [Camel-Toueg, Nadine], Beirut. To Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    At request of Ellen Stewart, informs him of her student production of "Interview" at Beirut University College. Autographed Letter Signed. 5 p. 27.7 cm.
    Accompanied by program, poster and photographs.
  61. 1983, 9 Mar.: [Field], Edward, 1924-, Madrid. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. New York City.
    Flew here to escape the damp. Autographed Postcard Signed. 1 p. 10.5 cm.
  62. 1983, 24 Mar.: [Giannone], Richard, New York, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Autographed Note Signed. 1 p.
  63. 1983, 16 April: Lemonick, Aaron. Princeton, New Jersey. To Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Informs him of reappointment as lecturer in theater and dance at Princeton University. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 22.6 cm.
  64. 1983, 19 April: [Mokler], Alan. Princeton, New Jersey. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. New York City.
    Notifies him of committee's unanimous Decision to keep him on the Princeton faculty another three years. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28 cm.
  65. 1983, 11 May: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, New York, NY. To Steve Gomer, New York, NY.
    Details grievances with Gomer's film, Joseph Chaikin, Going On--van Itallie's role in Open Theatre mentioned casually, but was major playwright of the ensemble; implication given that The Serpent was created by verbal improvisation of the actors, but was structured and totally written by van Itallie; America Hurrah was not an Open Theatre production; no permission to use still shots of Motel; film ignores van Itallie's contributions to the theatre of the 1960's; film's inaccuracies affect van Itallie's ability to earn a living; legal action threatened. TLS. 2 p.
  66. 1983, 13 May: [Raymer], Ellen, Anduze, France. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie].
    Roy Hart Theatre rejects producing script about a stroke victim; proposes a collaboration based on "spirit" of Rabelais introduction to Gargantua Et Pantagruel (enclosed with letter, in French). TLS. 1 p.
  67. 1983, 15 May: [Storrer], Bill, West Columbia, SC. To Mr. Jean-Claude van Itallie, New York, NY.
    Directing Three Sisters in Columbia, SC.; asks for copy of van Itallie's translation of play. TLS. 1 p.
  68. 1983, 16 May: Dorf, Diane, New York, NY. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie, New York, NY.
    Paradise Ghetto chosen as one of 5 finalists in the National Foundation for Jewish Culture Playwriting Competition; asks for copies to send to judges. TLS. 1 p.
  69. 1983, 20 May: [Worley], Lee, Boulder, CO. To J[ean] C[laude] [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Praises Tibetan Book of the Dead, would like to direct the play; asks van Itallie to visit Boulder. ALS. 1 p.
  70. 1983, 21 May: [Miserendino], Bill, Perugia, Italy. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Describes life in Perugia; details interest in ceramic arts, will begin study in the discipline in the fall in Italy; asks for a loan for school expenses. ALS. 6 p.
  71. 1983, 27 May: Okazaki, Ryoko, Tokyo, Japan. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie, Charlemont, Mass.
    Friend of Yoshi Oida; teaching in Tokyo; needs information about the new theatre movement in the 1960's; asks for van Itallie's opinions on theatre both then and now, and for details on others in the Open Theatre. TLS. 1 p.
  72. 1983, 4 June: [Smith], Louise, Salem, NY. To Jean[-]claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Praises van Itallie's plays recently seen--Early Warnings, Bag Lady, and Sunset Freeway; thanks van Itallie for recommending her for Uncle Vanya; describes play she is doing now. ALS. 2 p.
  73. [1983], 10 June: [Richie], Chuck. New York City. To Jean-Claude van Itallie. New York City.
    Invites him to "Ten Years Later," which began in his workshop. Autographed Note Signed. 1 p. 16.5 cm.
    Written on printed invitation from LaMama E.T.C.
  74. 1983, 13 June: [Gildzen], A[lex], Kent, Ohio. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Will be going through van Itallie's papers during summer; depressed over the death of many friends. TLS. 1 p.
  75. 1983, 16 June: [Virch], Claus, Paris, France. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Sends birthday greetings; dealing with the aftermath of friend's death. TLS. 2 p.
  76. 1983, 22 June: [Leslie], Andy. New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. Charlemont, Mass.
    Sends proof for "Tibetan Book of the Dead"; advises him on copyright information; needs publication script for "Early Warnings." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.9 cm.
  77. 1983, 3 July: Litscher, H.P., Paris, France. To [Jean-Claude van Itallie], New York, NY.
  78. 1983, 7 July: [Gildzen], A[lex], Kent, Ohio. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Working on Open Theatre papers for fall exhibition at Kent State. TLS. 1 p.
  79. 1983, 10 July: [Pyskacek], June, New York, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Unhappy with play she is doing (Algren's Women). ALS. 2 p.
  80. 1983, 12 July: [Berkman], Len, Northampton, Mass. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Looking forward to trip to California; mentions family plans while in California. ALS. 1 p.
  81. 1983, 12 July: Alienikoff, Eugene N., New York, NY. To Mr. Steve Gomer, New York, NY
    Lawyer informs Gomer of legal action to be taken if there is no response to van Itallie's charges about Joseph Chaikin, Going On. TL. 1 p.
  82. [1983, 18 July]: [Wolpe], David. Philadelphia. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. Charlemont, Mass.
    Sends flyer for "Saint Vegas"; enjoyed visit. Autographed Note Signed. 1 p. 27.8 cm.
    Written on poster from Dance Theater Workshop.
  83. 1983, 21 July: [Goldenhar, Didi], Paris, France. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Describes her life in Paris; desire to move to out of the city; returning to U.S. in September. ALS. 2 p.
  84. 1983, 21 July: [Amitin], Mark [Hall], New York, NY. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Leaving for China in August to set up June 1984 trip by New Dramatists to that country to exchange ideas; will call van Itallie to discuss possible projects. TLS. 1 p.
  85. 1983, 25 July: Solov, Sandra, France. To Jean-Claude van Itallie, Charlemont, Mass.
    Compliments van Itallie on interview about Open Theatre that was broadcast in France; critiques her recording of Bag Lady, broadcast along with interview; lists rehearsal and performance dates for Final Orders, Sunset Freeway, Clara, and Bag Lady. ALS 2 p.
  86. 1983, 1 Aug.: Gomer, Steve, New York, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Discusses Joseph Chaikin, Going On; wants feedback on intention to subtitle a photograph of van Itallie and Chaikin that appears in film-which will clarify van Itallie's major role in the Open Theatre; mentions van Itallie given credit in film for writing The Serpent and America Hurrah. TLS. 1 p.
  87. 1983, 12 Aug.: [Berk], Phil, Rochester, NY. To John [van Itallie].
    Responds to van Itallie's suggestion to write a play about Roger [Klein] (Deceased, roommate of both at Harvard); discusses relationship with Klein; proposes meeting with van Itallie. TLS. 2 p.
  88. 1983, 15 Aug.: [Berenbeim], Glenn, New York, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Thanks van Itallie for stay at Charlemont; will call van Itallie after trip to Greece. ALS. 1 p.
  89. 1983, 26 Aug.: [Gildzen], A[lex], [Kent, Ohio]. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Details plans for Open Theatre 20th anniversary conference at Kent State in December; asks if van Itallie and Joe [Chaikin] can arrive a few days early to meet with students. TLS. 1 p.
  90. 1983, 29 Aug.: [Berkman], Len, Amherst, Mass. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Returned from trip to California; was unable to reach van Itallie by phone at Charlemont. ALS. 2 p.
  91. 1983, 31, Aug.: [Cooperstein], Nancy, Burbank, CA. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Thanks van Itallie for recent letter; ruminates on life. Autographed Note Signed. 2 p.
  92. 1983, 7, Sept.: ?, New York, NY. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Requests a reconciliation and dialogue with van Itallie. Autographed Note Signed. 2 p.
  93. 1983, 22 Sept.: Mazars, Barbara Watson, Paris, France. To Jean-Claude van Itallie, Charlemont, Mass.
    Assistant to Director of American Center responds to van Itallie's workshop proposal; suggests beginning workshops in late January, 1984 after Center presents three of van Itallie's plays; gives ideas and asks for thoughts on how to organize workshops. TLS. 1 p.
  94. 1983, 23 Sept.: Pillsbury, Henry, Paris, France. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Director of American Center adds comments to Sept. 22, 1983 letter; believes the emphasis in workshops should be on the role that actors have in the development of van Itallie's plays-as-scripts; clarifies financial remuneration. ALS. 2 p.
  95. 1983, 30 Sept.: [Jenness], Morgan. New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. New York City.
    Advises him the New York Shakespeare Festival is unable to produce "Paradise Ghetto" but would like to keep the script on hand. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.8 cm.
  96. 1983, 6 Oct.: Graham, Stephen, New York, NY. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie, New York, NY.
    Cannot produce van Itallie's play--cast size too large, elaborate sets; suggests performing play in a large regional theatre. TLS. 1 p.
  97. 1983, 10 Oct.: Gomer, Steve, New York, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Responds to van Itallie's concerns about Joseph Chaikin, Going On; proposes new narration that will give van Itallie credit as principle writer for Open Theatre; apologizes for conflict; asks that no further legal action be taken before work is revised. TLS. 1 p.
  98. 1983, 10 Oct.: [Berenbeim], Glenn. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Encloses draft of play, suggests meeting to discuss script; asks for advice about landing a job in theatre. ALS. 1 p.
  99. 1983, 17 Oct.: Oshima, Kazuko, New York, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Invitation to Oshima's art exhibit (One of One) opening in Philadelphia. ALS. 1 p. With Autographed card.
  100. 1983, 17 Oct.: [Gildzen], A[lex], [Kent, Ohio]. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Requests information about van Itallie's schedule for Open Theatre conference in December 1983; asks for addresses of Sharon Gans and Gerome Ragni;indicates Marianne [de Pury] may attend; expresses excitement over and frustrations about organizing the conference. TLS. 1 p.
  101. 1983, 31 Oct.: Solov, Sandra, France. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Rehearsing Final Orders, Bag Lady, and Sunset Freeway--impressed with new actress cast in Sunset Freeway; asks van Itallie for a title for these three plays, and for an answer about the workshops proposed by the American Center in Paris; very busy with rehearsals and working as a translator. ALS. 4 p.
  102. 1983, 2 Nov.: [Corbet], Barry, Golden, CO. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Concerned over lack of communication with van Itallie; does not feel like starting any new projects; had an unplanned reunion with a group of aging world-class climbers in Moose, Wyoming; feels spiritually unfulfilled. ALS. 3 p.
  103. 1983, 8 Nov.: Loher, Alice Eve, New York, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Thanks van Itallie for suggestions about her play, Without Heroes. ALS. 2 p.
    1983, 9 Nov.: [Berenbeim], Glenn, New York, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Sent a copy of a script to van Itallie; now working as a secretary at Hearst/ABC Video Services. TLS. 1 p.
  104. 1983, 9 Nov.: Richards, Lloyd, New Haven, CT. To Janet Roberts, New York, NY.
    Artistic Director of the Yale Repertory Theatre regretfully Declines to produce Paradise Ghetto because of cost. TLS. 1 p.
  105. 1983, 13 Nov.: [Berk], Philip, Rochester, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Gave some of van Itallie's material to head of University of Rochester's Drama House for consideration; discusses letters van Itallie wrote when Roger Klein died--was very moved by them; details recent trip to New York City. TLS. 2 p.
  106. 1983, 16 Nov.: Schmidt, Paul, New York, NY. To [Jean-Claude van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Encloses a passage from "Augustine: Confessions ix.x.25"; includes handwritten notes. TLS. 2 p.
  107. 1983, 17 Nov.: Raymer, Ellen, Anduze, France. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Congratulates van Itallie on the American Center's production of three of his plays; lists workshops and classes at the Roy Heart Theatre that van Itallie may want to attend if in Paris; now rehearsing Kaspar; TLS. 1 p.
  108. 1983, 25 Nov.: [Giannone], Richard, New York, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Glad they met the other day. ALS. 1 p.
  109. 1983, 28 Nov.: Pillsbury, Henry, Paris, France. To Jean-Claude van Itallie, New York, NY.
    American Center in Paris offers van Itallie an Artists in Residence Program grant to give three workshops in January 1984. TLS. 1 p.
  110. 1983, 30 Nov.: Mazars, Barbara Watson, Paris, France. To Jean-Claude van Itallie, New York, NY.
    Sends grant form for American Center workshops; suggests arrival dates. ALS. 2 p.
  111. 1983, 7 Dec.: [Morphos], Evangeline, New York, NY. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie].
    Thanks van Itallie for speaking to a drama class at NYU; enthusiastic about The Tempest project; would like to continue meeting into the next semester. TLS. 1 p.
  112. 1983, 8 Dec.: [Raymer], Ellen, Anduze, France. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Details travel arrangements if van Itallie visits France; busy with rehearsals of various plays. TLS. 2 p. Also handwritten note on p. 2 from Richard Armstrong to van Itallie and Rosemary Quinn. Looks forward to seeing van Itallie in France; asks Rosemary Quinn how her play turned out.
  113. 1983, 14 Dec.: Zielinski, Susan, Cambridge, Mass. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie, New York, NY.
    Formally invites van Itallie to participate in Learning From Performers 1983-84 Program at Harvard; discusses possible formats and dates. TLS. 1 p.
  114. 1983, 28 Dec.: Zielinski, Susan, Cambridge, Mass. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie, New York, NY.
    Discusses expenses and honorarium for Learning From Performers program. TLS. 1 p.
  115. [1983]: van Itallie, Jean-Claude. Charlemont, Mass. To Judy [Lief]. Boulder.
    Encloses sketch of statement of purpose for Rockefeller Foundation proposal to fund Naropa Institute production of "Tibetan Book of the Dead." Typed Letter (draft) 2 p. 27.8 cm.
    Accompanied by annotated draft.

Box 3 - Correspondence with abstracts (1984-1985)

Folder -- Contents

  1. 1984, 8 Jan.: [Heliczer], Piero, Paris, France. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Asks van Itallie for money; expects to see him in Paris. ALS. 2 p.
  2. 1984, 17 Jan.: [Aronson], Bill, New York, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Former student of van Itallie's thanks him for reading Aronson's play and offering comments about the script. ALS. 2 p.
  3. 1984, 20 Jan.: [Sprigg], Douglas, Middlebury, VT. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Chairman of Department of Theatre, Dance and Film at Middlebury College praises van Itallie's lecture and writing workshop at the college; asks if he can return with a new project in the future; was impressed with van Itallie's openness with people and situations. TLS. 1 p.
  4. 1984, 8 Feb.: Patton, Eleanor Nyquist, Lawrence, KS. To Ms. [Irene] Reilly, New York, NY.
    Ph.D. candidate at the University of Kansas is writing dissertation on costuming practices of experimental theatre ensembles, asks for permission to use photographs from the book, The Serpent; van Itallie's signs enclosed release form. TLS. 1 p.
  5. 1984, 13 Feb.: [Voeller], Bruce, Los Angeles, CA. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    President of Mariposa Education and Research Foundation thanks van Itallie for designating Mariposa as a recipient of a contribution from Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.; lists projects--library and archive, placement of the Segal "Gay Liberation" sculpture, and testing of a STD-prevention product; includes handwritten note wishing van Itallie well. TLS. 1 p.
  6. 1984, 15 Feb.: [Heide], Bob, New York, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Encloses favorable review of his plays, The Cake and An Old Tune from The Village Voice; would like to see van Itallie again. ALS. 1 p.
  7. 1984, 27 Feb.: [Sprigg], Doug, Middlebury, VT. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    The Department of Theatre, Dance and Film at Middlebury College may not be able to fund van Itallie's projected play during a Winter Term; asks van Itallie to estimate the cost of production. TLS. 2 p.
  8. 1984, 2 Mar.: [Heliczer, Piero], Preaux, France. To [Jean-Claude van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Asks van Itallie to send him money, also to contact mother and friends to collect money owed him; advises van Itallie to abandon homosexuality and get married. AL. 2 p.
  9. 1984, 6 Mar.: ?, Jo Ann, Omaha, NE. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Thanks van Itallie for sending plays; Omaha Magic Theatre would like to present one of his plays. TLS. 1 p.
  10. 1984, 6 Mar.: Kentner, Grace, Boulder, CO. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Encloses a copy for van Itallie of a letter (Typed, Signed. 3 p.) sent from William McKeever (Assistant Dean at Naropa Institute) to Howard Klein (at Ford Foundation), detailing problems with Naropa's proposed performance of Tibetan Book of the Dead-- need to reschedule due to problems with Rockefeller Foundation funding guidelines. ALS. 1 p.
  11. 1984. 13 Mar.: Applegarth, Robert and Ann Lewis, New York, NY. To [Jean-Claude van Itallie].
    Appeal from Byrd Hoffman Foundation to US members of the International Committee for the CIVIL warS--an opera by Robert Wilson--to find ways to raise money for the Los Angeles presentation scheduled for June, 1984 at the Olympic Arts Festival. Includes list of members of the committee. TLS. 1 p.
  12. 1984, 21 Mar.: [Honegger], Gita, New Haven, Conn. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Dramaturg for the Yale Repertory Theatre thanks van Itallie for participating in a translator's forum and discussing Chekhov. TLS. 1 p.
  13. 1984, 27 Mar.: [Richards], Lloyd, New Haven, Conn. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Dean of the Yale School of Drama regrets not being able to attend translator's seminar; thanks van Itallie for participating. TLS. 1 p.
  14. 1984, 31 Mar.: [Onfroy], Bernadette, Paris, [France]. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Discusses scenes from Euripides translated by Jean-Claude. [FRENCH]. ALS, 3p. TS, 3 p.
  15. 1984, 3 April: [Klein], Howard, New York, NY. To Bill [McKeever], Boulder, CO.
    Responds to earlier letter from McKeever about funding a presentation of van Itallie's Tibetan Book of the Dead at Naropa Institute--mentions that funding guidelines have changed and there is now only a slim chance that the Rockefeller Foundation would fund the project. TLS. 1 p.
  16. 1984, 10 April: [Virch], C[laus], Paris, France. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Details recent events--working on catalogue, preparing for visit from relatives, and plans to come to US TLS. 1 p.
  17. 1984, 11 April: [Jouveau-Lasnier, G.], St. Mesmin, France. To Johny [van Itallie], New York, NY.
  18. 1984, 14 April: Lemonick, Aaron, Princeton, NJ. To [Jean-Claude van Itallie].
    Informs van Itallie he has been reappointed Lecturer in the Program in Theatre and Dance for Spring 1985 semester at Princeton University. TLS. 1 p.
  19. 1984, 14 April: Hurley, Karen, Newark, DE. To Mark [Hall Amatin], New York, NY.
    Professor in the Department of Theatre informs Amatin of the success of van Itallie's recent workshop/lecture at the University of Delaware; glad she participated in the workshop. TLS. 1 p.
  20. 1984, 15 April: [Hurley], Karen, New Castle, DE. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Thanks van Itallie for recent workshop at the University of Delaware; explains projects she is working on; lists places to stay on van Itallie's upcoming trip to California. TLS. 1 p.
  21. 1984, 24 April: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude. To [Cast of The Tempest].
    Criticizes previous night's performance; gives detailed suggestions about how the play can be improved. Page two of this letter is missing. TLS. 3 p.
  22. 1984, 29 April: Nitzan, Omry, Haifa, Israel. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie, New York, NY.
    Haifa Municipal Theatre cannot produce van Itallie's play, [Paradise Ghetto]; invites other material from van Itallie. TLS. 1 p.
  23. 1984, 30 April: [Jouveau-Lasnier, Gilberte], St. Mesmin, France. To Johny [van Itallie], New York, NY.
  24. 1984, 2 May: [Weil], San Diego, CA. To Jean [Claude van Itallie], New York, NY.
    After seeing van Itallie's name in the New York Times, writes to say hello after 30 years; would like to see van Itallie if he visits San Diego. ALS. 1 p.
  25. 1984, 5 May: [Schmidt], Paul, New York, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Praises The Tempest; would like to meet with van Itallie to discuss the details of the production. TLS. 1 p.
  26. 1984, 7 May: [Brustein], Bob, Cambridge, Mass. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    American Repertory Theatre cannot hold a workshop proposed by van Itallie; asks if van Itallie would be interested in writing a new adaptation of Gozzi's Turandot (with Andre Serban directing) for their next season. TLS. 1 p.
  27. 1984, 7 May: [Bernstein], Fred, New York, NY. to Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Praises The Tempest--especially the brilliance of the set. ALS. 1 p.
  28. 1984, 8 May: [Richards], Lloyd, New Haven, Conn. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Because of prior commitments could not accept van Itallie's invitation to see The Tempest; hopes van Itallie will attend the National Playwrights Conference during the summer. TLS. 1 p.
  29. 1984, 8 May: [Weincek], David, Naperville, IL. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Thanks van Itallie for opportunity to work on The Tempest; returning to Chicago, hopes to work with the Goodman Theatre. TLS. 1 p.
  30. 1984, 5 June: Cohen, Ed, New York, NY. To Mr. [Jean-Claude van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    National Foundation for Jewish Culture invites van Itallie to participate in the Community Theatre Project--the project will commission a play by a prominent American writer which relates to a significant aspect of Jewish life, history, or experience. Includes Guidelines for Submission (Typed, 2 p.). TLS. 1 p.
  31. 1984, 13 June: [Gildzen], A[lex], [Kent, Ohio]. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Discusses giving up drinking. ALS. 1 p.
  32. 1984, 13 June: Bok, Derek, 1930-, Cambridge, Mass. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie. New York City.
    Thanks him for participating in Harvard's Learning From Performers Program; encloses certificate. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28 cm.
    Accompanied by certificate of recognition signed by Bok and Robert Shenton.
  33. 1984, 14 June: [Brustein], Bob, Cambridge, Mass. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Discusses possible project with the American Repertory Theatre--Gozzi's The King's Stag (with Andrei Serban); distressed about Joe [Chaikin's] stroke, hopes his recovery is complete. TLS. 1 p.
  34. 1984, 25 June: [Jouveau-Lasnier], Gilberte, and ?, Frank, St. Mesmin, France. To Johny [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Frank asks Jean-Claude to read and critique a manuscript and (in French) Gilberte writes about friendship and responds with amazement that Frank wrote in English. ALS. 2p.
  35. 1984, 2 July: [Lust], Geraldine, Pittsfield, Mass. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Wishes Joe [Chaikin] the best during his recovery; relates problems with being poor; may be in New York City soon; encloses new address. TLS. 1 p.
  36. 1984, 5 July: Armstrong, Richard, Anduze, France. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Thanks van Itallie for sending photographs; van Itallie was in his dream the night before; has been traveling in Europe; rehearsing for a play; enjoyed visiting Charlemont. ALS. 2 p. (Correspondence continued on postcard).
  37. 1984, 9 July: [Onfroy], Bernadette, Paris, [France]. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Encloses a photocopied review (2 p.), a program, and a playbill from her play, Tant d'amour. [FRENCH]. ALS. 1 p.
  38. 1984, 25, July: [Yahil-Wax], Miriam, Caesarea, Israel. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Shocked to hear of Joe [Chaikin's] stroke; read Paradise Ghetto and found it interesting and delicate, could not persuade the Habima Theatre to produce the play; moved to a new house. ALS. 2 p.
  39. 1984, 28 July: Bergamasco, Beppe and Cella Alasjarvir, Torino, Italy. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Bergamasco invites van Itallie to participate in a Congress in Turin dealing with themes related to the work of Ibsen, Strindberg, and Pirandello. [Alasjarvir also adds a note inviting van Itallie (ALS 1 p.)]. TLS. 1 p.
  40. 1984, 1 Aug.: Adler, Stella. To Jean-Claude van Itallie, New York, NY.
    Edward Weinbaum is arranging a benefit for Joe Chaikin at the Harold Clurman Theatre and event is expected to raise at least $5000. TLS. 1 p.
  41. 1984, 3 Aug.: [Smith], Louise, New York, NY. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Spent time in Lexington, NY. and Connecticut; hopes that the country is having a positive effect on Joe [Chaikin]; may visit soon. ALS. 2 p.
  42. 1984, 3 Aug.: [Virch], Claus, Paris, France. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Cautions van Itallie that taking care of a sick friend [Joe Chaikin] can take a toll; details upcoming travel plans to US; frustrated with business partners and art dealers. TLS. 2 p.
  43. 1984, 6 Aug.: Sloan, Larry. Chicago. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie. New York City.
    Reports the Goodman Theater will be unable to produce "Paradise Ghetto." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.7 cm.
  44. 1984, 7 Aug.: [Berkman], Len, Amherst, Mass. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Thanks van Itallie for news about Joe [Chaikin]; asks if Joe is looking for other campus workshops as his health improves--possibilities may open up at the University of Massachusetts. ALS. 2 p.
  45. 1984, 12 Aug.: [Gilbert], Ronnie, Oakland, CA. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Offers to send personal appeals to friends and colleagues for contributions for Joe [Chaikin]. TLS. 1 p.
  46. 1984, 16 Aug.: [Richards], Lloyd, New Haven Conn. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Congratulates van Itallie on teaching in Yale University's Playwriting Program for 1984-85 academic year--will recommend van Itallie be appointed Visiting Critic in Playwriting; lists salary, schedule and duties. TLS. 1 p.
  47. 1984, 24 Aug.: [Adler], Stella, New York, NY. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie.
    Would consider it a great honor to be among the signatories on fundraising letter for Joe [Chaikin]. TLS. 1 p.
  48. 1984, 27 Aug,: [Brook], Peter, Paris, [France]. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    International Centre of Research needs to know to whom to make out a check. TLS. 1 p.
  49. 1984, 28 Aug.: Beckett, Samuel, 1906-89, Paris. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie. New York City.
    Thanks him for his letter; gives permission to use his name [for fundraising for Joseph Chaikin]; will send contribution; Joe is in his thoughts. Autographed Card Signed. 1 p. 8 cm.
  50. 1984, 6 Sept.: [Portman], Julie, College Park, MD. to Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Basing her music group in Virginia; looking for a residency or workshops in the Washington, DC area;asks if anyone can give her some perspective on the theatre/dance/music scene in Washington. ALS. 3 p.
  51. 1984, 7 Sept.: Scott, Dennis, New Haven, Conn. To ?.
    Specifics of van Itallie's teaching schedule and responsibilities at Yale University for Fall, 1984--teach one course, participate in a seminar, and tutorials. TLS. 1 p.
  52. 1984, 13 Sept.: [Adler], Stella, New York, NY. To Jean-Claude van Itallie and Joe Chaikin, New York, NY.
    Offers to do anything in honor of Robert Anton. Mailgram. 1 p.
  53. 1984, 17 Sept.: [Bentley], Eric, New York, NY. To J[ean]-C[laude] [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Offers to put van Itallie on guest list for concert--won't have to pay $5 admission charge. TL. 1 p.
  54. 1984, 20 Sept.: Tulku, Tarthang, Berkeley, CA. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Suggests material about Buddhism (i.e. Crystal Mirrors VI and VIII) for van Itallie to study. TLS. 1 p.
  55. 1984, 22 Sept.: Wilkinson, John A., New Haven, Conn. To [Jean-Claude van Itallie].
    Notifies van Itallie he has been appointed Visiting Critic in Playwriting at Yale University for the 1984-85 academic year. TLS. 1 p.
  56. 1984, 28 Sept.: [Berenbeim], G[lenn], London, England. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Happy with progress on Mad Scenes; returning to New York City on October 7th. TLS. 1 p.
  57. 1984, 29 Sept.: Austin, Lyn, New York, NY. To [J]ean[-]Claud[e] van Itallie, New York, NY.
    Describes Robby [Anton] as a great artist with extraordinary vision. Mailgram, 1 p.
  58. 1984, 2 Oct.: [Adler Wilson], Stella. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie, New York, NY.
    Missed memorial for Robert Anton; describes Anton as a genius, and feels great pain over his death. TLS. 1 p.
  59. 1984, 14 Oct.: [Nordoff], Sabina, Wilton, New Hampshire. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Performing The Way to Rainy Mountain; loves the confusion and creativity of directing cast of 35; thinking about Joe [Chaikin]; will call van Itallie when she returns to New York. ALS. 2 p.
  60. 1984, 15 Oct.: [Goldstein], Steven, Chicago, IL. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Actor from van Itallie's production of The Tempest thanks van Itallie for his stay in Rowe; interning presently at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago; describes his new apartment. ALS. 2 p.
  61. 1984, 15 Oct.: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, New York, NY. To "Whom it May Concern."
    Enthusiastically recommends Fred and Debbie Katz (friends and neighbors of van Itallie in Rowe, Mass.) as suitable people to adopt a child. TL. 2 p.
  62. [1984, 22 Oct.]: [Heliczer], Piero. Preaux-du-Perche, France. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. New York City.
    Invites him to visit; gives his daughter's address; asks for a New York phone book. Typed Postcard Signed. 1 p. 14.3 cm.
  63. 1984, 24 Oct.: Oliva, L. Jay, New York, NY. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] [v]an Itallie, New York, NY.
    Confirms van Itallie as Instructor in Drama at New York University for 1984-85 academic year on part-time basis. TLS. 1 p.
  64. 1984, 6 Nov.: [Kent], Steven, Los Angeles, CA. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Spent the summer directing Singing My Mother to Sleep in San Francisco (includes 1 p. photocopy of review of the play); Lincoln Center/Theatre on Film and Video Collection willing to tape Bag Lady; thanks van Itallie for update on Joe [Chaikin]. TLS. 2 p.
  65. 1984, 7 Nov.: [Jouveau-Lasnier], Gilberte, St. Mesmin, France. To Johny [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Thanks Jean-Claude for his hospitality while staying in the US Comments on the autumn colors at Charlemont. [FRENCH]. ALS. 2 p.
  66. 1984, 27, Nov.: Jackson, Nagle, Princeton, NJ. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Artistic director of the McCarter Theatre delighted with van Itallie's latest script--describes it as "unusual and imaginative...and will make all the right people uncomfortable"; would like to meet with van Itallie. TLS. 1 p.
  67. 1984, 28 Nov.: [Sarkissian], Adele, Detroit, MI. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie, New York, NY.
    Senior editor of Gale Publishing praises autobiographical essay by van Itallie and will publish it; will return photographs and send galley proofs of the essay. TLS. 1 p.
  68. 1984, 28 Nov.: Barron, Louis, New York, NY. to Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie.
    Assures van Itallie that letter with 2 enclosed books to James Roose-Evans are being forwarded to Roose-Evans in London. TLS. 1 p.
  69. 1984, 5 Dec.: Heliczer, [Piero], Paris, [France]. To [Jean-Claude van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Sends Christmas greetings from daughter, Piera. TLS. 1 p.
  70. 1984, 20 Dec.: Hays, Lansing, Palo Alto, CA. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie, New York, NY.
    Editor for Mayfield Publishing Company discusses van Itallie's textbook, Playwrighting Mind--thought it was fresh and thoughtful but complicated and therefore a tough sell; believes the book may be seen as a guide and resource and not as a teaching tool for the individual student; hopes to get a contract commitment for the book after the reviewing round. TLS. 1 p.
  71. 1984, 30 Dec.: Roose-Evans, James, London, England. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Understands van Itallie's problems with the book, Experimental Theatre, because of its omissions--sending a copy of van Itallie's letter about this to the publishers. ALS. 1 p.
  72. 1985, 8 Jan.: Roose-Evans, London, England. To ?.
    Notifies publishers that when Experimental Theatre is reprinted, van Itallie asks that one caption concerning the Open Theatre be changed. Autographed Letter. 1 p.
  73. 1985, 13 Jan.: Sacharow, Larry, New York, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    The River Arts Repertory cannot produce Medea this summer; strongly considering van Itallie's translation of [The] Seagull. TLS. 1 p.
  74. 1985, 22 Jan.: Walter, Richard, Los Angeles, CA. To C. Lansing Hays, Palo Alto, CA.
    Offers review of van Itallie's textbook, Playwrighting Mind--overall reaction is very favorable, but minor problems include the title and the comprehensiveness of the introduction. TLS. 3 p.
  75. 1985, 22 Jan.: Walter, Richard, Los Angeles, CA. To Jean-Claude van Itallie, New York, NY.
    Sends copy of review of Playwrighting Mind to van Itallie; wishes him success with the book, notes that if Mayfield Publishing isn't interested, van Itallie could easily find another publisher. TLS. 1 p.
  76. 1985, 7 Feb.: [Brustein], Bob, Cambridge, Mass. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Very excited about van Itallie's new play; glad to hear that Joe [Chaikin] is progressing; will watch for Allison Charney. TLS. 1 p.
  77. 1985, 12 Feb.: [Richards], Lloyd, [New Haven, Conn.]. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie].
    Thanks van Itallie for speaking at Yale University's Winterfest seminar--his participation helped make festival the most exciting ever. TLS. 1 p.
  78. 1985, 12 Feb.: Thornton, Greg. Rahway, New Jersey. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie. New York City.
    Thanks him for contributing "Pride" to Faustus in Hell. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 19.7 cm.
  79. 1985, 12 Feb.: Jackson, Nagle. Princeton, New Jersey. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. New York City.
    Thanks him for writing "Pride"; would like to work with him again. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28 cm.
  80. 1985, 6 Mar.: [Amitin], Mark [Hall], New York, NY. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie].
    Sends van Itallie a deposit check and photocopy of contract (1 p.) for upcoming workshop/lecture at the University of Delaware. ALS. 1 p.
  81. 1985, 14 Mar.: Leach, Dave, Scottsdale, AZ. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Found van Itallie's workshop inspiring; plans on reading Bag Lady and Tibetan Book of the Dead; van Itallie received mixed reviews from people about his visit; Leach's play, Private Wars went well. TLS. 1 p.
  82. 1985, 17 Mar.: [Levy Meyer], Nancy, San Francisco, CA. To Johnny [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Asks how van Itallie is doing with his teaching and writing; has questions about her family's attitude toward being Jewish; beginning to take her art seriously; talks about her relationship with Marilyn [O'Keefe]. ALS. 4 p.
  83. 1985, 19 Mar.: [Richards], Lloyd, New Haven, Conn. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Regrets not being able to drop in on van Itallie's class at Yale; cannot give van Itallie a recommendation to the NEA because Richards is a member of the National Council on the Arts. TLS. 1 p.
  84. 1985, 20 Mar.: Papp, Joseph, 1921-. New York City. To National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC
    Recommends Jean-Claude van Itallie for an individual playwriting grant. Typed Letter Signed. (Copy) 1 p. 28 cm.
  85. 1985 31 Mar.: Gilman, Richard, New Haven, Conn. To "Whom it May Concern."
    Recommends van Itallie highly for a NEA playwriting grant; calls America Hurrah and The Serpent permanent works of American theatre; van Itallie's later work, especially his adaptations of Chekhov are equally impressive. TLS. 1 p.
  86. 1985, 4 April: Symons, James M., Boulder, CO. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie, New York, NY.
    Thanks van Itallie for his interest in teaching at the University of Colorado; current faculty member who teaches playwriting will be on sabbatical in the fall; will try to obtain funds to hire a temporary replacement. TLS. 1 p.
  87. 1985, 5 April: Stewart, Ellen. New York City. To National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC
    Recommends Jean-Claude van Itallie for an individual playwright's grant. Typed Letter Signed. (Copy) 1 p. 28 cm.
  88. 1985, 29 April: [Cohen Cruz], Jan, New York, NY. To J[ean]-C[laude] [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Sends a transcript of a tape of her script. ALS. 1 p.
  89. 1985, 29 April: ?, London, England. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie, New York, NY.
    Leueen MacGrath's brother writes to inform van Itallie that Leueen underwent a successful operation recently and is recovering, and should be released from the hospital shortly. ALS. 1 p.
  90. [1985, not 1990], 1 May: [Bly], Mark, Seattle, WA. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Boulder, CO.
    Artistic Associate/Dramaturg at the Bagley Wright Theatre thanks van Itallie for sending copy of Ancient Boys, as well as clippings on the University of Colorado production of the play; will consider the play for their theatre; mentions that the Chekhov production went well. TLS. 1 p.
  91. 1985, 19 May: [Armstrong], Richard, Paris, [France]. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Arriving in America soon--looking forward to seeing van Itallie at Charlemont; asks van Itallie to hold letters that may be arriving at Jane St. ALS (on back of poster for Jean Genet's Le Condamne A Mort). 1 p.
  92. 1985, 23 May: Rinpoche, Ayang, Vienna, Austria. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Sends van Itallie best regards from Austria; includes his itinerary and contact addresses (Typed, 1 p.) for trip to Europe, India, and Japan. Autographed Postcard Signed. 1 p.
  93. 1985, 25 May: [Virch], Claus, Paris, [France]. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Sends van Itallie best wishes on his birthday; calls recent trip to US stimulating--highpoint was helping sister refurbish bed-and-breakfast in San Francisco. TLS. 1 p.
  94. 1985, 29 May: [Hurley], Karen, New Castle, DE. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Thanks van Itallie for his recent letter; during the summer will be preparing for auditions and writing (a short play)--glad to be free from stress of University commitments; saw Chagall exhibit in Philadelphia; includes Robert Frost's Two Tramps In Mud Time. TLS. 2 p.
  95. 1985, 10 June: [Fabricant], Gwen, New York, NY. To [Jean-Claude van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Thanks van Itallie for recommendation for a Bunting Fellowship (enclosed; TLS. 1 p.); will be able to use this recommendation (without Bunting reference) for other awards; (letter is written in margin of computer paper listing some of van Itallie's work held by a library). ALS. 1 p.
  96. 1985, 12 June: ?, Wendy, Arlington, VA. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Fills van Itallie in on her life; had trouble as a freelance script reader--told she was too critical; will be starting work as a waitress and teaching; taking exercise classes and reading Ladies of the Club. ALS. 2 p.
  97. 1985, 12 June: [Jeszeck], Mary Ann. Annandale-on-Hudson. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Discusses arrangement for his Bard College residency as guest artist. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.9 cm.
  98. 1985, 14 June: [Worsley], Dale. New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. Charlemont, Mass.
    Explains what Teachers and Writers Collaborative is; asks him to contribute to special issue of its magazine; is going to Boston to see Rosemary Quinn perform. Typed/Autographed Letter Signed. 2 p. 27.8 cm.
  99. 1985, 16 June: [Walter], Richard, Los Angeles, CA. To Jean-Claude van Itallie, New York, NY.
    Head of screenwriting program in Theatre Arts Department at UCLA asks van Itallie to evaluate some of Walter's screenplays and novels for a promotional review. TLS. 1 p.
  100. 1985, 17 June: [Benson], Eric, New York, NY. To Jake [van Itallie].
    Sends van Itallie a tape; not sure about plans for the fall. ALS. 1 p.
  101. 1985, 17 June: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude, Charlemont, Mass. To Glenn [Berenbeim?] and Nancy [Charney?].
    Asks for advice on new play [Ancient Boys]; acknowledges problems with writing about close friends; concerned with title and names of characters; feels that the play is too dense and that confrontations between characters don't work; observes that he would like to start a theatre school at Rowe, but at present feels he will leave Charlemont and not feel obligated to return--it is too isolated. TLS. 2 p.
  102. 1985, 21 June: [Marley], Donovan, Denver, CO. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Read Richmond to Oz--may be produced by the Denver Center Theatre Company in 1986. ALS. 1 p.
  103. 1985, 24 June: [Gildzen], A[lex], Kent, Ohio. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Expresses sadness that van Itallie is considering leaving Charlemont; flying to Vermont soon and will try to visit; feels a dichotomy in his relationship with van Itallie--functions both as friend and curator. TLS. 1 p.
  104. 1985, 26 June: ?, David, [Los Angeles, CA.]. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Discusses problems with book he is adapting for the stage--the play is too long at this point; talks about daily life in California; sends Joe [Chaikin] his love. TLS. 3 p.
  105. 1985, 26 June: Schley, Jim, Hanover, NH. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] Van Itallie, Princeton, NJ.
    Editor of the New England Review and Bread Loaf Quarterly invites van Itallie to submit an essay on Chekhov. TLS. 1 p.
  106. 1985, 27 June: [Goldenhar], Didi, New York, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Outlines plans for the summer--will be in San Francisco for a month; asks if she can visit Charlemont following her return. ALS. 1 p.
  107. 1985, 1 July: [Raymer], Ellen, Anduze, France. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Frustrated by lack of success in obtaining grants or sponsorship for Rafael; considering many possible future projects; looks forward to hearing about husband's trip to Charlemont. TLS. 1 p.
  108. 1985, 2 July: [Karatnytsky], Chris. New York City. To Jean-Claude van Itallie. New York City.
    Returns his shirt from the Cafe Cino exhibit; invites him to donate material. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 25.3 cm.
  109. 1985, 8 July: [Gildzen], A[lex], Kent, Ohio. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Sorry he could not visit while in Vermont; read van Itallie's new play, found it moving--suggests he stay with Ancient Boys as the title; feels that van Itallie has matured over the years; Gildzen is now a full professor and curator of special collections at Kent State University. TLS. 1 p.
  110. 1985, 9 July: [Galloway], Pat, New York, NY. To Charmaine [Henninger], Easthampton, NY.
    Writes that van Itallie has no objection to the John Drew Theatre videotaping The Cherry Orchard; sets conditions for the use of the tape. TLS. 1 p.
  111. 1985, 11 July: [Brustein], Bob, 1927-, Cambridge, Mass. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Respects his writing but feels his play ("Ancient Boys") isn't right for the American Repertory Theater; looks forward to working with him on "The Balcony." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.9 cm.
  112. 1985, 11 July: [Worsley], Dale. New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Finds his contribution "the most precise of them all." Autographed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.8 cm.
  113. 1985, 12 July: [Hays], David. Chester, Conn. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Will delay reading "Tibetan Book of the Dead." Autographed Letter Signed. 1 p. 19.6 cm.
  114. [1985], 14 July: [Jenness], Morgan. New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Apologizes for missing him; Joseph Papp will return next week. Autographed Card Signed. 1 p. 12.6 cm.
  115. 1985, 23 July: Orchard, Robert. Cambridge, Mass. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie, Charlemont, Mass.
    Gives royalty agreement with Jean Genet's agent concerning his translation of "The Balcony." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28.1 cm.
  116. 1985, 26 July: [Howard], Richard, New York, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Read [Ancient Boys]--describes it as lyrical; discusses problems with the characterization of Reuben in the play; will be the poet-in-residence at Brandeis in September. TLS. 1 p.
  117. 1985, 26 July: [Loggia], Marjorie, New York, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Have had informal readings of "Pride"--actors included Paul Dooley, Bob Dishy, Jane Curtain, and Holland Taylor; plans production for Fall, 1985; looks forward to collaborating with van Itallie. TLS. 1 p.
  118. 1985, 26 July: [Jouveau-Lasnier], Gilberte, St. Mesmin, France. To Johny [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Received large packet of photos and is thinking of Charlemont. [FRENCH]. ALS. 2 p.
  119. 1985, 27 July: [Leary], Martha, Toronto, Canada. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Spending the summer tending her garden; applied to graduate school at the University of Toronto; auditioning for a clown adaptation of an Aristophanes play; enjoyed recent visit with Joe [Chaikin]--found him more confident and satisfied. ALS. 1 p.
  120. 1985, 31 July: White, J. Steven. Denver. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie. New York City.
    Invites him to work with students at National Theater Conservatory, perhaps during Chekhov seminar. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.9 cm.
  121. 1985, 1 Aug.: Williams, Nancy N. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Apologizes for misrepresenting his family in the yearbook; recounts her research into his family's land holdings; feels his objections are unfair. Typed Letter Signed. 2 p. 27.9 cm.
  122. 1985, 2 Aug.: [Gildzen], A[lex], [Kent, Ohio]. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Performed in Cold Harbor; glad van Itallie will visit Kent in the fall; taped Joe [Chaikin's] performance in Tongues. TLS. 1 p.
  123. 1985, 3 Aug.: [Nordoff], Sabina, New York, NY. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Letter includes sketch of New York; enclosed is an illustrated poem--The City in Summer. ALS. 1 p.
  124. 1985, 3 Aug.: ?, Michael, Westerly, RI. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Offers criticism of Ancient Boys; wanted subjects covered in more depth--i.e. the effect of AIDS on gay love life; does not like the emphasis on Reuben's parents; the play does not seem to take Reuben's work seriously; likes the scenes between Reuben and the other characters;discusses feelings about suicide. TLS. 2 p.
  125. [1985, 3-4 Aug.]: [Chaikin, Joseph], 1935-. To Johnny [van Itallie]. 9 Autographed Notes.
    Van Itallie has taped Chaikin's brief notes to a page.
  126. [1985], 4 Aug.: Glines, John. Brooklyn. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Thanks him for letting him read "A Question of Love." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.9 cm.
  127. 1985, 12 Aug.: [Armstrong], Richard, Anduze, France. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Runs down his various projects; Roy Hart Theatre does not have the money at this time to bring van Itallie to France; ALS. 4 p.
  128. 1985, 16 Aug.: [Gildzen], A[lex], New York, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Had dinner with Elinor Renfield; apologizes about the amount of the fee for van Itallie's lecture at Kent State University; TLS. 1 p.
  129. 1985, 24 Aug.: Prescott, Lawrence, New York, NY. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie.
    Invites van Itallie to a performance by the Boss Theatre Company, as well as a reception; once appeared in van Itallie's production of The Tempest; enclosed is a flyer for the production. TLS. 1 p.
  130. 1985, 26 Aug.: [Mokler], Alan, Princeton, NJ. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Asks van Itallie to a Program in Theatre and Dance meeting at Princeton University; recently adopted a baby girl. TLS. 1 p.
  131. 1985, 29 Aug.: Myers, Fred S., Tokyo, Japan. To Ms. [Ellen] Stewart, New York, NY.
    Would like to perform The Tibetan Book of the Dead in Tokyo--the Tibetan Culture Center is very interested in this project; requests a video of LaMama's production of the play and a cassette of the music. TLS. 2 p.
  132. [1985, Summer]: Landau, Robert. New York City. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie, Charlemont, Mass.
    Informs him Dramatists Play Service agrees to his reduction; thanks him. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.9 cm.
  133. 1985, 1 Sept.: [Gildzen], A[lex], Kent, Ohio. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Describes the photographs he received of van Itallie's friends (including Robbie Anton, Joe [Chaikin], and Linda Hunt). ALS. 2 p.
  134. 1985, 4 Sept.: [Gildzen], A[lex], Kent, Ohio. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Sends material to van Itallie found in his papers at Kent State that is 4 years overdue at a New York City library. TLS. 1 p.
  135. 1985, 4 Sept.: [Posnick], Michael, New York, NY. To Jake [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Thanks van Itallie for resubmitting Paradise Ghetto to the National Foundation for Jewish Culture Community Theatre Project; member theaters responded positively but felt that the cast and production demands were beyond their capabilities; sent the play to the Philadelphia JCC which expressed particular interest. TLS. 1 p.
  136. 1985, 10 Sept.: [Orchard], Robert, Cambridge, Mass. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Informs him of the BBC's suggestion of a 75th birthday program on Jean Genet. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28.1 cm.
  137. 1985, 14 Sept.: [Rutkin], Roberta, San Francisco, CA. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    She has a large apartment in San Francisco and is looking for roommates; may be in New York soon to settle a lawsuit; inquires about van Itallie's life. ALS. 1 p.
  138. 1985, 16 Sept.: van Itallie, Jean-Claude and Joseph Chaikin, New York, NY. To Joe [Papp] and Gail [Merrifield Papp], New York, NY.
    Encloses a script they hope will be produced at the Public Theatre in New York City. TL. 1 p.
  139. 1985, 17 Sept.: Leighton, Maxinne, New York, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Former playwriting student of van Itallie would like to discuss further the ideas brought up in the class. TLS. 1 p.
  140. 1985, 25, Sept.: [Periolat], Janet, Albuquerque, NM. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Will be in Boulder/Denver for one week--will try to contact van Itallie then; letter written on the back of a flyer for Periolat's belly dance classes. ALS. 1 p.
  141. 1985, 5 Oct.: [Meyer], Nancy [Levy], San Francisco, CA. To Johnny [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    van Itallie's cousin discusses trying to make changes in her life; Marilyn [O'Keefe] finished a show at the Oakland Museum and is writing her thesis; wishes van Itallie and Joe [Chaikin] well. ALS. 4 p.
  142. 1985, 8 Oct.: [Morgenstein], Shirley, New York, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Boulder, CO.
    Inspired by reading The Traveler. ALS. 1 p.
  143. [1985], 8 Oct.: [Field], Edward, 1924-, Berlin. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. New York City.
    Discovers West Berlin; enjoys its "confusion of feelings." Autographed Postcard Signed. 1 l. 10.6 cm.
  144. 1985, 11 Oct.: [Janess], Morgan, New York, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Offers criticism of The Traveler--feels the play should focus more on the view of the world from the affected person (the traveler). TLS. 1 p.
  145. 1985, 15 Oct.: [Borkhuis], Charles, New York. NY. To [Jean-Claude van Itallie], New York, NY.
    van Itallie invited to reception for the publication of the first issue of Theatre:EX; letter written on back of flyer for the event. ALS. 1 p.
  146. 1985, 15 Oct.: [Cohen], Alice [Eve], New York, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Thanks van Itallie for his criticism about Oklahoma Samovar; presently composing music for Breaking the Prairie Wolf Code at the American Place Theatre/Women's Project. ALS. 2 p.
  147. 1985, 21 Oct.,.: [Brustein]. Bob, 1927-, Cambridge, Mass. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. New York City.
    Expresses uncertainty if "The Traveler" is a play; it reminds him of "Wings"; asks about "The Balcony." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28.1 cm.
  148. 1985, 22 Oct.: Karmali, Hafiz, Cambridge, Mass. To Jean-Claude van Itallie, Boulder, CO.
    Encloses material that may be helpful in translating Genet's The Balcony; included is a list of the various versions of The Balcony (Typed, 2 p.). TLS. 2 p.
  149. 1985, 22 Oct.: Myers, Frederick Shaw, Tokyo, Japan. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie, New York, NY.
    Discusses possible production of The Tibetan Book of the Dead in Japan; asks if the play has been translated into Japanese, and makes suggestions as to the content and performance of the play; will be in India to interview the Dalai Lama. TLS. 2 p.
  150. 1985, 25 Oct.: [Mokler], Alan, Princeton, NJ. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Director of the Program in Theatre and Dance at Princeton University explains van Itallie's new teaching role; asks if he will be one of several playwrights rotating into the available positions in the department; praises van Itallie's teaching and asks him to understand this change as an experiment. TLS. 2 p.
  151. 1985, 27 Oct.: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude. Boulder. To Bob [Brustein]. Cambridge, Mass.
    Disputes his thinking about "The Traveler"; is grateful for the "honest dialogue"; finds "The Balcony" long. Typed Letter. (Draft) 1 p. 28 cm.
  152. 1985, 28 Oct.: [Beeler], Eric, New York, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Boulder, CO.
    Would like to see van Itallie in Massachusetts at the end of the year; following a macrobiotic diet and enjoying teaching. ALS. 1 p.
  153. 1985, 28 Oct.: [Nordoff], Sabina, New York, NY. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Thanks van Itallie for letter expounding on the inner life of an artist; will be starting a new project soon. ALS. 2 p.
  154. 1985, 4 Nov.: [Armstrong], Richard, Anduze, France. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    About to go on tour with Kaspar; recent plays received mixed reviews; diagnosed with ulcers; will be teaching at the American Center. Autographed letter Signed. 2 p.
  155. 1985, 5 Nov.: [Brustein], Bob, 1927-. Cambridge, Mass. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Feels he accepts comments on his plays more generously than any playwright he knows; expresses relief on his progress on "The Balcony." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28 cm.
  156. 1985, 11 Nov.: [Feld], Merle, Princeton, NJ. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Boulder, CO.
    Details his father's medical condition and the effect it has had on him. ALS. 4 p.
  157. 1985, 11 Nov.: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Boulder, [CO.]. To Morgan Janess, [New York, NY.].
    Understands that Joe [Papp] feels uncomfortable with the personal nature of The Traveler in the context of the Public Theatre; van Itallie and Joe [Chaikin] are delighted that The Traveler will be performed at the Mark Taper Forum; believes that the play is interesting and accessible due to the interaction between the inner world of the traveler and the more familiar world of the friends; working very hard to finish the translation of Genet's The Balcony; believes Question of Love needs radical reshaping. TL. 2 p.
  158. 1985, 13 Nov.: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Boulder, CO. To Bob [Brustein], Rob Orchard, Jonathan Marks, and Hafiz [Karmali], Cambridge, Mass.
    Finished translating Genet's The Balcony; was a gargantuan task to complete the project and remain loyal to the spirit of the play; the play is very long and some editing may have to be done; looks forward to Genet's approval. TL. 2 p. (Three Copies).
  159. 1985, 15 Nov.: Cooperstein, Nancy. New York City. To Jean-Claude and Hugh and Michael [van Itallie].
    Thanks them for gift to the National Theater of the Deaf from the van Itallie Foundation. Autographed Letter Signed. (Copy) 1 p. 28 cm.
  160. [1985, 19 Nov.]: Malina, Judith. 1926-, New York City. To Jean-Claude van Itallie. New York City.
    Invites him to "A Tribute to Julian Beck." Printed Card. 3 l. 15.4 cm.
  161. 1985, 20 Nov.: [Morphos], Evangeline, New York, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Boulder, CO.
    Thanks van Itallie for fascinating workshop at New York University; looks forward to having him back in the spring; the honorarium should be sent soon. TLS. 1 p.
  162. 1985, 25 Nov.: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Boulder, CO. To Donovan [Morley], Denver, CO.
    Encloses a copy of The Traveler to the Artistic Director of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and hopes they will produce it--Nancy Spanier would like to co-direct the play; asks if Morley would like to see the reworked version of Question of Love. TLS. 1 p.
  163. 1985, 27 Nov.: [Berenbeim], Glenn, New York, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Boulder, CO.
    Congratulates van Itallie on The Traveler; has been asked by Disney Studios to write a TV movie. TLS. 1 p.
  164. 1985, 2 Dec.: [Mokler], Alan, Princeton, NJ. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie].
    Thanks van Itallie for understanding about Princeton's Decision to rotate playwriting faculty; has enrolled 14 students in van Itallie's spring semester class; glad that The Traveler is being done at the Mark Taper Forum. TLS. 1 p.
  165. 1985, 9 Dec.: [Gildzen], A[lex], [Kent, Ohio]. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Thanks van Itallie for sending Kent State University more of his papers; reading galleys on book of Gildzen's selected poems. TLS. 1 p.
  166. 1985, 11 Dec.: [Feld], Merle. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Father's condition has hopefully stabilized; applied for the N[ew] J[ersey] Arts Council playwriting grant; cannot help van Itallie's friend Tanya on her project. ALS. 2 p.
  167. 1985, 23 Dec.: [Gilbert], Ronnie, New York, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Discusses the characters in The Traveler-- feels she may be more suited to the role of Susan and believes James is a superfluous character; is interested in performing in the play. ALS. 1 p.
  168. 1985, 24 Dec.: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Boulder, CO. To Sondra Buchanon.
    Encloses a course description (Typed, 1 p.) for The Healing Power of Theatre for The New York University catalog; would prefer to teach in a studio rather than a classroom and offers to teach at his loft; will need copies of Medea, The Balcony, and The Cherry Orchard for the class. TL. 1 p.
  169. 1985, 27 Dec.: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Boulder, CO. To [Hughes van Itallie], Michael [van Itallie], and Rosemary [Quinn].
    Jean-Claude van Itallie outlines his vision for the van Itallie Foundation; believes that in Deciding what organizations to help, the question of "...Does the institution help raise the consciousness of people?" is valid--this may lead to funding smaller organizations because they are more intimately involved with people; the policy of the Foundation should remain flexible. TLS. 3 p.
  170. 1985, 27 Dec.: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Boulder, CO. To David [Hollander], New York, NY.
    Discusses details of the Mark Taper Forum contract to produce The Traveler; wants the contract to include only a one year option for the Mark Taper Forum to produce the play, starting no later than December 31st, 1985; would prefer a rehearsal period in the fall-- needs to have production and rehearsal dates set soon; contract should state that the theatre wants van Itallie present during the entire rehearsal period and that Joe Chaikin be given a credit on program materials; would like certain people who contributed to the development of the play be considered for casting and other artistic participation; also discusses business aspects of contract. TL. 3 p.

Box 4 - Correspondence with abstracts (1986)

Folder -- Contents

  1. 1986, 1 Jan.: [Armstrong], Richard, Dover, England. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Boulder, CO.
    Staying with parents; recounts visit with sister (saw Stonehenge); started new diet and exercise to treat ulcer; will be teaching at the American Center in Paris in January--unsure of schedule after that; recorded a record; sending van Itallie a scrapbook of Queen [Elizabeth's] world tour in 1953 or 1954. ALS. 4 p.
  2. 1986, 18 Jan.: [MacLeod], Wendy, New Haven, CT. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Asks van Itallie to critique her play, The My House Play; criticizes her play, Baby Amore: a company in Hartford is doing The Lost Colony. ALS. 4 p.
  3. 1986, 1 Feb.: [Mohling], Shanti, Boulder, CO. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Will work on The Balcony during the week; hopes things are well in New York. TLS. 1 p.
  4. 1986, 3 Feb.: [Voeller], Bruce. Los Angeles. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Thanks him for supporting the Mariposa Foundation; sends latest research on preventing AIDS; hopes he's "well and writing." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28 cm.
  5. 1986, 6 Feb.: Hodsoll, Frank, Washington, DC To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie, Charlemont, Mass.
    The National Endowment of the Arts awards van Itallie a Playwright Fellowship Grant; part of the money is to be used to defray the costs of a residency at a professional company; enclosed is a memorandum (TL, 2p.) from Eleanor Denegre (Theatre Program Specialist) outlining procedures for the disbursement of the residency funds; also enclosed is a Fellowship Grant Acceptance Agreement (TL, 1 p., signed by van Itallie) and a general information and instructions form (TL, 2 p.). TLS 1 p.
  6. 1986, 9 Feb.: [MacGrath], Leueen, London, England. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Overwhelmed by van Itallie's most recent play--tried to tell van Itallie but the cable was never received. ALS. 2 p.
  7. 1986, 10 Feb.: Kennedy, Ted. Washington, DC To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie. Charlemont, Mass.
    Congratulates him on being awarded a Theater Playwright Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.9 cm.
  8. 1986, 13 Feb.: [Spanier], Nancy, Boulder, CO. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Asks van Itallie for recommendation for a grant; local theatre wants van Itallie for their program next year. ALS. 2 p.
  9. 1986, 16 Feb.: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, [New York, NY]. To Bob [Brustein].
    Gives detailed criticism of the American Repertory Theatre's production of Genet's The Balcony; disliked the production--criticizes the actors, director, and set design; Dramatists Play Service would like to publish van Itallie's translation of The Balcony--needs to work out copyright issues with the American Repertory Theatre. TL. 3 p.
  10. 1986, 25 Feb.; [Brustein], Bob, Cambridge, Mass. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theatre addresses the company's production of The Balcony; believes performances have improved since van Itallie saw the play; agrees that editing would have benefited the production;apologizes for the production not living up to van Itallie's translation. TLS. 1 p.
  11. 1986, 3 Mar.: [Cosman], Lisa, New York, NY. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Pleased that van Itallie saw her recent cabaret performance and was touched by his message. ALS. 2 p.
  12. 1986, 3 Mar.: [Fabian], Hank, Boulder, CO. To Jake [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Quitting school to start a greenhouse business; in the process of rewriting The Turning and would like van Itallie's comments; giving a presentation on Native Americans; will be getting married in a year. ALS. 2 p.
  13. 1986, 7 Mar.: Van Itallie, Jean-Claude, New York, NY. To Gordon [Davidson] and Jack Viertel, Los Angeles, CA.
    Discusses in detail the Mark Taper Forum's production of The Traveler; prime question is whether the main character should be a man or a woman;evaluates several people for the director of the play; still contractual issues over whether van Itallie is to have cast and designer approval; tries to work out scheduling problems. TL. 3 p.
  14. 1986, 13 Mar.: [Mohling], Shanti. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Sends van Itallie a sample proofread copy of The Balcony for his comments and approval of the type of print used. ALS. 2 p.
    1986, 14 Mar.: Lindberg, Astri L. Evanston, IL. To ?.
    Suggests possible audience interest and marketing possibilities for van Itallie's The Tibetan Book of the Dead or How Not To Do It Again. TLS. 1 p. (2 copies).
  15. 1986, 22 Mar.: Van Itallie, Jean-Claude. New York City. To David [Hollander]. New York City.
    Encloses copies of his translation of "The Balcony"; hopes Jean Genet will approve its publication; recalls translating for Genet. Typed Letter. (Copy) 1 p. 28 cm.
  16. [1986, Mar.]: H[ealey], P[eter] W. New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Thought of a part for him; invites him to party. Autographed Card Signed. 1 p. 5 cm.
    Accompanied by printed invitation to a performance of "The Precious Flower."
  17. 1986, 14 April: [Dalglish], Campbell, New Haven, Conn. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie].
    Thanks van Itallie for his letter of recommendation and for his help on Dalglish's plays. TLS. 1 p.
  18. [1986], 3 May: Markle, Chris. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. Would like him to meet the Dear Knows company; hopes he can attend the benefit. Autographed Letter Signed. 1 p. 17.8 cm.
    Accompanied by printed invitation to the benefit.
  19. 1986, 8 May: [Spanier], Nancy, Boulder, CO. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Informs van Itallie of a house for sale on Boulder--thinks it would be perfect for him. TLS. 1 p.
  20. 1986, 12 May: [Talbott], Harold. Marion Mass. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Sends birthday greetings; will be unable to attend his party; remembers staying at Charlemont. Autographed Letter Signed. 2 p. 17.7 cm.
  21. 1986, 15 May: [Oliver], Kay, [Charlemont, Mass]. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Thanks van Itallie for inviting her to his birthday party; would like to plan a neighborhood picnic when van Itallie is back in Charlemont. ALS. 1 p.
  22. 1986, 18 May: [Gilman], Dick, New Haven, Conn. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Cannot attend van Itallie's [birthday] party--will be at a literary conference in Sicily. TLS. 1 p.
  23. 1986, 22 May: Fabian, Hank, Boulder, CO. To Jean-Claude van Itallie, New York, NY.
  24. 1986, 23 May: MacLeod, Wendy, New Haven, CT. To Jean-Claude van Itallie, New York, NY.
  25. [1986, 24 May]: [Malina, Judith], 1926-, New York City. To Jean-Claude van Itallie. New York City.
    Invites him to her 60th birthday celebration. Printed Card. 1 p. 8.9 cm.
  26. 1986, 24 May: [Vidal], Serge, Brussels. To Jean-Claude van Itallie. New York City.
    Sends congratulations. Mailgram. 1 p. 27.9 cm.
  27. [1986, 25 May]: Amitin, Mark. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Congratulates him on his birthday. Autographed Postcard Signed. 1 p. 14.8 cm.
  28. 1986, 25 May: [Armstrong], Richard. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    1986, 25 May: Busa, Steve. Minneapolis. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie. Boulder.
    Heard about his translation of "The Balcony" from friends in Mabou Mines; inquires about performance rights. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28 cm.
  29. [1986, 25 May]: [Coco], Bill. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Sends birthday greetings. Autographed Card Signed. 2 l. 10.7 cm.
  30. 1986, [25] May: [Coliver], Don and Kerri. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
  31. 1986, 25 May: Feingold, Michael. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Offers birthday wishes. Autographed Card Signed. 2 l. 20.2 cm.
  32. 1986, [25] May: [Feld], Merle and Eddie. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
  33. 1986, 25 May: Gabor, Nancy. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
  34. 1986, 25 May: Loggia, Marjorie. East Hampton, New York. To Jean-Claude van Itallie. New York City.
    Is unable to attend celebration. Mailgram. 1 p. 27.9 cm.
  35. 1986, 25 May: [Lynch], Frances. [New York City]. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. [New York City].
    Sends birthday greetings. Autographed Card Signed. 2 l. 15.8 cm.
  36. 1986, 25 May: [Mohling], Shanti and Mark. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
  37. 1986, [25] May: [Oshima], K[azuko]. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Wishes him love on his birthday. Autographed Card Signed. 1 l. 9.7 cm.
    Written on verso of painting "The tale of shining prince."
  38. [1986 25 May]: [Sills], Stephanie. To [Jean-Claude van Itallie].
    Reminds him they began working on "America Hurrah" 20 years ago; thanks him for remaining a friend. Autographed Postcard Signed. 1 p. 10.2 cm.
  39. 1986, 25 May: [Smith], Clint. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Offers best wishes and a free session for his birthday. Autographed Card Signed. 2 l. 21 cm.
  40. [1986, 25 May]: [Zeldis], Lou. New York City. To [Jean-Claude van Itallie]. New York City.
    Invites him to pick a birthday present. Autographed Postcard Signed. 1 p. 12.5 cm.
    Written on announcement of his jewelry show at La Mama'a La Galleria.
  41. [1986, 25 May]: [Hunter], Emily. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Promises him a plane trip as his birthday gift. Autographed Card Signed. 2 cards
  42. [1986, 25 May]: [ ], Joyce. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
  43. [1986, 25 May]: Berliner, Eva. To [Jean-Claude van Itallie].
  44. [1986, 25 May]: Guss, Ava and [ ], Richard. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
  45. 1986, 25 May]: [van Itallie, Jason]. To [Jean-Claude van Itallie]. 2 cards
  46. [1986, 25 May]: Sherman's. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
  47. [1986, 25 May]: Bethea, Bob. To [Jean-Claude van Itallie].
  48. [1986, 25 May]: Charney, Nancy and Harris, Cynthia and Gans, Sharon. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
  49. [1986, 25 May]: Gilbert, Ronnie and Donna. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
  50. [1986, 25 May]: [Chaikin], Shami To Jake [van Itallie].
  51. [1986, 25 May]: [ ], Lydia. To [Jean-Claude van Itallie].
  52. [1986, 25 May]: Bachrach, Ruth and Howard. To [Jean-Claude van Itallie].
  53. [1986, 25 May]: [Ludwig], Karen. To Jake [van Itallie].
  54. [1986, 25 May]: [Stein], Jean. To JC [van Itallie].
  55. [1986, 25 May]: [Morrison], Carol. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
  56. [1986, 25 May]: [Smith], Louise. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
  57. [1986, 25 May]: [Linklater], Kristin. To [Jean-Claude van Itallie].
  58. [1986, 25 May]: [ ], Chuck. To Jean-Claude van Itallie.
  59. [1986, 25 May]: [van Itallie], Michael and Nancy. To [Jean-Claude van Itallie].
  60. [1986, 25 May]: [van Itallie], Jessica. To [Jean-Claude van Itallie].
  61. [1986, 27 May]: [Nordhoff], Sabina. Wilton, New Hampshire. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. New York City.
    Explains work keeps her from attending his birthday party. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p. 39.7 cm.
  62. 1986, 29 May: [ ], Morgan. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
  63. [1986, 29 May]: [Astor], Ruthie, Boulder. To J[ean]-C[laude van Itallie]. New York City.
    Regrets missing his party; awaits immigration to Canada. Autographed Letter Signed. 1 p. 20.3 cm.
  64. 1986, 30 May: Kest, Bob, Boulder, CO. To Jean-Claude van Itallie, New York, NY.
  65. [1986, May]: [Field], Ed, 1924-, New York City. To J[ean]-C[laude van Itallie]. New York City.
    Sorry to have missed his party; invites him to lunch. Autographed Postcard Signed. 1 p. 10.5 cm.
  66. [1986, May]: Wilson, Bob. To [Jean-Claude van Itallie].
    Sends birthday wishes; will be in Europe on the 25th; hopes he'll see "Hamlet-machine." Autographed Postcard Signed. 1 p. 10.5 cm.
  67. [1986, June]: [Hawthorne], Lou. To Jean Claude [van Itallie].
    Thinks of him often. Autographed Note Signed. 1 p. 27.9 cm.
    Written on announcement of a private screening of "Zen Center."
  68. 1986, 1 June: [Oshima], Kazuko. New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. New York City.
    Thanks him for allowing her to share his birthday celebration. Autographed Letter Signed. 2 l. 17.6 cm.
  69. 1986, 1 June: Yahil-Wax, Miriam. Ceasarea, Israel. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. New York City.
    Requests permission to translate "Bag Lady"; inquires about Joe Chaikin. Autographed Letter Signed. 1 p. 20.7 cm.
  70. 1986, 8 June: [Quinn], Rosemary, Buzzard's Bay, Mass. To Jake [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
  71. [1986]: 20 June: [Lassiter], Laurie. Springfield, Mass. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Regrets missing his party; invites him to visit. Autographed Postcard Signed. 1 p. 10.4 cm.
  72. [1986 8 July]: [Lynch], Frances, South Carolina. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. Charlemont, Mass.
    Thanks him for vacation. Autographed Postcard Signed. 1 p. 10.5 cm.
  73. [1986], 12 July: [Gilbert], Ronnie. Perth, Australia. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. New York City.
    Dipped her feet in the Indian Ocean; tour is going "extremely well." Autographed Postcard Signed. 1 p. 10.2 cm.
  74. 1986, 12 July: [Spanier], Nancy. Denver. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. New York City.
    Asks if she should send Gordon Davidson her press kit; hopes to design movement for "The Traveler." Autographed Postcard Signed. 1 p. 10.4 cm.
  75. 1986, 15 July: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude, Torreon, NM. To Jonathan [Fabricant?].
    Expects to return home [from Sufi Camp] on [July] 23rd or 24th. ALS. 2 p.
  76. [1986, July]: [Fabricant], Jonathan. [Charlemont, Mass.] To Jean-Claud[e van Itallie]. [New Mexico].
    Notifies him his cat is pregnant; his mother and Michael Smith will visit. Autographed Letter Signed. 1 p. 23 cm.
  77. [1986, July]: [Harris], Cynthia. Charleston, South Carolina. To J[ean-] C[laude van Itallie]. Charlemont, Mass.
    Filming a television movie; will go to Kenya; enjoyed his birthday party. Autographed Postcard Signed. 1 p. 10.1 cm.
  78. 1986, 17 Aug.: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude, Charlemont, Mass. To Adnan [Sarhan].
    Expresses deep gratitude for Adnan's guidance at Sufi Camp; wrote a journal while at camp--now editing it. TLS. 2 p.
  79. 1986, 4 Sept.: Sacharow, Lawrence, New York, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Boulder, CO.
    Thanks van Itallie for being in residence at the River Arts Repertory during the summer; feels that The Traveler is an important work; hopes they can work together in the future. TLS. 1 p.
  80. 1986, 5 Sept.: [Meadow], Lynne. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. New York City.
    Asks to read "Traveler"; suggests Manhattan Theater Club for a production after its west coast opening. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 26.9 cm.
  81. 1986, 7 Sept.: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Boulder, CO. To *The National Endowment for the Arts.*
    Itemizes living and travel expenses that he is requesting from his fellowship stipend. TL (2 copies). 1 p.
  82. 1986, 8 Sept.: [Hays], David, Chester, Conn. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Artistic Director of The National Theatre of the Deaf read and liked The Tibetan Book of the Dead, but does not think the play is right for his theatre. ALS. 2 p.
  83. 1986, 10 Sept.: [Davidson], Gordon, Los Angeles, CA. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Enjoyed having van Itallie at the Mark Taper Forum for conferences and the reading of The Traveler; felt the reading generated fresh excitement and insight about the play; proud that The Traveler is part of the 20th anniversary season of the theatre. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p.
  84. 1986, 10 Sept.: [Mace], Francette, Santa Monica, CA. To [Jean[-]Claude van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
  85. 1986, 19 Sept.: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Charlemont, Mass. To The National Endowment for the Arts.
    Lists the work done on The Traveler while on the National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. TLS. 1 p.
  86. [1986], 20 Sept.: Kazanjian, John. Seattle. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie. Charlemont, Mass.
    Decided to direct "The Balcony" for New City Theater in an environmental staging; explains his production. Autographed Letter Signed. 4 l. 28.1 cm.
  87. 1986, 12 Oct.: [Virch], Claus, Paris, [France]. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Fascinated by van Itallie's account of Sufi Camp; cannot visit Belgium with family; will be in New York City and Bermuda this fall. TLS. 2 p.
  88. [1986], 27 Oct.: [MacGrath], Leueen, 1914-. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Thanks him for dinner. Autographed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28 cm.
  89. 1986, 30 Oct.: [Grassi], Genii. New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. New York City.
    Thanks him for his help in researching Robert Anton; regrets having to edit his comments; relays George Quasha's praise of Tibetan Book of the Dead; remembers interviewing him in Charlemont. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.9 cm.
    Accompanied by prospectus for Theater: Ex, vol. 1, no. 3.
  90. 1986, 30 Oct.: ?, New York, NY. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], Boulder, CO.
    Looking forward to reading The Balcony; suggests that a copy of the play be sent to CSC. TLS. 1 p.
  91. 1986, Oct.: [Levy], Lisette [aunt]. To Johnny [van Itallie]. [FRENCH]. ALS. 2 p.
  92. 1986, 1 Nov.: [Armstrong], Richard, Paris, [France]. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie].
    Found an apartment in Paris; work is going well; plans on seeing van Itallie around the new year. ALS 2 p.
  93. 1986, 11 Nov.: [van Itallie], Michael [brother], New York, NY. To Johnny [van Itallie], Boulder, CO.
    Saw a new apartment complex recently--real estate agent knew Jean-Claude van Itallie. ALS. 1 p.
  94. [1986, Nov., ca.]: [Fabricant], Jonathan. To Jean-Claud[e van Itallie], [Boulder].
    Gives costs of shipping his painting. Autographed Letter Signed. 1 p. 30.6 cm.
    Holograph note by van Itallie on verso.
  95. 1986, 11 Dec.: Coco, Bill, New York, NY. To Gordon Davidson, Los Angeles, CA.
    Writes to the Artistic Director of the Mark Taper Forum to inquire about taking part in the production of The Traveler--possibly as dramaturg; describes his possible role and lists recent credits; writing at the suggestion of [van Itallie]. TLS. 1 p.
  96. 1986, 14 Dec.: [Goldenhar], Didi. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Enjoyed reading The Traveler and gives very specific comments on the text (about scenes and even lines). TLS. 1 p.
  97. 1986, 14 Dec.: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Boulder, CO. To Edmund White.
    Discusses [Jean] Genet's work-- feels he wrote a few plays that are among the best in the Western theatre; describes a day spent with Genet in New York City; greatly affected by Genet's death. TL. 2 p.
  98. 1986, 15 Dec.: [Fabricant], Jonathan, New York, NY. To Jean[-]Claud[e] [van Itallie], Boulder, CO.
    Has been accepted to the M.F.A. program at Brooklyn College; working now at a restaurant job. ALS. 2 p.
  99. 1986, 15 Dec.: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Boulder, CO. To Lansing Hayes, Palo Alto, CA.
    Started to work on a playwriting textbook; checking to see if Hayes still wants to publish it. TL. 1 p.
  100. 1986, 15 Dec.: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Boulder, CO. To Edward [Field].
    Discusses upcoming plans; going to Los Angeles for casting of The Traveler; will be in New York City and Charlemont for holidays; planning trips to Tibet, Boulder, and New Mexico. TL. 1 p.
  101. [1986, 21 Dec.]: [Field], Edward, 1924-, New York City. To J[ean]. C[laude] [van Itallie]. New York City.
    Wants to talk with him about his letter on Alfred Chester. Autographed Postcard Signed. 1 l. 10.5 cm.
  102. 1986, 22 Dec.: [Jouveau-Lasnier], Gilberte, [mother's cousin], St. Mesmin, France. To Johnny [van Itallie], Boulder, CO.
    Discusses an organization, Le Corps à vivre, that Frank belongs to which is sponsored by one of Frank's relatives. [FRENCH]. ALS. 2 p.
  103. 1986, 29 Dec.: White, Edmund, Paris, France. To Jean-Claude van Itallie, Boulder, CO.
    Finishing a novel (sequel to My Boy's Own Story), then will work on book about Genet; would like to talk to van Itallie about his encounter with Genet as well as critical appraisal of his work; White mentions his attendance at Open Theatre rehearsals in the early sixties. TLS. 1 p.
  104. 1986, Dec.: [van Itallie], Jason. To Johnny [van Itallie].
    van Itallie's young nephew wishes him a Merry Christmas (with drawings). ALS. 1 p.

Box 5 - Correspondence with abstracts (January-June 1987)

Folder -- Contents

  1. 1987, 7 Jan.: [Van der Ghinst], Leontine, Brussels, Belgium. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], Boulder, CO.
    New Year's greetings. [FRENCH]. ALS. 1 p.
  2. 1987, 13 Jan.: [Van der Ghinst], Leonine, Brussels, Belgium. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], Boulder, CO.
    Discusses the weather and family members. [FRENCH]. ALS. 1 p.
  3. 1987, 20 Jan.: [Powers], Dennis, San Francisco. To Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Reminds him of his promise to write a program note for American Conservatory Theatre's production of "The Seagull." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 21.6 cm.
  4. 1987, 21 Jan.: [van Itallie], Michael [brother], New York, NY. To Johnny [van Itallie].
    Relates mix-up in gift-giving at Christmas. ALS. 2 p.
  5. 1987, 26 Jan.: [Schlosser], Bob. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Asks if he'll spend a day at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Autographed Letter Signed. 1 p. 21.5 cm.
  6. 1987, 29 Jan.: [Bader], Klazien, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY. Invites van Itallie to Piero Heliczer's 50th birthday party in Normandy, France-- trying to locate all of Heliczer's friends, ex-wives and children, asks van Itallie if he knows the address of one of Heliczer's children. ALS. 1 p.
  7. 1987, 2 Feb.: Powers, Dennis, San Francisco, CA. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Thanks van Itallie for a program note for the American Conservatory Theatre's production of The Seagull. ALS. 2 p.
  8. 1987, 3 Feb.: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, [Santa Mon]ica, CA. To Bob [Doyle, Jr.], Northampton, MA.
    Has written a new will; discusses ideas for the future of the house and land in Rowe--would like to set it up as a nonprofit foundation. TL. 2 p.
  9. 1987, 9 Feb.: [Van der Ghinst], Leontine, Brussels, Belgium. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie].
    [FRENCH]. ALS. 2 p.
  10. 1987, 11 Feb.: [van Itallie, Michael], New York, NY. To Johnny [van Itallie].
    Sorry to hear that Jean-Claude had a case of the shingles; may come to see The Traveler; Nancy [Michael's wife] is depressed about her job search; Michael's career is going well at the moment; discusses his children. ALS. 2 p.
  11. 1987, 11 Feb.: [Parsons], Tendzin, Brattleboro, VT. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Was not aware that Trunga, Rinpoche had suffered a stroke. ALS. 1 p.
  12. 1987, 12 Feb.: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Santa Monica, [CA]. To Paul [Oertel].
    Responds to Oertel's resistance to a voice workshop conducted by Richard Armstrong--acknowledges his criticism and defends Armstrong's overall work. TL. 3 p.
  13. 1987, 12 Feb.: Leighton, Maxine, New York, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Los Angeles, CA.
    Extends heartfelt wishes for the success of [The Traveler] at the Mark Taper Forum. ALS. 1 p.
  14. 1987, 13 Feb.]: [Vezzuso], Jerry. Brooklyn, New York. To J[ean]. C[laude van Itallie]. New York City.
    Hopes he's well. Autographed Note Signed. 1 l. 10.1 cm.
    Written on printed announcement of his exhibition at La Mama gallery.
  15. 1987, 19 Feb.: [Armstrong], Richard, Paris, [France]. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], Santa Monica, CA.
    Shares reminiscences about recent trip to Los Angeles and New York; discusses new relationship. ALS. 2 p.
  16. 1987, 19 Feb.: [Vidal], Serge [cousin], Brussels, Belgium. To [Jean-Claude van Itallie].
    [FRENCH]. ALS. 2 p.
  17. 1987, 20 Feb.: Gorenstein, Margaret, New York, NY. To Mr. [Len] Davis, New York, NY.
    Asks for permission to reprint a scene from van Itallie's translation of The Seagull in the book, Sanford Meisner On Acting. TLS. 1 p.
  18. [1987, 27 Feb.]: [Henderson], Diane. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie] and Bill Coco.
    An aphasic friend of Joe [Chaikin's] asks to see them. Autographed Note Signed. 1 p.
  19. 1987 28 Feb.: [Chaikin, Miriam], New York, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Los Angeles, CA.
    Wishes van Itallie good luck with The Traveler; going to Boston for three days, then will finish her book on the holocaust; enclosed is a photocopy of her article on the Hebrew language (1 p.). TLS. 1 p.
  20. 1987, 4 Mar.: Armstrong, Richard, and Rosemary [Quinn], Reno, NV. To Jean-Claude van Itallie, Los Angeles, CA.
    Send van Itallie their love [on the opening of The Traveler]. Mailgram. 1 p.
  21. 1987, 4 Mar.: Hoffman, Bill, New York, NY. To Jean[-]Claude van Itallie, Los Angeles, CA.
    Sends van Itallie his love [on the opening of The Traveler]. Mailgram. 1 p.
  22. 1987, 4 Mar.: [Moberly], Phyllis, Los Angeles, CA. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Norman Torello (vice president of the Stroke Foundation) will present van Itallie and Gordon Davidson with citations honoring their contribution to the understanding of stroke victims at a party following the opening night performance of The Traveler. TL. 1 p.
  23. 1987, 4 Mar.: Rutkin, Roberta "Birdy", San Francisco, CA. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], Los Angeles, CA.
    Has a psychic premonition that The Traveler will be a big hit. Mailgram. 1 p.
  24. 1987, 5 Mar.: [Hunt, Bill]. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Feels lucky to be a part of "The Traveler"; thanks him. Autographed Letter Signed. 1 p. 21.3 cm.
  25. 1987, 6 Mar.: Nealy, Alva S., Los Angeles. To Mr. [Gordon] Davidson. Los Angeles.
    Praises production of of "The Traveler"; feels it helps people understand aphasia. Typed Letter Signed. (Copy) 1 p. 28 cm.
  26. 1987, 8 Mar.: ?, Loraine. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Thanks van Itallie for being so kind to her while she was in Los Angeles; was moved and enlightened by The Traveler. ALS. 1 p.
  27. 1987, 13 Mar.: [Moberly], Phyllis, Los Angeles, CA. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Reminds van Itallie of scheduled interview with Sarah Spitz of KCRW; gives directions to the studio. TLS. 1 p.
  28. 1987, 18 Mar.: Vulte, Pam. Los Angeles. To Jean-Claude van Itallie. Los Angeles.
    Praises "The Traveler"; relates a near-death experience. Autographed Letter Signed. 2 p. 27.8 cm.
  29. 1987, 23 Mar.: [Stein], Jean. New York City. To Jean Claude [van Itallie]. New York City.
    Thanks him for sending article; hopes to see "The Traveler"; sorry she didn't see him in Los Angeles. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 21.5 cm.
  30. [1987], 25 Mar.: [Chaikin], Molly. New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Offers suggestions for revision of "The Traveler." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28 cm.
  31. 1987, 25 Mar.: [Davidson], Gordon. Los Angeles. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Boulder.
    Hopes The Traveler will continue; is unable to produce The Balcony. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 26.6 cm.
  32. 1987, 27 Mar.: Bly, Mark. Minneapolis. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie, Charlemont, Mass.
    Notifies him that Garland Wright has received The Balcony but won't be able to consider it until rehearsals are over. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.9 cm.
  33. [1987, 27 Mar.]: Van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Charlemont, MA. To Pat Cooper, New York, NY.
    Gives a glowing recommendation for Evangeline Morphos (Chairperson of the Department of Undergraduate Drama at NYU) to be granted tenure. TLS. 2 p.
  34. [1987, 28 Mar.]: [Field], Edward, 1924-, New York City. To J[ean] C[laude van Itallie]. New York City.
    Hopes he's well. Autographed Postcard Signed. 1 l. 10.6 cm.
    Note penned on announcement of publication of Field's New and Selected Poems.
  35. [1987, Mar.]: [Atlee], Howard. To J[ean]-C[laude van Itallie].
    Encloses interview, corrects van Itallie's memory that Atlee invited Walter Kerr to review "America Hurrah." Typed Card Signed. 1 p. 10.8 cm.
    Accompanied by clipping from Drama-Logue, March 5-11, 1987.
  36. [1987, Mar.]: [Edwards], Paddi. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Thanks him for "The Traveler." Autographed Card Signed. 2 . 16.4 cm.
  37. 1987, 3 April: [Hotchkis], Joan. Santa Monica, Cal. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. New York City.
    Encloses letter to Gordon Davidson; comments on "The Traveler." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.9 cm.
    Accompanied by copy of Typed Letter Signed. To Davidson, same date.
  38. 1987, 5 April: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Boulder, CO. To Mark Laymos, Hartford, CT.
    Discusses in detail changes considered for an East Coast production of The Traveler; would like a simpler physical production; considering Liz Swados to create the musical score; contemplating major changes to characters who are not the traveler. TL. 3 p.
  39. 1987, 8 April: [Vidal], Serge, Brussels, Belgium. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    [FRENCH]. ALS. 4 p.
  40. 1987, 12 April: [Giannone], Richard. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Expresses sympathy over Trungpa, Rinpoche's death. ALS. 1 p.
  41. 1987, 18 April: Lemonick, Aaron, Princeton, NJ. To Jean[-]Claude van Itallie.
    Informs van Itallie he has been reappointed Lecturer in the Program of Theatre and Dance at Princeton University from July 1, 1987 to June 30, 1988. TLS. 1 p.
  42. 1987, 20 April: [Armstrong], Richard, Anduze, France. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    He was inspired by The Traveler and would possibly like to direct the play in Europe; lists his travel plans for the next few months. ALS. 6 p.
  43. 1987, 21 April: Gabrielle, Palos Verdes, California. To Mark Taper Forum.
    Congratulates them on production of "The Traveler." Typed Letter Signed. (Copy) 1 p. 27.9 cm.
  44. 1987, 27 April: Greene, Alexis. New York City. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie. New York City.
    Thanks him for the interview. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.9 cm.
  45. 1987, 27 April: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude, New York, [NY]. To David [Gimbel].
    Gimbel is in Cairo and van Itallie relates his experiences as a young man in Paris; expresses his feelings about rebelling and of making a commitment to something that comes from the soul. ALS. 11 p.
  46. 1987, April]: Heliczer, Piero. Amsterdam. To Jean-Claude van Itallie. New York City.
    Invites him to his wedding. Printed Document. 1 p. 29.7 cm.
  47. [1987, April]: Helfer, Richard. New York City. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie.
    Invites him to speak at ceremonies at which Joseph Chaikin will receive the Edwin Booth Award. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28 cm.
  48. 1987, 6 May: Gross, Tillie, New York, NY. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie, New York, NY.
    Thanks van Itallie for making time to discuss Off[-]Off Broadway and for Shami Chaikin's phone number. Autographed Note Signed. 1 p.
  49. 1987, 8 May: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude, Charlemont, MA. To Ten[d]zin [Parsons], Brattleboro, VT.
    Asks Parsons to make copies of the latest draft of The Traveler and lists to whom the copies should be sent. TLS. 2 p.
  50. 1987, 9 May: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Charlemont, MA. To Nancy [Spanier].
    Has finished a draft of The Traveler; writing A Day in the Life [Struck Dumb] with Joe [Chaikin]; discusses in detail the philosophical foundation of their upcoming fall project, as well as specific structural details. TL. 5 p.
  51. 1987, 10 May: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Charlemont, MA. To Glenn [Berenbeim].
    Encloses letter of May 9, 1987 to Nancy Spanier; hopes Berenbeim will visit in the fall; debating whether to change the genders of the main characters in The Traveler; discusses his search for a romantic relationship. TL. 2 p.
  52. 1987, 14 May: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Charlemont, MA. To Françoise [Kourilsky].
    Tries to clear the air about a recent strain in their friendship--van Itallie was angry over Kourilsky's cancellation of a reading he was to do; van Itallie also explains his behavior at Kourilsky's recent play. TL. 2 p.
  53. 1987, 18 May: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude, Charlemont, MA. To Nancy [Levy Meyer][cousin], Seattle, WA.
    Regrets that Levy Meyer saw a poor performance of The Traveler; informs her of Trungpa, Rinpoche's death; currently working with Joe [Chaikin]; would like her to read the new draft of The Traveler. TLS. 2 p.
  54. 1987, 18 May: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude, Charlemont, MA. To Glenn [Berenbeim], Beverly Hills, CA.
    Asks Berenbeim to comment on the new draft of The Traveler. TLS. 1 p.
  55. 1987, 18 May: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude, Charlemont, MA. To Bill [Coco], New York, NY.
    Asks for Coco's opinion on the newest draft of The Traveler; has changed the character of the traveler's friend to a man--worried about Joe [Chaikin's] reaction; The Mark Taper Forum is nominating the play for TCG Plays in Progress. TLS. 1 p.
  56. 1987, 18 May: [van Itallie], J[ean]-C[laude], Charlemont, MA. To Nancy [Cooperstein Charney], Toluca Lake, CA.
    Encloses new draft of The Traveler--wants reassurance that the "sex change" of the character is a good idea; considering making the character of Jed a woman; would like Alan Hergit to have a copy of the play; The Traveler will probably be published in June in Plays in Progress. TLS. 1 p.
  57. 1987, 18 May: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude, Charlemont, MA. To Nancy [Spanier] and Paul [Oertel], Boulder, CO.
    Encloses a copy of The Traveler and would like their reaction; the character of Eva has become Aaron. TLS. 1 p.
  58. 1987, 18 May: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude, Charlemont, MA. To Jessica [Teich], [Los Angeles, CA.].
    Sends copies of new draft of The Traveler to Teich (Literary Manager of the Mark Taper Forum) and Gordon [Davidson] and solicits their comments; thanks her for the encouragement over the changes in the play; asks if changes need to be made in the play before submission to TCG. TLS. 1 p.
  59. 1987, 18 May: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude, Charlemont, MA. To Marianne [de Pury] Thompson, Sante Fe, NM.
    Encloses copy of new draft of The Traveler and would like her reaction; the character of Eva has become a man. [FRENCH]. TLS. 1 p.
  60. 1987, 19 May: [van Itallie], Johnny, Charlemont, MA. To [Joseph Chaikin], New York, NY.
    Sends Chaikin a copy of the new draft of The Traveler and seeks his opinion; does not feel that changing the gender of the Traveler's friend makes this a "gay play"; wants to know when Chaikin can come to Charlemont to look at A Day in the Life [Struck Dumb]. TLS. 2 p.
  61. 1987, 22 May: [Spanier], Nancy, [Boulder, CO.]. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie].
    Intends to be in Charlemont on September 15th, but work commitments may change the date; has been offered two bookings in September in Colorado; asks for van Itallie's thoughts on how and where they may perform the the piece they created. TLS (includes handwritten section). 3 p.
  62. 1987, 22 May: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Charlemont, [MA.]. To Serge [Vidal].
    Contemplates the direction of his life at age 51; will be working with Paul and Nancy Spanier in September; plans to see performance of Paradise Ghetto in Los Angeles in October; intends to teach at Princeton next spring; feels relieved he changed "Eva" to "Aaron" in The Traveler--worries now about the play's producibility; discusses recent work and travels with Joe [Chaikin]. TL. 4 p.
  63. 1987, 24 May: [Ahlquist], Allegra. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie].
    Discusses in detail working with van Itallie and Nancy Spanier on upcoming project--gives her vision for the work, as well as listing her attributes and faults related to the project. TLS. 3 p.
  64. 1987, 25 May: Perloff, Carey, New York, NY. To Jean-Claude van Itallie, Charlemont, MA.
    Artistic Director of the Classic Stage Company (CSC) is not sure they can produce van Itallie's translation of The Balcony in the near future. TLS. 1 p.
  65. 1987, 29 May: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Charlemont, MA. To Nancy [Spanier].
    Detailed discussion of planned collaboration; van Itallie explains aspects of alchemy; considers the functions of each person in the project; mentions possible people to handle the music. TL. 7 p.
  66. 1987, 29 May: [Vidal], Serge, Brussels, Belgium. To Johnny [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Gives reflections of his life; asks about The Traveler. [FRENCH]. ALS. 2 p.
  67. 1987, 30 May: [Giannone], Richard, New York, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Comments on the death of Charles Ludlam; would like to set a time to visit Charlemont. TLS. 1 p.
  68. 1987, 30 May: [Van der Ghinst], Leontine, [Brussels, Belgium]. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Sends birthday greetings; discusses her daily activities. [FRENCH]. ALS. 2 p.
  69. 1987, 30 May: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude, Charlemont, MA. To Allegra [Ahlquist].
    Discusses in detail upcoming collaboration; gives thoughts on aging and expressing anger; delineates his assets and insecurities related to this project; debates whether the project should be only on video; describes Sufi Dancing camp. TLS. 6 p.
  70. 1987, 1 June: [Meadow], Lynne, New York, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Thanks van Itallie for sending her the new draft of The Traveler. TLS. 1 p.
  71. 1987, 4 June: [Davidson, Gordon], [Los Angeles, CA.]. To Nancy [Spanier], Boulder, CO.
    Thanks Spanier for her contributions to the [Mark Taper] production of The Traveler; will be going to Japan for a production of Terra Nova. TL. 1 p.
  72. 1987, 6 June: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Charlemont, MA. To Glenn [Berenbeim], New York, NY.
    Encloses latest draft of The Traveler (has changed the character of Aaron back to being a female)--feels that in the contemporary AIDS climate, two gay men in a hospital in New York will arouse feelings unrelated to the play; discusses other theaters that may produce the play; will be in Los Angeles to see Paradise Ghetto and to work on A Day in the Life [Struck Dumb]. TL. 2 p.
  73. 1987, 8 June: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Charlemont, MA. To David [Gothard], London, England.
    Encloses the newest version of The Traveler in which the character of Aaron is now a woman; would like to meet in New York with Peter Lichtenfield of the Leicester Haymarket Theater about producing The Traveler.TL. 2 p.
  74. 1987, 8 June: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Charlemont, MA. To Evangeline [Morphos], New York, NY.
    Sends the latest draft of The Traveler and asks for comments; looking forward to teaching at NYU in the spring. TL. 2 p.
  75. 1987, 8 June: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Charlemont, MA. To Jessica [Teich], [Los Angeles, CA.].
    Encloses latest version of The Traveler (with the character of Aaron now a woman)--this version should be sent to TCG; sending this draft to the Leicester Haymarket Theater in London. TL. 1 p.
  76. 1987, 9 June: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Charlemont, MA. To Arvin [Brown] and John T[i]llinger, New Haven, Conn.
    Sends copies of The Traveler and The Balcony to the Long Wharf Theater; was not happy with the ART production of The Balcony in Cambridge, Mass., feels the play deserves another production. TL. 1p.
  77. 1987, 9 June: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Charlemont, MA. To Bill [Coco], New York, NY.
    Encloses the latest draft of The Traveler; has sent the play to the Leicester Haymarket Theater in London and the Manhattan Theater Club; now working on A Day in the Life [Struck Dumb]. TL. 2 p.
  78. 1987, 9 June: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Charlemont, MA. To Gretchen [Corbett], Los Angeles, CA.
    Sends the newest version of The Traveler; sent the play to Hartford and London; will be in Los Angeles for Paradise Ghetto and A Day in the Life [Struck Dumb]; Corbett is welcome to visit Charlemont. TL. 2 p.
  79. 1987, 9 June: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Charlemont, MA. To Mark Lamos, Hartford, Conn.
    Sends the Artistic Director of the Hartford Stage the latest draft of The Traveler (the character of Aaron is now a woman); remains open to discussing this change in the play. TL. 1 p.
  80. 1987, 9 June: van Itallie, [Jean-Claude], Charlemont, MA. To Lynne [Meadow], Jonathan ?, and Tom St. George, New York, NY.
    Encloses latest version of The Traveler. TL. 1 p.
  81. 1987, 9 June: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Charlemont, MA. To Nancy [Levy Meyer], Seattle, WA.
    Sends the newest draft of The Traveler and asks for her reaction to the changes. TL. 1 p.
  82. 1987, 9 June: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Charlemont, MA. To Ellie [Renfield Schwartz], New York, NY.
    Asks for comments on the enclosed draft of The Traveler. TL. 1 p.
  83. 1987, 9 June: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Charlemont, MA. To Nancy [Spanier] and Paul [Oertel], Boulder, CO.
    Encloses newest version of The Traveler in which the character of Aaron is now a woman; has completed a first draft of A Day in the Life. TL. 1 p.
  84. 1987, 9 June: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Charlemont, MA. To Liz [Swados], New York, [NY.].
    Sends the latest draft of The Traveler--hopes she will be able to work on the play; there is interest in the play in London and Hartford. TL. 1 p.
  85. 1987, 9 June: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Charlemont, MA. To Marianne [Thompson], Santa Fe, NM.
    Asks for comments on the latest changes made to The Traveler. TL. 1 p.
  86. 1987, 12 June: [Parsons], Tendzin, Brattleboro, [VT.]. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Invites van Itallie to participate in a Buddhist ceremony. ALS. 1 p.
  87. 1987, 15 June: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Charlemont, MA. To Claus [Virch].
    Learned that Leon Lambert died; laments the fact that so many are dying of AIDS; may be in Brussels in the fall. TL. 1 p.
  88. 1987, 16 June: [Ahlquist], Allegra, Boulder, CO. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Talks about wanting a companion; currently producing and directing her own multimedia event; would like to attend Sufi dance camp in the summer. ALS. 5 p.
  89. 1987, 16 June: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude, Charlemont, MA To Tendzin [Parsons].
    Asks Parsons to make and send copies of Medea, A Day in the Life, [The] Traveler, and [The] Balcony to various people; would like to visit Parsons. TLS. 1 p.
  90. 1987, 17 June: Muirhead, Janice, New Haven, CT. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie, Charlemont, MA.
    The Assistant to the Directors of the Long Wharf Theatre acknowledges the receipt of The Traveler and The Balcony. TLS. 1p.
  91. 1987, 17 June: [van Itallie], Johnny, Charlemont, MA. To [Joe Chaikin], New York, NY.
    Encloses two copies of the revised draft of A Day in the Life. TLS. 1 p.
  92. 1987, 17 June: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Charlemont, MA. To Jordan [Charney], Toluca Lake, CA.
    Sends a copy of all Paradise Ghetto contracts with Alvin Cooperman;details what the documents contain and van Itallie's opinion as to their meaning; grateful that an attorney for Charney's theater will examine these documents. TL. 2 p.
  93. 1987, 17 June: [van Itallie], J[ean][-]C[laude], Charlemont, MA. To Bill [Coco], New York, NY.
    Encloses material they were working on; includes handwritten note asking if Coco has a copy of [The] Balcony. TLS. 1 p.
  94. 1987, 17 June: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Charlemont, MA. To Robert Falls, Chicago,IL.
    Sends the Artistic Director of the Goodman Theater copies of The Traveler and The Balcony for possible production. TL. 1 p.
  95. 1987, 17 June: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Charlemont, MA. To Ed Hastings and John [Sullivan], San Francisco, CA.
    Sends the latest draft of The Traveler to the American Conservatory Theatre (ACT) for possible production; also waiting to hear the theatre's Decision about producing The Balcony; was happy that ACT produced The Seagull and the Pride section of Faustus. TLS. 1 p.
  96. 1987, 17 June: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude, Charlemont, MA. To Evangeline [Morphos], New York, NY.
    Encloses a copy of The Balcony; asks whether it would be feasible for him to direct The Balcony when he teaches at NYU next spring; informs Morphos that Joe [Chaikin] would like to teach in April. TLS. 1 p.
  97. 1987, 17 June: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude, Charlemont, MA. To Tendzin [Parsons], Brattleboro, VT.
    Asks Parsons to make copies of the original production contract of Paradise Ghetto and send one to the theatre in Los Angeles that is about to produce the play--the original producer of the play claims to still have ownership rights. TLS. (One Copy, Unsigned). 1 p.
  98. 1987, 17 June: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Charlemont, MA. To Carey Perloff, New York, NY.
    Sends the Artistic Director of the Classic Stage Company a new version of Medea--would like to direct the play; looks forward to hearing the Decision about The Balcony. TL. 1 p.
  99. 1987, 17 June: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude, Charlemont, MA. To Madeleine [Puzo], Los Angeles, CA.
    Encloses new draft of A Day in the Life, which reflected the thoughts of van Itallie, Joe Chaikin, and Bill Coco. TLS. 1 p.
  100. 1987, 17 June: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Charlemont, MA. To Burke Walker and Kurt Beattie, Seattle, WA.
    Sends a copy of The Traveler to the Empty Space Theatre for possible production; notes that Gretchen Corbett (the leading lady in the Mark Taper production of the play) is moving to Seattle. TLS. 1 p.
  101. 1987, 17 June: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude, Charlemont, MA. To Robert [Woodruff], New York, NY.
    Van Itallie, Joe [Chaikin], and Bill Coco have made changes to A Day in the Life--hopes it reflects some of Woodruff's thinking. TLS. 1 p.
  102. 1987, 17 June: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Charlemont, MA. To Garland Wright and Mark Bly, Minneapolis, MN.
    Sends latest draft of The Traveler for possible production; also awaiting a Decision by the theatre about The Balcony. TLS. 1 p.
  103. [1987, 17 June]: [Swados], Liz. New York City. To Jean Claude [van Itallie]. Charlemont, Mass.
    Would like to compose the score for "The Traveler"; intrigued by "lost sound and new language." Autographed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.9 cm.
  104. [1987, 17 June]: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude. Charlemont, Mass. To Eric [Salter]. Boulder.
    Hung the brocade in his meditation room. Autographed Postcard Signed. 1 l. 10.2 cm.
  105. 1987, 19 June: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude, Charlemont, MA. To Donovan [Morley], Denver, CO.
    Sends copies of The Balcony and The Traveler to the Denver Center Theater Company for possible production. TLS. 1 p.
  106. 1987, 22 June: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Charlemont, MA. To Steve Crespo.
    Planning to attend Sufi camp in the summer--asks about possible alternate living arrangements (a camper or large tent). TL. 2 p.
  107. 1987, 22 June: van Itallie, [Jean-Claude], Charlemont, MA. To Lynn ?, and Alden ?.
    Describes LaMama production of The Tibetan Book of the Dead; would like to have published a "coffee-table book" with the text of the play and photographs of the production and Tibetan art along with comments by Tibetan llamas; asks for advice on where to find a publisher. TL. 2 p.
  108. 1987, 23 June: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Charlemont, MA. To Gordon [Davidson], Los Angeles, CA.
    Discusses the status of The Traveler; the play may be produced in England; lists other theaters he has sent the play to; talks about the suggestions concerning The Traveler from friends and family; asks for Davidson's comments on the new version. TL. 3 p.
  109. 1987, 25 June: [Berenbeim], Glenn, Beverly Hills, CA. To Nancy [Spanier], [Boulder, CO.].
    Currently writing a television script and has finished the first draft of a screenplay titled Full Moon; thanks Spanier for making his experience working on The Traveler satisfying; does not know if he can afford to spend September in Charlemont. TLS. 2 p.
  110. 1987, 25 June: [Vidal], Serge, [cousin] Brussels, Belgium. To Johnny [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    [FRENCH]. ALS. 5 p.
  111. 1987, 26 June: [Berenbeim], Glenn, Beverly Hills, CA. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Berenbeim discusses family problems and health concerns; does not know if he can come to Charlemont in September. TLS. 1 p.
  112. 1987, 27 June: [Van der Ghinst], Leontine, [Brussels, Belgium]. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Sends newspaper obituary of Baron Léon Lambert. [FRENCH]. ALS. 2 p.
  113. 1987, 30 June: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Charlemont, MA. To Gordon [Davidson], [Los Angeles, CA.].
    Asks for Davidson's thoughts on a possible production of The Traveler in England; discusses the director and budget; wants to know if the two main characters should be men; the play may be produced in London after Leicester. TL. 2 p.
  114. 1987, 30 June: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Charlemont, MA. To David [Hollander].
    Discusses the Leicester Haymarket Theatre production of The Traveler; wants the main characters to be a man and a woman; would like to meet with the director before casting starts; reiterates the importance of a composer; lists potential problems with producing the play at Leicester. TL. 2 p.

Box 6 - Correspondence with abstracts (July 1987-June 1988)

Folder -- Contents

  1. 1987, 1 July: [Panovski], Naum, Ann Arbor, MI. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie, Charlemont, MA.
    Sends van Itallie a review he had written in Yugoslavia of A Fable. ALS. 1 p.
  2. 1987, 1 July: [Epstein], Alvin, 1925-, New York City. To Jean Claude [van Itallie]. New York City.
    Seeks his assistance in beginning a scholarship fund in memory of Martha Schlamme; hopes to see him. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28 cm.
  3. 1987, 2 July: Bly, Mark, Minneapolis, MN. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie, Charlemont, MA.
    Dramaturg/Literary Manager for the Guthrie Theater has read The Balcony and will read The Traveler. TLS.
  4. 1987, 2 July: [van Itallie], Michael, Alford, MA. To Johnny [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Thank-you note for the family's visit to Charlemont. ALS. 1 p.
  5. 1987, 2 July: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Charlemont, MA. To Glenn [Berenbeim].
    Discusses health concerns; debates the gender of the two lead characters in the Leicester production of The Traveler; due to scheduling problems, probably won't be able to work on the video piece in September; will be in Los Angeles to work on A Day in the Life [Struck Dumb]; relates his own mother's experience with plastic surgery with Berenbeim's. TL. 6 p.
  6. 1987, 3 July: [Berenbeim], Glenn, Beverly Hills, CA. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Offers his thoughts on the latest version of The Traveler--difficult for him to assess how changing the sex of "Aaron" changes the fabric of the play; believes the play is as good as ever. TLS. 1 p.
  7. 1987, 3 July: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Charlemont, M. To Adnan [Sarhan].
    Discusses his plans to travel to Sufi Camp; invites Sarhan to visit Charlemont. TL. 1 p.
  8. 1987, 7 July: Munson, Daniel, Los Angeles, CA. To Jean[-]Claude van Itallie.
    Producer of Paradise Ghetto sends van Itallie a copy of the script from Actor's Alley. TLS. 1 p.
  9. 1987, 7 July: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Charlemont, MA. To Serge [Vidal].
    Leaving for Sufi Camp on [July] 26; discusses progress with clear light therapy; may be in England for rehearsals of The Traveler in September;details schedule through the spring; reflects on the AIDS epidemic. TL. 6 p.
  10. 1987, 12 July: [Rutkin], Roberta "Birdey", San Francisco, CA. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Read van Itallie's Sufi Camp journal; planning on working on her musical before coming to New York in November to see how to proceed in producing the show. ALS. 2 p.
  11. 1987, 13 July: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Charlemont, MA. To [Hughes van Itallie].
    Understands that due to health concerns his father can't visit Charlemont as expected; reflects on the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of health; delineates his upcoming schedule; would like to discuss setting up Charlemont as a nonprofit corporation. TL. 7 p.
  12. 1987, 15 July: [Vidal], Serge, [cousin], Brussels, Belgium. To Johnny [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    [FRENCH]. ALS. 2 p.
  13. 1987, 20 July: [Levy], Jacques [uncle] and [Levy], Lisette [aunt]. To Johnny [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Discuss family news; they are grandparents; Sabine passed her exams--magna cum laude. [FRENCH]. ALS. 2 p.
  14. 1987, 20 July: Warman, Jonathan, Omaha, NE. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Coordinator of the Playreading Series at the Omaha Magic Theatre thanks van Itallie for permission to show a film of The Serpent--includes two copies of a contract for this service; interested in newer van Itallie works; describes the playreading series. TLS. 1 p.
  15. 1987, 21 July: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Charlemont, MA. To Bob Macris, New York, NY.
    Letter to attorney who has agreed to help with Joe [Chaikin's] will, living will, and power of attorney--van Itallie gives detailed account of Chaikin's health and state of affairs, both financially and with his family. TL. 7 p.
  16. 1987, 22 July: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Charlemont, MA. To Joyce [Aaron] and Stephanie [LaFarge].
    Discusses Joe [Chaikin's] will, living will, and power of attorney; either Aaron or Lafarge will accompany Chaikin to a meeting with the lawyer handling this matter. TL. 2 p.
  17. 1987, 24 July: [Gildzen], A[lex], Kent, OH. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Torreon, NM.
    Received new delivery of van Itallie's correspondence; reflects on his feelings about the AIDS epidemic. TL. Signed. 1 p.
  18. 1987, 28 July: [Jenness], Morgan, New York, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Enjoyed the recent draft of The Traveler; may discuss producing The Balcony next season. TLS. 1 p.
  19. 1987, 28 July: [Virch], C[laus], Paris, France. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Writes about obnoxious neighbor; gives recollections of Baron Leon Lambert, who died of AIDS; may see van Itallie when he is in England; TLS. 2p.
  20. 1987, 8 Aug.: [Spanier], Nancy, Boulder, CO. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], Torreon, NM.
    Discusses their mutual project--how to approach the structure and content of the piece; The P.C.P.A. in Boulder is interested in working with van Itallie. ALS. 7 p.
  21. 1987, 8 Aug.: [Meadow], Lynne, Kennebunkport, Maine. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. Charlemont, Mass.
    Was moved by reading "The Traveler"; wants to talk with him about it. Autographed Letter Signed. 1 p. 26.6 cm.
  22. 1987, 10 Aug.: [Giannone], Richard, N[ew] Y[ork], NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Torreon, NM.
    Won't take the AIDS test for now; feels their relationship has improved. ALS. 1 p.
  23. 1987, 13 Aug.: [Levy Meyer], Nancy, Seattle, WA. To Johnny [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Was relieved to hear that van Itallie tested negative for AIDS; happier and healthier than ever after turning 40; her work is going well; will be going to Kenya in November; would like to visit Charlemont in June or July; recommends the writing of May Sarton; received a birthday card and message from Michael van Itallie. Autographed Letter Signed. 5 p.
  24. 1987, 18 Aug.: Bly, Mark, Minneapolis, MN. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie, Charlemont, MA.
    Dramaturg/Literary Manager of the Guthrie Theater informs van Itallie they will not be able to produce his translation of The Balcony. TLS. 1 p.
  25. 1987, 19 Aug.: Morrison, Malcom, Denver, CO. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Boulder, CO.
    Director of the National Theatre Conservatory asks van Itallie to give a lecture. TLS. 1 p.
  26. 1987, 19 Aug.: Wright, Cynthia, and Tim Kirkpatrick. To [Jean-Claude van Itallie].
    House-sitters at Charlemont recount some of their experiences. ALS. 2 p.
  27. 1987, 20 Aug.: [Field], Edward, 1924-, New York City. To [Jean-Claude van Itallie]. Charlemont, Mass.
    Exchanges birthday wishes; must deal with income tax audit. Typed Postcard Signed. 1 l. 8.9 cm.
  28. 1987, 1 Sept.: Astor, Ruth, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. To J[ean]-C[laude] [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Would like to see van Itallie, either in Fire Island or later in Nova Scotia. TLS. 1 p.
  29. 1987, 2 Sept.: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude, Leicester, [England]. To David [Gothard].
    Writes about how he would like publicity for The Traveler handled in the future--was upset with the Haymarket brochure and poster; would like "inspired by Joseph Chaikin" to appear but in smaller print than the name of the author; wants to be consulted on any future logo; does not like the handling of the billing with The War in Heaven; feels The Traveler should stand on its own merit: would like Bill Coco to receive dramaturg credit for the Leicester production; encloses a P.R. note for the production (Typed, 1 p.). TL. 2 p.
  30. 1987, 3 Sept.: [van Itallie, Hughes]. To Johnny [van Itallie].
    Letter from Jean-Claude's father about the state of the elder van Itallie's Brussels apartment. ALS. 2 p.
  31. 1987, 4 Sept.: [Thompson], Marianne, Sante Fe, NM. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Discusses revisions of The Traveler. [FRENCH]. TL, 2 p. ALS, 1 p.
  32. 1987, 11 Sept.: ?, Emily, Leicester, [England]. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Talks about possible publicity for The Traveler--a feature article on van Itallie and Joe [Chaikin] and an interview with David Threlfall. TLS. 1 p.
  33. 1987, 20 Sept.: ?, Rishikeshi, India. To J.C. Van Itallie, Charlemont, MA.
    Letter from the Garhwal Handicraft Cooperative quoting the price of a crystal. ALS. 1 p.
  34. 1987, 21 Sept.: [Giannone], Richard. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Cannot visit Charlemont due to a previous commitment. ALS. 1 p.
  35. 1987, 30 Sept.: Wilkins, Chris, London, [England]. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie.
    Sends van Itallie an airline ticket. ALS. 1 p.
  36. 1987, 2 Oct.: Tillinger, John, New Haven, CT. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Literary consultant of the Long Wharf Theatre informs van Itallie they cannot produce his translation of The Balcony. TLS. 1 p.
  37. 1987 7 Oct.: [Lindberg], Astri, Evanston, IL. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Congratulates van Itallie on the success of The Traveler in England; suggests that the Dreiske Performance Company in Chicago may produce the Tibetan Book of the Dead if van Itallie agrees to it; willing to invest money in the production. TLS (Two copies). 2 p.
  38. 1987, 14 Oct.: Kaye, Phyllis J. Waterford, Conn. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie. Charlemont, Mass.
    Asks him to update his entry in the National Playwrights Directory for inclusion in the Russian/American Playwrights Directory to be published by the Soviet Copyright Agency and O'Neill Theater Center. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28.1 cm.
  39. 1987, 17 Oct.: [Panovski], Naum, Skopje, Yugoslavia. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Enjoyed van Itallie's visit; describes the opening night of A Fable; has written an essay about the play; would like to do an interview by correspondence; encloses reviews of A Fable. TLS. 1 p.
  40. 1987, 17 Oct.: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Charlemont, MA. To Tessa [Rolf], London, [England].
    Writes to his agent in England; sends copies of all his plays and gives production history of each one; lists upcoming schedule; working sporadically on a playwriting textbook as well as non-theatrical science fiction. TL. 5 p.
  41. 1987, 18 Oct.: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Charlemont, MA. To Andy [Leslie], New York, NY.
    Sends copies of The Traveler and Paradise Ghetto to the Dramatists Play Service; The Traveler received excellent reviews in Britain and mixed ones in Los Angeles; Paradise Ghetto received a good review in Los Angeles; has legal questions about the William Morris Agency; lists itinerary. TL. 2 p.
  42. 1987, 18 Oct.: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Charlemont, MA. To Astri [Lindberg].
    Thanks Lindberg for her efforts in getting Tibetan Book of the Dead produced in Chicago; asks her to give Nicole Dreiske his phone number; lists upcoming schedule. TL. 2 p.
  43. 1987, 19 Oct.: Oshima, Kazuko, New York, NY. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Line of scarves now being sold; has reopened studio. ALS. 2 p.
  44. 1987, 24 Oct.: van Itallie, Jean-Claude. Charlemont, Mass. To Phyllis Kaye. Waterford, Conn.
    Corrects his biography for forthcoming playwright's directory. Typed Letter. (Draft) 2 p. 28 cm.
  45. 1987, 25 Oct.: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Charlemont, MA. To Ron [Argelander], New York, NY.
    Outlines proposal for a NYU course on Jean Genet's The Balcony; asks questions about directing The Balcony at NYU. TL. 2 p.
  46. 1987, 25 Oct.: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Charlemont, MA To Nancy [Spanier].
    Critiques a project of Spanier's; encloses a copy of Tibetan Book of the Dead--hopes that some day she might stage and choreograph the play. TL. 1 p.
  47. 1987, 28 Oct.: [Morphos], Evangeline, New York, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Thanks van Itallie for speaking at NYU. TLS. 1 p.
  48. 1987, 29 Oct.: [Ross], Tessa, London, [England]. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA
    Excited about representing van Itallie; received his plays from the Dramatists Play Service. TLS. 1 p.
  49. 1987, 30 Oct.: [Orlow. Andersen], Marie, Princeton, [NJ]. To [Jean-Claude van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    [FRENCH]. ALS. 2 p.
  50. 1987, 30 Oct.: [Leslie], Andy, New York, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Read The Traveler and Paradise Ghetto; believes The Traveler would be the best play to do in New York; answers legal questions about payments through William Morris Agency; Dramatists Play Service has an agent in Great Britain--Chappell Plays, Ltd. TLS. 1 p.
  51. 1987, 30 Oct.: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Charlemont, MA To Keith [Boak], Leicester, England.
    Encloses updated draft of The Traveler--believes the choreography should be simple; there was a successful reading of the play at the Manhattan Theatre Club; asks about The Traveler's production in Leicester; will be in London in December for the play's opening. TL. 1 p.
  52. 1987, 30 Oct.: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Charlemont, MA. To Gordon [Davidson], Los Angeles, CA.
    Sends latest changes to The Traveler; the play may be produced at the Manhattan Theatre Club--discusses aspects of the possible production. TL. 2 p.
  53. 1987, 30 Oct.: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Charlemont, MA To Lynne [Meadow] and Jonathan ?, New York, NY.
    Encloses latest draft of The Traveler; talks about a possible Manhattan Theatre Club production of the play--would like as large a theater as possible; intends to simplify the choreography, keep the cast size down, use the British director, ask Liz Swados to compose the music, and find a "name" actor for the lead. TL. 1 p.
  54. 1987, 2 Nov.: Caxter, Simon, Leicester, England. To Jean-Claude van Itallie, Charlemont, MA.
    Saw The Traveler and was deeply moved; sat next to van Itallie at War in Heaven and thanks him for introduction to Joe Chaikin; sends a copy of a piece he did for the Archbishop of Canterbury's visit (Typewritten, 2 p.) and a verse from William Simpson's Rolling the Lawn (Handwritten, 1p.). ALS. 2 p.
  55. 1987, 10 Nov.: [Goldenhar], Didi, New York, [NY]. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Asks if van Itallie will rent her his small studio to write in this spring; the barn at her house has been fixed up. ALS. 3 p.
  56. 1987, 24 Nov.: Rosenburg, Raoul, Washington, DC To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Boulder, CO.
    Former playwriting student of van Itallie's at Princeton asks for a recommendation for film school at USC; currently the spokesperson for the Senate Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance; lists professional activities since 1980. TLS. 2 p.
  57. 1987, 5 Dec.: [Spanier], Nancy, Boulder, CO. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Sends van Itallie a rehearsal schedule for their project; informs him of an available teaching job; would like to work with van Itallie on The Balcony--needs more specific information; asks if he can be truly open when working with a former student. ALS. 2 p.
  58. [1987]: 8 Dec.: [Field], Edward, 1924-, New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Leaves soon for The Hague; sends new year greetings. Typed Postcard Signed. 1 l. 10.2 cm.
  59. 1987, 9 Dec.: [Corbett], Gretchen, Seattle, WA. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Boulder, CO.
    Actress who played Eva in Los Angeles production of The Traveler talks about her life since moving to Seattle. ALS. 3 p.
  60. 1987, 15 Dec.: Coigney, Martha, New York, NY. To [Jean-Claude van Itallie].
    Form letter from the new president of the International Theatre Institute of the United States thanking members for their help; includes handwritten note wishing van Itallie well. TLS. 1 p.
  61. 1987, 16 Dec.: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude, Charlemont, MA. To Lynne [Meadow], New York, NY.
    Discusses the US production of The Traveler; choreography needs to be minimal, a cast of eight or nine, and a simple set; has given the character of Aaron more depth; would like to import as much of the British production as possible, especially Keith Boak directing and David Threlfall as Daniel. TLS (Two Copies). 5 p.
  62. 1987, 18 Dec.: [Renfield], Ellie, New York, NY. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Read the latest version of The Traveler and thought it had greater harmony-- apologizes for not responding sooner; talks about balancing work and raising a child; asks if van Itallie will be her son's godfather; encloses a picture of her son. ALS. 4 p.
  63. 1987, 18 Dec.: [Ross], Tessa, London, [England]. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Looks forward to working as van Itallie's agent; currently reading all the reviews for the London production of The Traveler. TLS. 1 p.
  64. 1987, 18 Dec.: Ross, Tessa, London, [England]. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Client letter detailing the agreement between van Itallie and Anthony Sheil Associates, Ltd. TLS. 1 p.
  65. 1987, 20 Dec.: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude, Charlemont, MA. To Tessa [Ross], London, England.
    Encloses newest draft of The Traveler; inquires about the London production of The Traveler--will know in February if the Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the play; considering hiring a New York agent. TLS. 2 p.
  66. 1987, 21 Dec.: [van Itallie], Jake, Charlemont, MA. To Bill [Coco].
    Sends latest version of The Traveler--believes it is simpler and the character of Aaron is more fleshed out; updates the reaction to the London production of the play--going well artistically but the crowds are small due to the Christmas season, reviews were generally good. TLS. 1 p.
  67. 1987, 21 Dec.: Greene, Alexis. New York City. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie. Charlemont, Mass.
    Sends long and short versions of her piece on him. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28.1 cm.
    Jean-Claude van Itallie. Typed Manuscript. (Copy) 23 p. 28 cm.
    Accompanied by shorter version (19 p.)
    Written for Studies in American Drama, 1945-Present.
  68. 1987, 22 Dec.: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude, Charlemont, MA. To Gordon [Davidson], Los Angeles, CA.
    Sends latest draft of The Traveler to the Artistic Director of the Mark Taper Forum; would like the play to be produced in New York with the character of Aaron as a man; Lynne Meadow will Decide if the Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the play in February--she favors her smaller theatre; the London production of The Traveler was more polished and focused than the Leicester production; mentions reviews of the play. TLS. 2 p.
  69. 1987, 22 Dec.: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude, Charlemont, MA. To Wendy [Gimbel], New York, NY.
    Encloses latest version of The Traveler; mentions the character of Aaron may change into a man again in January. TLS. 1 p.
  70. 1987, 22 Dec.: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude, Charlemont, Mass. To Nancy [Spanier], Boulder, CO.
    Sends latest edition of The Traveler; suggested Spanier for the production at the Manhattan Theatre Club; discusses possible options for his New York loft. TLS. 1 p.
    1987, 25 Dec.: [van Itallie], Michael. To Johnny [van Itallie].
    Encloses a note from their grandfather (in French); was glad to have him for Christmas; looks forward to 1988; feels they must forge ahead on their own in the light of their father's health. ALS. 1 p.
  71. 1987, 30 Dec.: [Nordoff], Sabina, New York, NY. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Sends her love; drawing included with note. Autographed Note Signed. 1 p.
  72. 1987, 31 Dec.: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Charlemont, MA. To Henry [Rosenberg], New York, NY.
    Glad that Rosenberg is buying his New York loft; details the legal aspects of the sale as well as the time they will be sharing the loft when van Itallie is teaching at Princeton in the spring. TL (Two Copies). 4 p.
  73. [1987, Dec.]: [Karageorgiou], Dimitris, 1963-, Kent, Ohio. To James [Broughton], [San Francisco].
    Used translation of his work in the exhibition "The Spirit Between the Lines." Autographed Note Signed. 1 p. 28 cm.
    Mistakenly mailed to Jean-Claude van Itallie who has written a large question mark above the note.
  74. [1987]: [Gimbel], M[ark]. To J[ean-] C[laude van Itallie].
    Asks his opinion of play. Autographed Postcard Signed. 1 l. 10.2 cm.
    Accompanied by copy of "Eating with Indians."
  75. 1988, 3 Jan.: [Panovski], Naum, Skopje, Yugoslavia. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Discusses the Yugoslavian production of A Fable--the reviews were excellent; cast would like to tour the US with the play--asks if van Itallie could suggest a summer festival to host them. TLS. 2p.
  76. 1988, 7 Jan.: [Vidal], Serge, Brussels, Belgium. To [Jean-Claude van Itallie], Boulder, CO.
    [FRENCH]. ALS. 2 p.
  77. 1988, 8 Jan.: [Giannone], Richard, New York, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Boulder, CO.
    Plans on seeing van Itallie in New York; proofreading a manuscript to be sent to the University of Illinois Press; recently in Florida. TLS. 1 p.
  78. 1988, 10 Jan.: [Van der Ghinst], Leontine, Brussels, [Belgium]. To [Jean-Claude van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    [FRENCH]. ALS. 1 p.
  79. 1988, 11 Jan.: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Boulder, CO. To Eric [Benson].
    Writes to Benson, who has AIDS, to say he feels their friendship is very important--was glad to spend time with him in the hospital; in Boulder working on aging video; would like to see Benson at Charlemont. TL. 2 p.
  80. 1988, 11 Jan.: ?, Kevin, Anduze, France. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Asks for a copy of The Traveler; now has a baby daughter; was involved in a version of Moby Dick. ALS. 2 p.
  81. 1988, 13 Jan.: Hastings, Ed, San Francisco, CA. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Artistic Director of the American Conservatory Theatre writes to say they cannot produce The Traveler at this time; would like to work with Joe [Chaikin] on Waiting for Godot. TLS. 1 p.
  82. 1988, 14 Jan.: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Boulder, CO. To [Bernard Dikman], New York, [NY].
    Talks in detail about tax matters relating to the sale of his New York City loft. TL (Two Copies). 3 p.
  83. 1988, 22 Jan.: [Davidson], Gordon. Los Angeles. To Nancy [Spanier]. Boulder.
    Wishes her best on the video project on aging. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 26.7 cm.
    Spanier's holograph message to Jean-Claude van Itallie is at bottom of letter.
  84. 1988, 24 Jan.: [Smith], Michael, New York, [NY]. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA-.
    Thinking of their proposed joint writing project; asks van Itallie what word processing program he uses to make collaboration easier; would like to see van Itallie in New York. TLS. 1 p.
  85. [1988, 26 Jan.]: Heliczer, [Piero]. New York City. To Jean-Claude van Itallie. New York City.
    Announces his new book. Printed Document Signed. 1 l. 28 cm.
    Accompanied by flyer about Heliczer.
  86. 1988, 26 Jan.: [Meadow], Lynne. New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. Charlemont, Mass.
    Hasn't had time to read version of "The Traveler"; explains his difficulties in bringing over British company; wants to meet. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 26.8 cm.
  87. 1988, 28 Jan.: [Hood], Morag, Glasgow, Scotland, To Johnni [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Copy of Bag Lady arrived but she has not had time to read it; discusses her father, who is in failing health. ALS. 5 p.
  88. 1988, 31 Jan.: [Vidal], Serge, Brussels, [Belgium]. To Johnny [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    [FRENCH]. ALS. 3 p.
  89. 1988, Jan.]: [Blumenthal], Eileen. New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Invites him to her birthday party. Printed Card Signed. 2 l. 14 cm.
  90. 1988, 1 Feb.: [Van der Ghinst], Leontine, Brussels, Belgium. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Discusses operation; has questions regarding Social Security. [FRENCH]. ALS. 2 p.
  91. 1988, 7 Feb.: [Spanier], Nancy. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie].
    Gives detailed overview of the status of the collaborative"Aging" video; need to create a demonstration video of their work for fundraising; Spanier has been doing research on possible funding sources; discusses possible locations for the video. TLS. 3 p.
  92. 1988, 16 Feb.: [van Itallie] Jean-Claude, New York, NY. To Ron [Argelander], New York, [NY].
    Writes to the Chairperson of the Undergraduate Drama Department at NYU and outlines his plans for directing The Balcony at NYU; would like to bring in Nancy Spanier, Richard Armstrong, Joan MacIntosh, Rosemary Quinn, and Bill Coco; talks about the proposed set. TLS. 2 p.
  93. [1988, Feb.?]: [Greene], Alexis. New York City. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie.
    Asks him to send her a letter of release for her interview. Autographed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28.1 cm.
    Accompanied by copy of her interview with the playwright.
  94. 1988, 9 Mar.: [Greene], Alexis. New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Sends a flyer announcing publication of interview; requests permission to reproduce photograph. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28 cm.
    Accompanied by flyer for Studies in American Drama 1945-Present.
  95. 1988, 9 Mar.: [Gianonne], Richard, Spencer, MA. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Writes from St. Joseph's Abbey Retreat House; van Itallie is in his prayers. Autographed Note Signed. 1 p.
  96. [1988, Mar. 17]: [Heliczer], Piero. New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. New York City.
    Sends him Easter greetings. Autographed Postcard Signed. 1 l. 9 cm.
  97. 1988, 18 Mar.: [Hunter], Emily. To [Jean-Claude van Itallie].
    The Boulder Marketing Director is going well; there are some printing delays. Autographed Note Signed. 1 p.
  98. 1988, 19 Mar.: [Adler], Stella, 1902-, Beverly Hills. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. New York City.
    Looks at his greeting; wants to see him in New York next month. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 21.6 cm.
  99. 1988, 28 Mar.: [Ross], Tessa, London, [England]. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    van Itallie's agent discusses her recent activities; has not heard from Keith [Boak]; a TV production of The Traveler is at the seed stage; LITAG would like to show the play to their dance based theatre company; has sent The Traveler to Scandinavia. TLS. 1p.
  100. 1988, 30 Mar.: Oshima, Kozuko, New York, NY. To Jean[-]Claude van Itallie, New York, NY.
    Sends van Itallie sketches, descriptions, and prices of some of her jewelry; includes photocopy of a page in Vogue that mentions her work. Autographed Note. 2 p.
  101. 1988, 31 Mar.: Oliva, L. Jay, New York, NY. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie, New York, NY.
    Chancellor and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at NYU confirms van Itallie's status as a faculty member at NYU for the 1987-88 academic year. TLS. 1 p.
  102. 1988, 31 Mar.: [Spanier], Nancy. To Peter ?, Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Paul [Oertel], and Allegra [Ahlquist].
    Sends a note on a script of their dance video; will probably have to edit some of the lines. TL. 10 p.
  103. 1988, 3 April: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude, Charlemont, MA. To Bill [Coco], New York, NY.
    Encloses latest draft of The Traveler--asks for Coco's opinion. TLS. 1 p.
  104. 1988, 3 April: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude, Charlemont, MA. To Madeline [Puzo], Los Angeles, CA.
    Inquires about the audiences and reviews for the Mark Taper Forum's production of Struck Dumb; van Itallie is happy with the production and encloses the latest copy of the play. TLS. 1 p.
  105. 1988, 5 April: [Coigney], Martha, New York, NY. To Rosemary [Quinn], New York, NY.
    Director of the International Theatre Institute of the United States asks the van Itallie Foundation for a special $1,000 contribution. Includes handwritten note. TLS. 1 p.
  106. 1988, 9 April: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Boulder, CO. To Malcolm [Morrison], Denver, CO.
    Writes to the Director of the National Theatre Conservatory about teaching there during the spring 1989; suggests "playwriting for actors" as a possible course; gives his current schedule. TL. 1 p.
  107. 1988, 14 April: De Mauro, Karen, New York, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Was very moved by Joe Chaikin's reading of Stuck Dumb; compliments van Itallie on his work; describes the philosophy behind her own work. ALS. 2 p.
  108. 1988, 14 April: [van Itallie], Michael, New York, NY. To Johnny [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Thanks his brother for the recent trip to Boulder; felt they had a chance to strengthen their relationship. ALS. 1 p.
  109. 1988, 23 April: [Padamsee], Pearl and Astri [Lindberg], Chicago, IL. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Discusses plans for Tibetan Book of the Dead--the play may be ready for Chicago in September, 1988 and would like to take the play to India in December, 1989. Autographed letter Signed. 2 p.
  110. 1988, 25 April: [Corbett], Gretchen, Los Angeles, CA. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Boulder, CO.
    Discusses her work in Los Angeles; presently in The Voice of the Prairie; will be an assistant director for Gloria Duplex; loved Struck Dumb.TLS. 2 p.
  111. 1988, 26 April: Shyer, Laurence. Brooklyn. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie. New York City.
    Informs him of his book on Robert Wilson; wants his input. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28.1 cm.
  112. 1988, 28 April: [Gildzen], A[lex], Kent, OH. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Sorry that they could not spend more time together during his recent visit. ALS. 1 p.
  113. 1988, 29 April]: [Fassett], Kaffe. London. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. Charlemont, Mass.
    Thanks him for card; his sweater is ready; asks about visiting in September. Autographed Postcard Signed. 1 l. 10.1 cm.
  114. 1988, 30 April: [Greene], Alexis. New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Thanks him for putting her in contact with Joseph Chaikin and William Coco. Autographed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28.1 cm.
  115. [1988, April]: Charney, Allison. To [Jean-Claude van Itallie].
    Invites him to her recital at Harvard. Printed Card Signed. 2 l. 15 cm.
  116. 1988, [April]: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude, Charlemont, MA. To Mark [Amitin], New York, NY.
    Encloses the latest draft of Struck Dumb; Amitin should handle negotiations with the Goodman Theatre if they Decide to produce Struck Dumb; feels that a short run at the Kitchen in New York would be ideal for the play--may also contact LaMama or the Public Theatre; made a few minor changes in Joe [Chaikin's] biography for the Los Angeles production of the play. TL (with handwritten note) Signed. 2 p.
  117. 1988, [April]: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude, Charlemont, MA. To Andy [Leslie], New York, NY.
    Sends a copy of Struck Dumb to the Director of the Dramatists Play Service--asks if he would publish it with The Traveler. TLS. 2 p.
  118. 1988, [April]: [van Itallie], Johnny, Charlemont, MA To Nancy [Levy Meyer, cousin], Seattle, WA.
    Encloses Struck Dumb--liked the Los Angeles production of the play; danced in the Aging video directed by Nancy Spanier in Denver--will be dancing a duet with Paul Oertel in the summer in Boulder; looked at some possible rental properties to buy in Boulder; outlines schedule for the next few months; talks about his father's minor heart attack. TLS. 3 p.
  119. 1988, [April]: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude, Charlemont, MA. To Tessa [Ross], London, England.
    Sends latest draft of Struck Dumb to his agent--the reviews for the Los Angeles production were good; no new productions of The Traveler on the horizon; planning to write a play called "Gossip or the Deniable Truth" about a knight who falls in love with his wife while she is dressed as his squire. TLS. 2 p.
  120. 1988, [April]: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude, Charlemont, MA. To Nancy [Spanier], Boulder, CO.
    Sends a copy of Struck Dumb. TLS. 1 p.
  121. 1988, [April]: [van Itallie], Johnny, Charlemont, MA. To David [Threlfall], London, England.
    Encloses latest draft of Struck Dumb--doesn't think it will be done at the Manhattan Theatre Club, has given the play to Second Stage in New York; details his hectic schedule. TLS. 1 p.
  122. 1988, [April]: [van Itallie], Johnny, Charlemont, MA. To Serge [Vidal], Brussels, Belgium.
    Sends a copy of Struck Dumb and a copy of his April, 1988 letter to Nancy Levy Meyer. TLS. 1 p.
  123. 1988, 3 May: [Armstrong], Richard, Paris, [France]. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie].
    Suggests students for van Itallie's production of The Balcony. ALS. 2 p.
  124. 1988, 5 May: [Spanier], Nancy, Boulder, CO. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Thanks van Itallie for suggestions about the title for their project; discusses possible cast changes for the project; will rent an apartment in New York from September to December; tries to coordinate their schedules for the summer; asks for a contribution toward the cost of costumes for their project. Includes a newspaper clipping announcing the dates for their dance project. ALS. 2 p.
  125. 1988, 10 May: [Bienen], Leigh, Princeton, NJ. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Student of van Itallie's talks about the playwriting class and her own life. ALS. 4 p.
  126. 1988, 13 May: Weiner, Penny, Lawrence, KS. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie.
    Would like to direct a local production of Struck Dumb; asks if the rights are available. Encloses a recommendation from a former professor (Typewritten, 1 p.). Autographed Letter Signed. 1 p.
  127. 1988, 17 May: [Armstrong], Richard, Paris, [France]. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie].
    Has been confirmed as voice teacher at ETW; heard a reading of van Itallie's translation of The Balcony--offers ideas about casting for the play; was in England for a short visit. ALS. 2 p.
  128. 1988, 19 May: [Giannone], Richard. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Asks if he can come to Charlemont on May 26th and leave on the 30th. ALS. 1 p.
  129. 1988, 25 May: [Ross], Tessa, London, [England]. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Has accepted a new job and will not continue as van Itallie's agent; suggests two agents as possible replacements. TLS. 2 p.
  130. 1988, 25 May: [Spanier, Nancy], Boulder, Co. To J.C. [Van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Sends van Itallie a letter she received from Gretchen Corbett (AL, 2 p.)--[Corbett saw Struck Dumb in Los Angeles, and would like to work with Spanier and van Itallie]. Spanier notes that she would be interested in Corbett joining the cast of "Aging." Autographed Note.
  131. 1988, 25 May: [Padamsee], Pearl, Stony Brook, NY. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Will be working on the information van Itallie provide her and will be in contact with Astri [Lindberg]; feels she knew van Itallie in an earlier life. ALS. 2 p.
  132. 1988, 26 May: [Bale], J[ohn], Edgewater, NJ. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Sends a notice of his play that is scheduled to be produced; considers van Itallie to be one of his inspirations. ALS. 1 p.
  133. 1988, 26 May: [Homen], Sid, Gainesville, FL. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie, Charlemont, MA.
    Dramaturg for the Hippodrome State Theatre asks for a copy of The Traveler--they are considering producing the play. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p.
  134. 1988, 1 June: [van Itallie], Michael, New York, NY. To Johnny [van Itallie].
    Thanks his brother for the visit to Charlemont; found someone to stay in their apartment while in Europe; not accepted by Brooklyn College Law School, will attend CUNY. ALS. 2 p.
  135. 1988, 14 June: Oshima, Kazuko. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie].
    Dropped off a package for van Itallie. ALS. 1 p.
  136. 1988, 15 June: Burdide, Elizabeth, New York, NY. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie, Charlemont, MA.
    Thanks van Itallie for donating copies of Scene to the International Theatre Collection. ALS. 1 p.
  137. 1988, 15 June; [Leslie], Andy, New York, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    President of the Dramatists Play Service writes to say they will wait to publish The Traveler until a good production opportunity for the play can be found; the Service's new catalogue is at the printers, so no new material can be added. TLS. 1 p.

Box 7 - Correspondence with abstracts (July 1988-1993)

Folder -- Contents

  1. 1988, 9 July: [Pearlman], Richard, Rochester, NY. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie].
    Sends a tape of the music from a Gershwin show he directed; currently working on an adaptation of Poppea. TLS. 1 p.
  2. 1988, 9 July: [Di Prima], Diane. Red Feather Lakes, Colorado. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. Boulder.
    Will go to San Francisco to take care of late friend's papers; gives her schedule; hopes they connect. Autographed Card Signed. 2 p. 15.9 cm.
  3. 1988, 15 July: [Argelander], Ron, New York, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Correon, NM.
    Discusses the production costs of The Balcony at NYU; has to reduce the salaries of the collaborators to have enough money for the production. TLS. 2 p.
  4. 1988, 15 July: ?, Alexis, New York, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Thought Joe [Chaikin's] performance at the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of America's conference was beautiful. TLS. 1 p.
  5. 1988, 23 July: [Moss], Leland. San Francisco. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. Boulder.
    Hopes to produce his translation of The Balcony; considers videotaping Irma's scene; sends reviews of Quisbies; recalls a workshop at Harvard run by Joe Chaikin. Typed Letter Signed. 2 p. 28 cm.
    Accompanied by reviews.
  6. 1988, 25 July: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Torreon, NM. To John [Glover].
    Relates his feelings about the problems with the Los Angeles production of The Traveler in some detail; very unhappy with the direction; although the play is about a man being cut off from his feelings, van Itallie felt that the play did not relate that--and blames the way some of the play was written. TLS. 6 p.
  7. 1988, 28 July: Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-, New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Boulder.
    Discusses taxes; needs exercise. Autographed Postcard Signed. 1 l. 8.9 cm.
  8. 1988, 29 July: Jaehning, Chris P., New York, NY. To Third and Fourth Year Studio Students.
    Letter to Drama students at NYU, informing them of auditions for the school's production of van Itallie's translation of The Balcony; includes production and audition information about the play. TLS. 4 p.
  9. 1988, 2 Aug.: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Torreon, NM. To Ron [Argelander], [New York, NY.].
    Details his thoughts about the NYU production of The Balcony; van Itallie and Bill Coco are cutting the script; would like to videotape the rehearsals; gives his thoughts on the set and costume design; describes his feelings about the use of music in the play; lists the possible duties of the collaborator's assistants; Mark Amitin has volunteered to do some publicity work for the play. TL (Two Copies ). 6 p.
  10. 1988, 2 Aug.: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Torreon, NM. To Gordon [Davidson], Los Angeles, CA.
    Will be in Boulder to perform in Flesh Chronicles; sorry that the Taper Too production of Stuck Dumb will change--felt that Robert Woodruff did an excellent job as director and feels that any future production of the play should keep as many elements of this production as possible; analyzes the relationship between Woodruff and Joe [Chaikin] ; has sold his New York City loft; a William Morris agent is trying to find a New York venue for The Traveler. TL. 3 p.
  11. 1988, 7 Aug.: [Giannone], Richard, New York, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Torreon, NM.
    Considering taking a job in Boulder--looking for a more relaxed pace than New York. TLS. 1 p.
  12. 1988, 10 Aug.: [Armstrong], Richard, Anduze, France. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Would like van Itallie to comment on his writing; writes about his recent trips--especially to the Canary Islands. ALS. 2 p.
  13. 1988, 14 Aug.: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude]. To Em[ily] [Hunter].
    Would like her to consider the Shantigar Foundation proposal; lists ideas for fundraising for Magnolia. TL. 2 p.
  14. 1988, 14 Aug.: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Torreon, NM. To Lee [Worley], Boulder, CO.
    Happy to be teaching a course at Naropa Institute next spring; details his objections to Steve Chlorfein's temporary appointment as provost at Naropa; recommends Kevin Kuhlke to teach a workshop at Naropa; would like to talk about plans for Shantigar Foundation and if that might be of interest to Naropa students. TL (Two Copies). 3 p.
  15. 1988, 15 Aug.: [Feidman], Giora, Little Neck, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Sorry she could not attend a workshop. Autographed Note Signed. 1 p.
  16. 1988, 15 Aug.: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Torreon, NM. To Ron [Argelander].
    Gives thoughts on the NYU production of The Balcony; details the kinds of costumes to be worn; would like to videotape some scenes and the audience and show the tape after the play; the script will be shortened; will start auditions on September 7th. TL. 2 p.
  17. 1988, 15 Aug.: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude, Torreon, NM. To Bill [Coco].
    Discusses scheduled times for Joe [Chaikin] to re-record Struck Dumb in New York; needs Coco to immediately begin cutting the script for The Balcony. TL. 1 p.
  18. 1988, 15 Aug.: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Torreon, NM. To Rosemary [Quinn], Bill [Coco], Nancy [Spanier], Paul [Oertel], and Richard [Armstrong].
    Plans meeting to discuss teaching schedules and The Balcony production at NYU. TL. 1 p.
  19. 1988, 17 Aug.: [Ansell], Robert, Newark, NJ. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], Torreon, NM.
    Encloses a cassette of the Struck Dumb project which may contain background noise. TLS. 1 p.
  20. 1988, 17 Aug.: [Gildzen], A[lex]. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Thanks van Itallie for the latest materials for the Kent State archives; begins a sabbatical next week to work on a project about Joe [Chaikin]. TLS. 1 p.
  21. 1988, 20 Aug.: ?, Manny, Torreon, NM. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Sends a tape of van Itallie's interview of Jan Lloyd; enjoyed his company at Sufi camp. TLS. 1 p.
  22. 1988, 20 Aug.: [Jaehnig], Chris, New York, NY. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], Torreon, NM.
    Discusses the NYU production of The Balcony--including the problem of mounting a professional production and providing quality training for the students involved; lists available times for rehearsals; hopes to keep the costs of the rights to the play at a minimum. TL. 3 p.
  23. 1988, 22 Aug.: [Pearlman], Richard, Rochester, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Encloses a videotape of Gershwin show he directed--would like van Itallie to write a new book for the musical so that the play can be produced again; critiques the audio tape of Struck Dumb. TLS. 2 p.
  24. 1988, 23 Aug.: [Wilson], D[aniel], New York, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Disgusted with New York City; will not be able to come to Massachusetts this summer--will be on the West Coast; tried to promote his friend's new adaptation of La Locandiera--but a theatre decided to do their own version after receiving a letter about the adaptation from Wilson. TLS. 2 p.
  25. 1988, 24 Aug.: Hollander, David, New York, NY. To Joanna [Marston], London, England.
    Lawyer for van Itallie writes to the estate of Jean Genet to ask for the rights to produce The Balcony at New York University. TLS. 1 p.
  26. 1988, 24 Aug.: [Smith], Michael, New York, NY. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Was in Rowe for nine days in August; also traveled in New England; will return to Massachusetts in September. TLS. 1 p.
  27. 1988, 26 Aug.: [Periolat], Janet, Alberquerque, NM. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Now teaching only part-time. Autographed Note Signed. 1 p.
  28. 1988, 29 Aug.: [Hood], Morag. To Johnny [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Her father has been diagnosed with cancer--spent the last months nursing him; considering buying a house in Scotland; now working on a film treatment; also working on two documentaries; talks about the discoveries she has made about her life. TLS. 4 p.
  29. 1988, 1 Sept.: [Brustein], Bob, Cambridge, MA. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Torreon, NM.
    Probably will not be able to see van Itallie direct The Balcony at NYU. TLS. 1 p.
  30. 1988, 8 Sept.: [Vidal], Serge, Brussels, Belgium. To [Jean-Claude van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    [FRENCH]. ALS. 2 p.
  31. 1988, 11 Sept.: [Panovski], Naum, Dallas, [TX]. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie].
    Back at school; working on Ibsen's Master Builder; sends the Serbo-Croation version of A Fable; may not be able to come to New York City. ALS. 2 p.
  32. 1988, 11 Sept.: Cunningham, Flo, Kent, Ohio. To [Jean-Claude van Itallie].
    Marketing Manager for Kent State University Press encloses a complimentary copy of A Gathering of Poets. TLS. 1 p.
  33. 1988, 12 Sept.: Baum, Louise, Mystic, Conn. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Finished her first painting in her studio; going to New York City next week to look for a new place; would like to spend some time in the Southwest. Autographed Note Signed. 2 p.
  34. 1988, 12 Sept.: Metha, Xerxes, Baltimore, MD. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie, Charlemont, MA.
    Compliments van Itallie on his translation of Three Sisters; encloses reviews of the University of Maryland at Baltimore's production of the play (Typed, 3 p.) and his credits (Typed, 1 p.) as well as a program for Three Sisters. TLS. 1 p.
  35. 1988, 14 Sept.: [Parker], Gilbert, New York, NY. To Jake [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Mississippi Summer is about to be released--does not think anyone will want to tackle this same information in the near future. TLS. 1 p.
  36. 1988, 17 Sept.: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Charlemont, MA. To Richard [Pearlman].
    Would like to get together to work on Gershwin project--has some ideas for the book of the play; would like Nancy Spanier and Bill Coco to be involved in the project; agrees that Struck Dumb needs sounds. TLS. 2 p.
  37. 1988, 21 Sept.: [Moss], Leland, San Francisco, CA. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Boulder,CO.
    Had a successful reading for his production of The Balcony in San Francisco; his intuition about casting drag queens paid off; plans on incorporating video into the production; curious as to how van Itallie will approach his own version of the play. TLS. 2 p.
  38. 1988, 21 Sept.: [Worley], Lee, Boulder, CO. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Was sorry to see Naropa East fail--surprised that van Itallie would consider administrative work; feels that the theatre program at Naropa will turn around; was happy to see van Itallie performing. ALS. 3 p.
  39. 1988, 26 Sept.: [Hunter], Emily, Boulder, CO. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Tries to set up a time for a meeting around their schedules; will be travelling to Oregon; encloses cover letter (Typed, 1 p.) to the Boulder County Marketing Director. TLS. 1 p.
  40. 1988, 27 Sept.: Chaillet, Ned, London, England. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    The editor of Radio 3 Plays for the BBC cannot produce most of van Itallie's submitted plays because they are too theatrical for radio; keeping the Chekhov translations for a later date. TLS. 1 p.
  41. 1988, 30 Sept.: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Charlemont, MA. To Lis Vibeke Kristensen, Orebro, Sweden.
    Sends a copy of The Traveler and hopes that her theatre will produce it; highly recommends Keith Boak. TL. 1 p.
  42. 1988, Sept.: [Spanier], Nancy. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie].
    Will go with van Itallie to a production meeting; hopes he enjoyed his brother's birthday party; was inspired by the way van Itallie communicated with the students. ALS. 2 p.
  43. 1988, 1 Oct.: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Charlemont, MA. To Wendy [Gimbel], New York, NY.
    Encloses Shantigar Foundation proposal--asks for her comments about the potential Board of Directors. TL. 1 p.
  44. 1988, 1 Oct.: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Charlemont, MA. To Joe [Chaikin], San Francisco, CA.
    Asks for comments on his proposal to turn Charlemont into a foundation; hopes to make a lot of money with Emily Hunter's company; Chaikin is included in van Itallie's will; would like to recreate the atmosphere at Charlemont when the Open Theatre worked there. TLS. 2 p.
  45. 1988, 1 Oct.: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Charlemont, MA. To Nancy [Levy Meyer], Seattle, WA.
    Requests comments about the Shantigar proposal; would like to begin working at Charlemont next summer; has started work on The Balcony. TL. 2 p.
  46. 1988, 1 Oct.: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Charlemont, MA. To Nancy [Cooperstein Charney], Tolucca Lake, CA.
    Solicits her thoughts on the Shantigar proposal--would like to start the process in the fall; has started work on The Balcony--so far it is going well; does not like living in Joe Chaikin's apartment or in New York City. TL. 2 p.
  47. 1988, 1 Oct.: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude] Charlemont, MA. To Fred [Katz] and Debby [Katz], Charlemont, MA.
    Asks for comments on the draft of the Shantigar Foundation proposal. TL. 1 p.
  48. 1988, 1 Oct.: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Charlemont, MA. To Emily [Hunter], Boulder, CO.
    Encloses the most recent version of the Shantigar proposal; has faith that Magnolia will flourish; working on The Balcony; may not be able to travel to Boulder. TL. 1 p.
  49. 1988, 1 Oct.: van Itallie, Jean-Calude, Charlemont, MA. To Bob [Doyle], Northampton, MA.
    Asks for comments on his proposal for the Shantigar Foundation--would like to apply for nonprofit status in the fall; would like to have his will in place when the foundation is started. TL. 1 p.
  50. 1988, 1 Oct.: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Charlemont, Mass. To Harry [Friedberg], New York, NY.
    Sends the latest proposal for turning his house and land into a foundation--asks for advice on how to start the legal process. TL. 1 p.
  51. 1988, 1 Oct.: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Charlemont, MA. To Marianne de Pury Thompson, Santa Fe, NM.
    Coping with the frantic production of The Balcony--sends a copy of the revised script; encloses the Shantigar proposal for her comments; would like her to come to New York City. TL. 2 p.
  52. 1988, 1 Oct.: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Charlemont, MA. To Michael [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Sends latest version of the Shantigar proposal and asks for comments; will send a copy to their father. TL. 1 p.
  53. 1988, 1 Oct.: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Charlemont, MA. To [H.F. Van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Encloses his proposal to turn Charlemont into a foundation--the expensive renovations will have to wait until the Boulder Marketing Directory makes a profit; will work on a play in Charlemont next summer with Nancy Spanier and Paul Oertel. TL. 1 p.
  54. 1988, 1 Oct.: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Charlemont, MA. To Serge [Vidal], Brussels, Belgium.
    Will be in New York for the next few months directing The Balcony--it is not easy to direct the large cast; sends latest Shantigar proposal; hopes he will come to Charlemont soon. TL. 2 p.
  55. 1988, 1 Oct.: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Charlemont, MA. To Rosemary [Quinn], New York, NY.
    Encloses the most recent Shantigar proposal--asks where he should begin to start the nonprofit status for the property; would like Quinn to work with him and Nancy Spanier and Paul Oertel. TL. 1 p.
  56. 1988, 1 Oct.: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude]. To Nancy [Spanier], New York, NY.
    Sends a copy of the proposal to turn Charlemont into a foundation. TL. 1 p.
  57. 1988, 1 Oct.: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Charlemont, MA. To Lee [Worley].
    Working on The Balcony--feels this project and the work done with the Open Theatre are similar; does not feel that administrative tasks should be left to non-creative people; tries to coordinate his teaching schedules for the spring at Naropa and the University of Colorado. TLS. 2 p.
  58. 1988, 20 Oct.: [Pearlman], Richard, Rochester, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Directing two casts in a production of Albert Herring (encloses a photocopy of a review); will be in New York City in November; feels the PBS documentary on the Gershwin show was poorly done; details what it would take for the Gershwin family to release the rights to the music; was happy with the choreographer for his recent show; will be working on La finta giardiniera and Coronation of Poppea. TLS. 1 p.
  59. 1988, 22 Oct.: Chaikin, Joseph, and Jean-Claude van Itallie. To Bill [Coco], Mark [Amitin], and Nancy [Gabor], New York, NY.
    Lists the job titles for the productions of Struck Dumb and The War in Heaven, performed by Joe Chaikin and directed by Judith Malina, producer: Jean-Claude [van Itallie], associate producers: Bill Coco and Nancy Gabor, general manager: Mark Amitin. TLS. 1 p.
  60. 1988, 27 Oct.: [Coco], Bill. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Thanks van Itallie for sharing his ideas for Shantigar--the proposal is beautifully thought out and he would be honored to help. ALS. 1 p.
  61. 1988, 28 Oct.: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Charlemont, MA. To Morag [Hood].
    Details his father's health problems; briefly discusses his direction of The Balcony; would be very happy if The Traveler were videotaped; would like to start a relationship; feels it is incumbent on gay men to be as creative as possible in this time of AIDS. TL (Two Copies). 3 p.
  62. 1988, 28 Oct.: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Charlemont, MA. To Leland [Moss].
    Would like to see Moss' production of The Balcony; discusses his production of the play--feels his biggest problem is the revolutionary scene; talks about Moss meeting Joe Chaikin and what accommodations Chaikin needs. TLS (Two Copies). 2 p.
  63. 1988, Oct.: [Hood], Morag. To Johnny [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Could not play the videotape van Itallie sent; Anglia T.V. may have an interest in The Traveler; awaiting news about doing a film with Donald Sutherland; hopes that her father will stay out of pain. ALS. 2 p.
  64. 1988, 1 Nov.: [Hood], Morag, Edinburgh, [Scotland]. To Johnny [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Anglia TV may produce The Traveler; about to do a play in Edinburgh; feels that the final draft of Pocahontas is too simplistic; a friend of hers will be coming to New York City to direct Macbeth. TLS. 1 p.
  65. 1988, 7 Nov.: [Van der Ghinst], Leontine, Brussels, [Belgium]. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    [FRENCH]. ALS. 1 p.
  66. 1988, 7 Nov.: [Moss], Leland, San Francisco, CA. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Would like to see The Balcony while in New York City; van Itallie's work has inspired him; discusses in detail his own production of The Balcony--including casting, the use of video, set design, and certain scenes; met Joe Chaikin recently. TLS. 2 p.
  67. 1988, 11 Nov.: [Van der Ghinst], Leontine, Brussels, [Belgium]. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie], Boulder, CO.
    [FRENCH]. ALS. 2 p.
  68. 1988, 20 Nov.: [Vidal], Serge, Brussels, [Belgium]. To Johnny [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    [FRENCH]. ALS. 2 p.
  69. 1988, 20 Nov.: [Vachon], Cleo, Sante Fe, NM. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, MA.
    Recently auditioned for a part in van Itallie's Interview; would like to try to act again; loves living in Sante Fe. TLS. 6 p.
  70. 1988, 25 Nov.: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Charlemont, MA. To Gordon [Davidson] and Madeline [Puzo], Los Angeles, CA.
    Asks if they would be able to see The Balcony at NYU; would like to direct a project at the Mark Taper Forum; wonders if The Mark Taper Forum would be interested in van Itallie's translation of The Balcony; Joe Chaikin would like to direct Waiting for Godot for Davidson; Struck Dumb/War in Heaven will be performed in Chicago, Cambridge, and New York. TL. 2 p.
  71. 1988, 26 Nov.: [Moss], Leland, San Francisco, CA. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Asks van Itallie to reserve two tickets for The Balcony; inquires about the possibility of van Itallie accepting a smaller royalty fee for Moss' production of The Balcony. TLS. 1 p.
  72. 1988, 26 Nov.: [Pearlman], Richard, Rochester, NY. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], New York, NY.
    Sends the "Young Audiences" version of the Gershwin show-felt the singers improved in subsequent performances; will write if he can see The Balcony; lists his upcoming schedule. TLS. 1 p.
  73. 1988, 2 Dec.: [Berk], Philip, Rochester, NY. To John [van Itallie].
    Will be in New York City to see The Balcony; briefly recounts his activities during the past year. ALS. 2 p.
  74. 1988, 4 Dec.: [Nordoff], Sabina. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie].
    Looking forward to seeing The Balcony; encloses the credits for Helen (autographed, 1 p.). ALS. 1 p.
  75. 1988, 13 Dec.: Amitin, Mark Hall. To Bob Sandla, New York, NY.
    Asks the editor of Theatre Week to choose a photograph for magazine's ad for The Balcony. TL. 1 p.
  76. 1988, 13 Dec.: [Wolfish, Terry], [New York, NY]. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], [New York, NY.].
    Discusses the specifics of an advertisement for The Balcony to appear in the New York Times. TL. 1 p.
  77. 1988, 14 Dec.: Amitin, Mark Hall. To Ellen [Abrams], New York, NY.
    Encloses the artwork and a check for the New York Native's advertisement for The Balcony. TL. 1 p.
  78. 1988, 14 Dec.: Abrams, Ellen, New York, NY. To Mark [Hall Amitin].
    Thanks Amitin for The Balcony ad and for the payment. ALS. 1 p.
  79. 1988, 19 Dec.: Saban, Nadim, and Marty Finkelstein, New York, NY. To Mr. [Jean-Claude van] Itallie, Boulder, CO.
    Thanks van Itallie for joining the advisory board of The Platform. TLS. 1 p.
  80. 1988, 30 Dec.: Weiner, Peggy, Lawrence, KS. To Mr. [Jean-Claude] van Itallie, Charlemont, MA.
    Trying to produce Struck Dumb--would like to do a full scale production, but may have to do only staged readings. TLS. 1 p.
  81. 1988: ?. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Sends a note praising van Itallie on the opening night of The Balcony. Autographed Note Signed. 1 p.
  82. 1988: ?, Peggy. To Jake [van Itallie].
    Working on The Balcony with van Itallie made a great impact on her--helped her to integrate her life and work; hopes they will be able to work again. Autographed letter Signed. 1 p.
  83. 1988: ?. To Jean[-]Claude [van Itallie].
    Wishes van Itallie well for the holidays. (Letter includes many small drawings). ALS. 1 p.
  84. 1989, 15 Jan.: [Field], Edward, 1924-, New York City. To J[ean-] C[laude van Itallie]. Charlemont, Mass.
    Missed his play because he was in London. Autographed Postcard Signed. 1 l. 10.4 cm.
  85. 1989, 6 Mar.: Van Itallie, Jean-Claude. Boulder. To Black Sparrow Press.
    Gives permission to publish his letter about Alfred Chester. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 28 cm.
  86. [1989, Mar.]: [Field], Edward, 1924-. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Requests letters giving Black Sparrow to publish his letter about Alfred Chester. Autographed Note Signed. 1 p. 27.9 cm.
    Written at head of Alfred Chester Newsletter #2.
  87. 1989, 2 May: van Itallie, Jean-Claude. Boulder. To Austin Pendleton. New York City.
    Learned from Kelly Morgan that he has been appointed Williamstown's artistic director; would love to be associated with the theater. Typed Letter. (Copy) 1 p. 28 cm.
  88. [1989, May]: [Worley], Lee, 1941-, Boulder. To J[ean-] C[laude van Itallie]. Boulder.
    Thanks him for sharing "poem dialog"; thinks life suits him "these days." Autographed Letter Signed. 1 p. 27.9 cm.
  89. [1989, not 1979], 23 June: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], Charlemont, Mass. To Morgan Janess (dramaturg, Public Theater), New York, NY.
    Updates status of various plays; sends the Public Theater a draft of TheTraveler, asks if they will produce it--mentions next production of play will be at Leicester Haymarket; wants to direct The Balcony at NYU; has written A Day in the Life with Joe Chaikin to be performed at Taper Two; Paradise Ghetto will be produced at the Actor's Alley Theatre in Los Angeles. TL. 2 p.
  90. 1989, 14 Sept.: [Fabricant], Gwen. Spain. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. Charlemont, Mass.
    Is able to work without distraction. Autographed Postcard Signed. 1 l. 10.4 cm.
  91. 1989, 5 Dec.: [Meadow], Lynne. New York City. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]. Charlemont, Mass.
    Will read "Struck Dumb" when things calm down; wishes him luck on the Odyssey musical. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p. 21.4 cm.
  92. [1989, 26 Dec.]: [DI Prima], Diane. San Francisco. To Jean-Claude van Itallie. Charlemont, Mass.
    Sends love. Printed Card Signed. 2 l. 10.5 cm.
  93. 1993, Fall: Smith, Clint. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Comments on an unnamed manuscript, and informs Jean-Claude of his importance to Clint's deceased partner, Eric.

Box 8 - Correspondence with abstracts (1995)

Folder -- Contents

  1. 1995, [ ] Jan: Oshima, Kozuko to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    New Year's Greetings and news of father and friend, Pablo, deaths. Thank you for birthday thoughts. Notecard, 13 x 18.
  2. 1995, 1 Jan: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to Harold Prince.
    Congratulations on the Washington award and ideas for another collaboration. TL, 1p.
  3. 1995, 3 Jan: Plunka, Gene to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    A notice of receiving a copy of The Playwright's Art, in which van Itallie is featured. Postcard, 10 cm x 18cm.
  4. 1995, 4 Jan: Thompson, Sophie and Julian, Denver, CO to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you for the check and hopes the holidays were happy. ALS, 2 p.
  5. 1995, 5 Jan: Kayan, Joe, Northfield, MA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    A bid for renovations. ALS, 1p.
  6. 1995, 6 Jan: Prince, Harold to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    News of time spent in Europe. He agrees that once in New York, they have many collaborations to discuss. ALS, 3p., Notecard, 11cm x 15cm.
  7. 1995, 14 Jan: Vidal, Serge to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    [FRENCH]. ALS, [2]p.
  8. 1995, 15 Jan: Butler, Lillian to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Thank you for their friendship and Christmas/New Year holiday. She also leaves her contact information in Dublin. ALS, 1p.
  9. 1995, 21 Jan: [van Itallie], Jessie, [niece] to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Thank you for the gift of a garnet necklace. Postcard, 11cm x 15cm.
  10. 1995, [ ] Feb: [Mancuso], Kim to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    A brief noted wishing van Itallie a wonderful trip. Notecard, 13 cm x 18cm.
  11. 1995, 3 Feb: [Deutsch], Nick to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Congratulations on performance of Uncle Vanya. Notecard, 15cm.
  12. 1995, 4 Feb: Crespy, David A., Bloomfield, NJ to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    A letter from a second year doctoral student researching the history of the Playwright's Unit. He asks to conduct an interview with van Itallie concerning his three productions (I'm Really Here, It's Almost Like Being, and War).
    TLS, 1p. and attachments Appendix A, [5]p., and Appendix B, [10]p.
  13. 1995, 6 Feb: Gildzen, Alex, Santa Fe, NM to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    A postcard containing image of an unknown man running and a Buddhist sculpture.
  14. 1995, 7 Feb: [Hotchkiss], Joan to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    A letter thanking van Itallie for "caring" suggestions involving her work. She encloses her work, Tearsheets (missing). ALS, [2]p.
  15. 1995, 8 Feb: Amitin, Mark, Tel Aviv, Israel to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
  16. 1995, 9 Feb: Voniff, Vitaly, Paris to Jean-Claude van Itallie, New York, NY.
  17. 1995, 9 Feb: [Goldfarb], Peter, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, New York, NY.
  18. 1995, 9 Feb: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Glenn Young.
  19. 1995, 10 Feb: [Worley], Lee, Boulder, CO to J.C. [Van Itallie].
  20. 1995, 10 Feb: Plunka, Gene A., Memphis, TN to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Plunka discusses his revisions to his book about van Itallie, after checking archival material at Kent and discusses possible publishers. TLS, 2p.
  21. 1995, 11 Feb: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to Harold Prince.
    He speaks of his trip to Bali, and California and expresses happiness in their planned collaborations. TL, 1p.
  22. 1995, 12 Feb: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to Steven Post.
    Van Itallie tells of his plans to create an attic apartment and a storage space/art studio; asks for his professional opinion, being a Feng Shui master. TL, 1p.
  23. 1995, 13 Feb: Gluck, Joel to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Compliments on a workshop and thanks for being understanding. ALS, 1p.
  24. 1995, 14 Feb: Miller, Joan to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    A notecard wishing van Itallie a safe trip to Bali and thanks for the "light" that shines from him. Notecard, 18cm.
  25. 1995, 16 Feb: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Gene Plunka, Memphis, TN.
    Comments on previous letter concerning his biography. TL, [2]p.
    1995, 20 Feb: Butler, Lillian to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
  26. On her way back to Dublin, she comments on seeing Texts twice. Postcard, 11cm x 15cm.
  27. 1995, 20 Feb: Vidal, Serge to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    [French]. ALS, 1p.
  28. 1995, 21 Feb: Crespy, David to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Thank you for memories of the "Playwright's Unit" and a copy of a book of Chekhov's plays. Postcard, 11cm x 15cm.
  29. 1995, 22 Feb: Gottfried, Martin, New York, NY to , Jean-Claude van Itallie, Boulder, CO.
    A letter asking van Itallie for a favor trying to get some work at Southwest University with an attached note from Nancy [Spanier] forwarding this letter. TLS, 1p. with ALS, 1p., 8cm x 8cm.
  30. 1995, 25 Feb: Goldenhar, Didi to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Thank you for the use of the apartment while in New York. ALS, 1p.
  31. 1995, Feb: [van Itallie], Jake, Phoenix, AZ to Fay Hollander, Wilmington, VT.
  32. 1995, Feb: [Arfield], Larry, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
  33. [1995, Feb]: [Spanier], Nancy to Johnny [van Itallie].
  34. [1995, Feb]: Heller, Georganne Aldrich to Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
  35. 1995, 3 Mar: Meadow, Lynne to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Thank you for the Chekhov translations. TLS, 1p., 22cm x 14cm.
  36. 1995, 6 Mar: Vidal, Serge to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    [French]. ALS, [2] p.
  37. 1995, 8 Mar: Spanier, Nancy, Boulder, CO to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Congratulations on the Uncle Vanya production and wants to hear about his trip to Bali. Postcard, 12 cm x 17cm.
  38. 1995, 13 Mar: Gottfried, Martin, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    He tells Gottfried that he is no longer teaching at the University of Colorado and speaks of the Broadway production of his version of Uncle Vanya. TL, 1p.
  39. 1995, 13 Mar: Somers, Jeanne, Kent, OH to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    She writes about plans for van Itallie to visit Kent to see a production of The Serpent. TLS, 1p.
  40. 1995, 13 Mar: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Tendzin [Parsons].
  41. 1995, 14 Mar: Skinner, Kate, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    She tells van Itallie that she loved acting in his translation of Uncle Vanya. ALS, 1p., 18cm x 12 cm.
  42. 1995, 20 Mar: Morgan, Moon, Raymond, NH to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    A letter concerning his display of art work at Lesley College and how van Itallie's play Tibetan Book of the Dead influenced his art and interest that was shown by the student. ALS, [3]p. with enclosure ms., 2p, with 2 Polaroid photographs.
  43. 1995, [21 Mar]: Gildzen, Alex, Santa Fe, NM to Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
  44. 1995, 25 Mar: Shannon, Don Paul, Albany, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Congratulations on Chekhov translation review and mentions possible plans for a gay men's weekend at Shantigar next year. Notecard, 13cm x 18cm.
  45. 1995, 28 Mar: [Sherman], Floyd to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Thanks for card from Bali. He speaks of plans to fertilize trees, and will be glad to see van Itallie return (to Shantigar) in the summer. ALS, [2]p.
  46. 1995, 30 Mar: Keller, Gregory B. to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Thank you for the tea at the Guggenheim. Postcard, 10cm x 16cm.
  47. 1995, 1 Apr: Connor, Julia, Sacramento, CA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    A brief note to tell van Itallie she is thinking of him. Postcard.
  48. 1995, 6 Apr: Peaslee, Richard, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, New York, NY.
    A note including royalty for a song they wrote together and he mentions Ricky (Ian) Gordon and his planned collaboration with van Itallie. Notecard, 11cm x 15cm.
  49. 1995, 11 Apr: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to Vitaly Voulff.
    A letter responding to previous questions asked about lodging near Columbus and recent and current plans. TLS, 1p.
  50. 1995, 16 Apr: Amitin, Mark, Tel Aviv, Israel to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    News from Israel in which he comments on his work People of Nowhere and being Jewish in a Middle Eastern environment. Postcard, 12cm x 17cm.
  51. 1995, 18 Apr: Ritchie, Chuck, Kent, OH to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Ritchie asks if he remembers him as a fellow student of Roberta (Birdie) Rutkin and mentions that he will be at Kent's production of The Serpent. ALS, 1p.
  52. 1995, 18 Apr: Talbott, Harold, Marion, MA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Thanks van Itallie for letting him stay at Shantigar and he comments on Tendzin's move to Shantigar. ALS, [2]p., 20cm x 13cm.
  53. 1995, 23 Apr: Vidal, Serge, to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    [French]. ALS, [2] p.
  54. 1995, 26 Apr: Somers, Jeanne, Kent, OH to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Somers discusses the excitement of having him visit Kent to see The Serpent and enclosed copies of journal material. TLS, 1p.
  55. 1995, 26 Apr: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, New York, NY to Andy Andres, New York, NY.
    A letter outlining problems van Itallie has with the architect doing his home renovations. TLS, 2p.
  56. 1995, 28 Apr: [Levy, Elizabeth & Jacques, Aunt and Uncle], to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    [French]. ALS, [2] p.
  57. 1995, 28 Apr: Shuman, Bob, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Playwright Shuman requests information on workshops after completing a semester at the Open Center. Notecard, 15cm x 11cm.
  58. 1995, 30 Apr: Butler, Lillian, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    She speaks about plans to come to Shantigar, and the end of her relationship with Sean and her new friend. ALS, [2]p.
  59. 1995, Apr: Lisette, Prague, Czech Republic to [Jean-Claude van Itallie].
  60. 1995, 1 May: Sandler, Alice B. to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Thank you for participation in the Greenwich Village Follies. ALS, 1p.
  61. 1995, 1 May: Arfield, Larry, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Comments of play/show they saw together last week. Notecard, 17cm x 12 cm.
    1995, 2 May: [ ], Vicki to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Thank you for performing at the GVSHP's benefit. Notecard, 17cm.
  62. 1995, 5 May: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to Marianne de Pury.
    A letter in which he refers her to the Pilgrim Theater, he reflects on his life, discusses Joe Chaikin's activities, and speaks about the Tibetan Book of the Dead opera. TLS, 5p.
  63. 1995, 5 May: de Pury, Marianne to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    [French]. TLS, [3]p., (fax).
  64. 1995, 6 May: Heliczer, Klazien (widow of Piero) to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Early birthday greetings. Postcard.
  65. 1995, 8 May: Gildzen, Alex, Santa Fe, NM to Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
  66. 1995, 9 May: [Baum], Louise, Yellow Springs, OH to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    She writes of teaching at Antioch College and includes a syllabus concerning work with van Itallie. TLS, 1p. With ms., [2]p.
  67. 1995, 9 May: [Elman], Lee, Great Barrington, MA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you for the Hemingway Evening readings of The Old Man and the Sea. TLS, 1p., With enclosed photo, 9cm x 10cm.
  68. 1995, 11 May: Vidal, Serge to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    [French and English]. Notecard with ms., 13cm x 18cm.
  69. 1995, 11 May: Rutkin, Roberta, San Francisco, CA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Compliments on his workshop in San Francisco and hopes to see him at Shantigar in the winter. ALS, [2]p.
  70. 1995, 12 May: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to Hal Prince.
    After time spent together yesterday, van Itallie mentions several plays, The Traveler, Ancient Boys, and Paradise Ghetto. He thanks him for consideration of the projects. TL, 2p.
  71. 1995, 12 May: Spanier, Nancy, Boulder, CO to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    As she prepares to leave for France, Spanier sends birthday greetings and a gift. Notecard, 18cm.
  72. 1995, 14 May: Bache, Steve, Arlington, VA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    In a "catching up" letter, he asks for a referral to an agent or someone else in film or television in New York City. TLS, 1p.
  73. 1995, 17 May: Prince, Harold, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, New York, NY.
    Although he appreciates his enthusiasm, he notes that it will be a while before he is able to read all of the plays previously sent by van Itallie. TLS, 1p., 2 copies.
  74. 1995, 22 May: Prince, Hal, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, New York, NY.
    He comments on The Holy Sinner and The Odyssey, a musical version by van Itallie. TLS, 1p., 2 copies.
  75. 1995, 22 May: Armstrong, Richard, Alberta, Canada to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    A letter wishing van Itallie a happy birthday. ALS, 1p. With notecard, 11cm.
  76. 1995, 22 May: Plunka, Gene, Memphis, TN to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    News on his attempt to publish a book a van Itallie's plays and he wishes van Itallie a happy birthday. Notecard, 18cm.
  77. 1995, 25 May: van Itallie, Hugo to Jean-Claude van Itallie .
    Birthday wishes from his father and his wife, Christel. ALS, [2]p.
  78. 1995, 25 May: Amitin, Mark Hall, Tel Aviv, ISR to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    He discusses plans to return to Tel Aviv in September as the American Embassy gives him a grant. TLS, 1p., With enclosed article from the Jerusalem Post.
  79. 1995, [25] May: [Katz, Becky and Esther] to Jean-Claude van Itallie .
    Three illustrated pages with a birthday sentiment. [3]p. ill., With ill. notecard, 16cm.
  80. 1995, 27 May: Van der Ghinst, Leontine to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    [French]. ALS, [2]p.
  81. 1995, 28 May: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Harold Prince, New York, NY.
    Thanks him for the honest comments on The Odyssey and The Holy Sinner and hopes some other work will lend itself to collaboration. TL, 1p.
  82. 1995, 30 May: Hoffman, William, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    He asks about van Itallie during a series of tornadoes in the Berkshires. TL, 1p., (fax).
  83. 1995, 31 May: Mohling, Shanti Indira, Denver, CO to Jean-Claude Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    She writes of her recent graduation from medical school, her interest in holistic medicine, and her fiance. TLS, [2]p.
  84. 1995, 1 Jun: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Mark Hall Amitin.
    He writes Amitin to welcome him during his summer return to the United States, he mentions work on the house, working with Ricky Ian Gordon and Hal Prince. ALS, [2]p.
  85. 1995, 5 Jun: Spanier, Nancy, Dordogne, FR to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    She is happy that he enjoyed the meditative tapes, she offers three more and hopes collaboration with Harold Prince is successful. Postcard, 15cm x 10cm.
  86. 1995, 6 Jun: [A?], [Peter?] to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    He thanks van Itallie for a workshop two years ago at Interface that "changed his life". He request information on workshops an information for friend studying healing and theater. Notecard, 15cm x 11cm.
  87. 1995, 9 Jun: Prince, Harold, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    He comments that van Itallie's version of The Balcony is the best he has ever seen and therefore doesn't want to work on it, but says he is taking The Traveler with him to Europe. ALS, 1p.
  88. 1995, 10 June: Scheitinger, Diana and Anthony to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    Invitation to the wedding, program for the wedding ceremony of Diana Howe and Anthony Scheitinger, poem (epithalamium) written and read by Jean-Claude for the wedding of Diana Howe and Tony Scheitinger. TS. 2 p.
  89. 1995, 16 Jun: Plunka, Gene, Memphis, TN to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    He discusses articles being written about van Itallie's plays. TLS, 1p.
  90. 1995, 19 Jun: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Gene Plunka, Memphis, TN.
    Good luck with articles taken from manuscript and states he did receive Bryer's anthology. TL, 1p.
  91. 1995, 19 Jun: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Robert Wilson.
  92. 1995, [2?] Jun: Connor, Julia to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    Summer Solstice greetings. Notecard, 18cm.
  93. 1995, 27 Jun: Wilson, Robert to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Wilson requests van Itallie to send the script and music for the Tibetan Book of the Dead, for consideration to direct. TLS, [2]p. with response, AL at the end of previous letter.
  94. 1995, 5 Jul: Wilson, Robert, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you for sending the play and he will speak to Ricky Ian Gordon. TLS, 1p.
  95. 1995, 6 Jul: Butler, Lillian to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    A letter attached to material sent by van Itallie in which she enjoyed the section about his mother. ALS, 1p.
  96. 1995, 6 Jul: Vidal, Serge to van Jean-Claude Itallie.
    [French]. ALS, 3p.
  97. 1995, 10 Jul: [ ], Ken to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Author will not see van Itallie at Naropa due to his trip to Prague, but encloses two works (not attached). TLS, 1p.
  98. 1995, 10 Jul: Levy, Martine [cousin] to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    [French]. ALS, 2p.
  99. 1995, 13 Jul: Deutsch, Nick to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Deutsch would like to introduce van Itallie to a friend, Jack Welsh, who owns a book store and publishes theatrical works. Notecard, 20cm.
  100. 1995, 13 Jul: Giannone, Richard, Providence, RI to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Greetings while on vacation. Postcard, 9cm.
  101. 1995, 13 Jul: Baum, Louise, Sante Fe, NM to Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
  102. 1995, 15 Jul: Smith, Michael T., Santa Barbara, CA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Smith mentions activities in California (journalism, theater awards) and is unable to get to Charlemont this summer. ALS, 2p.
  103. 1995, 17 Jul: Mancuso, Kim to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    A letter thanking van Itallie for the workshop in June and she encloses payment (for the workshop). TLS, 1p.
  104. 1995, 24 Jul: Talbott, Harold, Marion, MA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you for the "remote hermitage" (Dodrup encampment) for Rinpoche's nine days with old students. ALS, 2p.
  105. 1995, 24 Jul: Vidal, Serge to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    [French]. ALS, 1p.
  106. 1995, 29 Jul: Gildzen, Alex, Santa Fe, NM to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Thinking of van Itallie, Gildzen writes about life in New Mexico . TLS, 1p.
  107. 1995, [ ] Aug: Butler, Lillian to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    After having a dream about van Itallie, she writes about her job as a paralegal. ALS, 1p.
  108. 1995, 9 Aug: Chakravartee, Montushi S., Jacksonville, FL to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    News of her postdoctoral Fulbright Fellowship and his position at CASTA in New York City. ALS, 1p.
  109. 1995, 19 Aug: DI Prima, Diane, San Francisco, CA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    A brief note that tells of her completion of her first volume of memoirs and an attached poem/letter about Jean-Claude's New York apartment.
  110. 1995, 20 Aug: Field, Edward, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you for the birthday card. TLS, 1p.
  111. 1995, 20 Aug: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to Louise Baum.
    A letter concerning carpeting being done at Rowe. TL, 2p.
  112. 1995, 20 Aug: Quinn, Rosemary to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Thank you for daughter's birthday card and she is excited to see van Itallie in late September. Postcard.
  113. 1995, 21 Aug: [Hood], Morag to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    The author speaks of her work, including a postponed production of The Cherry Orchard. TLS, 3p.
  114. 1995, 24 Aug: Giannone, Richard, Worchester, MA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Giannone reports seeing Bill Coco in good health and spirits. Postcard, 9cm x 14cm.
  115. 1995, 25 Aug: Welch, Bob, Boston, MA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you for the card; Welch hopes to talk more and eventually meet. Notecard, 12cm x 15cm.
  116. 1995, 26 Aug: Gordon, Ricky Ian and Grossi, Jeffery to Jean-Claude van Itallie. A brief note from Gordon and Grossi (Jeffery) thanking van Itallie for retreat (Oshrom) held at Shantigar. Notecard, 15cm.
  117. 1995, 28 Aug: [Vidal, Serge] to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Postcard, 11cm x 15cm.
  118. 1995, 28 Aug: Melnick, Adam, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    On his 29th birthday, he writes about feeling frustrated by trivial things professionally and his new project. Notecard, 11cm x 16cm.
  119. 1995, 28 Aug: de Pury, Marianne to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    TLS, 1p., (fax).
  120. 1995, 28 Aug: [ ], Clara to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    A brief note stating that they are "hurricane OK" in North Carolina and she is looking forward to seeing van Itallie during the workshop. Postcard, 10cm x 15cm.
  121. 1995, 29 Aug: Baum, Louise to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Attempting to get keys made for van Itallie, she speaks of missing the East coast and her work situation. ALS, 2p.
  122. 1995, 2 Sept: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to Ken, Prestingi(?).
    Van Itallie apologizes fore taking so long with reviewing the scripts sent previously. He asks to have help organizing a workshop in San Francisco in January. TL, 1p.
  123. 1995, 3 Sept: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to Adam,Melnick.
    He comments that Melnick sounds like he did at thirty and encourages him to "realize a dream". TL, 1p.
  124. 1995, 3 Sept: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to Diane DI Prima.
    He writes about DI Prima's memoirs and his work with his memoirs. He also mentions remodeling being done at Shantigar. TL, 2p.
  125. 1995, 4 Sept: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to Lillian Butler.
    Thanks for supportive faxes and he is looking forward to seeing her this weekend. ALS, 1p.
  126. 1995, 6 Sept: Welch, Bob, Boston, MA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Looking forward to seeing van Itallie soon. Notecard, 17cm.
  127. 1995, 11 Sept: Spanier, Nancy to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    She discusses her return from France, her father's illness, and her work as a University of Colorado professor. TLS, [2]p.
  128. 1995, 11 Sept: Vezzuso, Gerard, Brooklyn, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    An invitation to a joint photography show with Eniac Martinez. Postcard, 32cm x 14cm.
  129. 1995, 12 Sept: [Mohling], Shanti to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Thank you for the time spent together. She mentions a patient with aphasia, and comments she had a deeper understanding of his plight, due to "The Traveler". ALS, 1p.
  130. 1995, 12 Sept: de Pury, Marianne to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    [French]. Postcard, 20cm.
  131. 1995, 16 Sept: Goldenhar, Didi, Southold, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    She thanks van Itallie for the use of apartment last month. ALS, 2p.
  132. 1995, 25 Sept: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Tom Amen, Mission Viejo, CA.
    van Itallie gives advice on the staging of The Serpent for Amen's new theater group. TLS, 4p.
  133. 1995, 27 Sept: [van der Ghinst], Leontine to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    [French]. TL, 1p.
  134. 1995, 29 Sept: Amen, Tom to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Thank you for quick response to questions about staging The Serpent and hopes to see van Itallie at his workshop at the Continuum Studio. TLS, 1p.
  135. 1995, 29 Sept: Vidal, Serge to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    [French]. ALS, [2]p.
  136. 1995, 2 Oct: [Connor], Julia to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Writing from Italy, she tells of a cottage rented south of Florence. Postcard, 11cm x 16cm.
  137. 1995, 6 Oct: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Morag [Hood].
  138. 1995, 7 Oct: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to Nancy Spanier.
    Van Itallie comments on her father's illness, visiting each other, and renovations to Shantigar. He mentions his sixtieth birthday party. TL, [4]p.
  139. 1995, 7 Oct: Berenbeim, Glenn, Los Angeles, CA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you for the birthday card. Berenbeim discusses his work on the CBS series, "Touched By An Angel". Notecard, 10cm x 19cm.
  140. 1995, 10 Oct: [ ], Jack, Cape Cod, MA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Hello from Cape Cod. Postcard.
  141. 1995, 12 Oct: Spanier, Nancy, Boulder, CO to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    In response to a previous letter on October 7, she is happy with news about The Tibetan Book of the Dead. She recommends the Higgins Institute, which holistically deals with teeth. Postcard.
  142. 1995, 17 Oct: Fassett, Kaffe, New York, NY to Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
  143. 1995, 22 Oct: Meyer, Peter D [cousin], Newton, MA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Meyer comments on van Itallie's family chronology. TLS, [2]p.
  144. 1995, 22 Oct: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to Vitaly Voulff.
    Sorry to miss him while he was in the United States, van Itallie speaks of his recent activities. TLS, [2]p.
  145. 1995, 24 Oct: Gildzen, Alex to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    A letter sent to ten different people with Tennessee Williams commemorative stamps. Comments about Williams and his plays are addressed to each person. TL, [2]p.
  146. 1995, 27 Oct: Vidal, Serge to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    [French]. ALS, 1p.
  147. [1995, 27 Oct]: [Melnick], Adam to Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
  148. 1995, 27 Oct: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to Adam Melnick.
    Van Itallie has concern with accommodations for the group that Melnick plans on bringing to Shantigar "next fall". TL, [3]p.
  149. 1995, 28 Oct: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to Peter Meyer.
    A letter containing more comments on the family chronology. TL, [3]p.
  150. 1995, 3 Nov: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Alex Gildzen, Santa Fe, NM.
    A letter in which van Itallie discusses his chronology, remodeling at Shantigar, and The Tibetan Book for the Dead opera. TL, [3]p.
  151. 1995, 4 Nov: Schenkar, Joan to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    She writes of her success with the play, Fulfilling Koch's Postulate. Postcard.
  152. 1995, 6 Nov: Newgarden, Albert, Staten Island, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    A letter requesting van Itallie's signature on a copy of The Serpent and America Hurrah. ALS, [2]p.
  153. 1995, 7 Nov: Plunka, Gene, Memphis, TN to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    News about getting Plunka's book on van Itallie published and news of two articles being published currently. TLS, 1p.
  154. 1995, 13 Nov: Gildzen, Alex, Santa Fe, NM to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Gildzen gladly will help with van Itallie's memoirs and plans on seeing The Tibetan Book for the Dead opera in Houston. TLS, 1p.
  155. 1995, 22 Nov: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Gene Plunka, Memphis, TN.
    Van Itallie is excited for possible publishing of book and gives address for suggested book referees. TL, 1p.
  156. 1995, 25 Nov: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Alex Gildzen, Santa Fe, NM.
    Van Itallie writes about his hand surgery and thanks Gildzen for helping him with his memoirs. TL, 1p.
  157. 1995, 1 Dec: Gordon, Ricky Ian to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    A poem about the holidays. mss., 1p.
  158. 1995, 3 DEC: Vidal, Serge to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    [French]. ALS, [5]p.
  159. 1995, 4 DEC: Casey, Rainbow, Sheffield, MA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you for the workshop. TLS, [2]p.
  160. 1995, 4 DEC: Zeldis, Lou, Bangkok, Thailand to J.C. Van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
  161. 1995, 8 DEC: van Itallie, Rowe, MA to Doug [ ], Rowe, MA.
  162. 1995, 15 DEC: Grossi, Jeffery, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    A request for prayer on December 24th to restore his health. TLS, 1p.
  163. 1995, 15 DEC: Smith, Michael, Santa Barbara, CA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    An invitation to visit if he is coming to the West Coast. Postcard, 11cm x 14cm.
  164. 1995, 19 DEC: [Presturgi?], Ken, San Francisco, CA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Presturgi will not be in San Francisco at the same time as van Itallie. Postcard, 12cm x 16cm.
  165. 1995, 19 DEC: Deutsch, Nick, Lake Worth, FL to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Happy to see van Itallie last week and comments on van Itallie's father's failing health. Notecard, 18cm.
  166. 1995, [ ] DEC: Arfield, Larry, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Happy Holidays. 1p. ill. (digital image).
  167. 1995, 22 DEC: Baum, Louise to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Happy holidays and news of buying more land and work. Notecard, 17cm.
  168. 1995, 22 DEC: Hudig, Juke to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Holiday greetings. Notecard, 17cm.
  169. 1995, 22 DEC: Mohling, Shanti, Denver, CO to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Wishes for a peaceful solstice and a blessed new year. Postcard.
  170. 1995, 23 DEC: Wilson, Rev. Douglas, Rowe, MA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you for the workshop. TLS, 1p.
  171. 1995, 27 DEC: DI Prima, Diane, San Francisco, CA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Season's greetings. Notecard, 16cm.
  172. [1995]: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Robert Wilson.
  173. [1995]: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Gayltha Nichols.

Box 9 - Correspondence with abstracts (January -May 1996)

Folder -- Contents

  1. 1996, __ Jan: [Wilds], Royal, to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    A letter honoring poet, Zelie Stanton (d. 08/17/95) from her partner. TLS, [2]p. w/ 3p. enclosures of 4 poems.
  2. 1996, 1 Jan: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, to Carol Fox Prescott.
    Happy New Year wishes and she comments on her play, The Other Woman. TLS, 1p.
  3. 1996, 2 Jan: Meyer, Erika [cousin's daughter], Newton, MA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    New Year's Greetings and Meyer hopes to see cousin in the new year. Notecard, 14cm x 22cm.
  4. 1996, 4 Jan: Melnick, Adam, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Melnick discusses suggestions made to his theater group, speaks of a trip to Israel, and expresses interest in working at Shantigar. Notecard, 17cm.
  5. 1996, 4 Jan: Fabricant, Gwen, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
  6. 1996, 7 Jan: Chaikin, Joe, to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Postcard written at a Florida airport. Postcard, 15cm x 11cm.
  7. 1996, 9 Jan: Aaron, Joyce, West Redding, CT to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Thanks for coming to 60th birthday party and for the gift. Notecard, 12cm.
  8. 1996, 10 Jan: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, to Douglas Wilson.
    A brief history of Shantigar for a Rowe/Shantigar brochure. TL, 2p.
  9. 1996, 12 Jan: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, to Emily Hunter.
    Van Itallie writes about an argument between himself and Hunter and requests to speak about it at Naropa. TL, 1p.
  10. 1996, 17 Jan: Vidal, Serge to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    [French]. ALS, 2p.
  11. 1996, 1[?] Jan: Posnick, Michael and Eileen, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
  12. 1996, 21 Jan: [Lawrence], Steve to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Written by an acquaintance from a workshop in 1992, he asks Jean-Claude's thoughts on producing creative works about humanity when he believes humanity is meaningless. ALS, 4p.
  13. 1996, 23 Jan: [?], to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Thank you for workshop. Notecard, 13cm x 18cm.
  14. 1996, 30 Jan: Gilman, Nicholas, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico to [Jean-Claude van Itallie].
  15. 1996, 31 Jan: Melnick, Adam, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    His theater group, LITE, has Decided to stay in NYC and he reiterates that he would like to work at Shantigar. ALS, 1p.
  16. 1996, 5 Feb: Goldenhar, Didi, Southold, NY to van Jean-Claude Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Goldenhar writes of her divorce. Postcard, 11cm x 16cm.
  17. 1996, [6] Feb: Vidal, Nicole [cousin], Brussels, Belgium to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    [French]. ALS, 1p.
  18. 1996, 8 Feb: Kerremans, Charles, Ambassador, Brussels, Belgium to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    [French]. Notecard [2]p., 21cm.
  19. 1996, 9 Feb: [Miller], Joan and Jonathan, from Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    A brief letter asking for appropriate meditations to help recently Deceased father, Hugo (d. 2/7/96) pass "...through the bardo..." TLS, 1p.
  20. 1996, 9 Feb: Suskind, Joyce, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, New York, NY.
    Condolences on father's death and praise of his character. ALS, 1p.
  21. 1996, 9 Feb: Havis, Allan, La Jolla, CA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, New York, NY.
    Invitation to Chaikin Tribute at University of California (San Diego) and condolences on father's death. TLS, 1p.
  22. 1996, 9 Feb: Spanier, Nancy, Boulder, CO to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Spanier writes with concern for van Itallie and his father (unaware of his death). Postcard, 11cm x 15cm.
  23. 1996, 10 Feb: Kutlin, Rebecca, Oakland, CA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Condolences on father's death and comments on manuscript. TLS, [2]p.
  24. 1996, 11 Feb: [Jouveau-Lasnier, Gilberte, mother's cousin] to Jean-Claude van Itallie .
    [French]. ALS, [4]p.
  25. 1996, 12 Feb: Vidal, Serge, to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    [French]. ALS, [2]p.
  26. 1996, 12 Feb: Melnick, Adam, Tel Aviv, ISR to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Melnick writes of work in Israel and personal feelings of "bewilderment" and intensity since his thirtieth birthday. ALS, 2p.
  27. 1996, 13 Feb: van Bellinghen, Michel, Rhode-Saint-Genèse, Belgium to Michael van Itallie.
    [French].
  28. 1996, 15 Feb: Englebert, Annette, Paris, FR to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    [French]. Postcard, 9cm x 14cm.
  29. 1996, 16 Feb: Kutlin, Rebecca, to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Letter concerning the manuscript of the Playwright's Workbook and thank you for the thoughtfulness concerning his father's death. TL, 2p.
  30. 1996, 16 Feb: Festinger, Nancy, Brooklyn, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, New York, NY.
    Condolences on father's death. Notecard, 10cm x 13cm.
  31. 1996, 16 Feb: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Norma Sosa, New York, NY.
    A brief synopsis of father, Hugo, life for a New York Times obituary. TLS, [2]p.
  32. 1996, [17 Feb]: [Eisler], Colin to Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
  33. Thank you for touching words concerning father's death and reflections on Hugo van Itallie. TL, [2]p.
  34. 1996, 18 Feb: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, to Elizabeth and Jacques van Itallie.
    [French]. TL, [2]p.
  35. 1996, 19 Feb: Armstrong, Richard, to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Condolences on father's death and news on workshop in August. Notecard, 18cm.
  36. 1996, 2[?] Feb: Smith, Louise, to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Postcard announcing performance of Interfacing Joan at LaMama. Postcard, 12cm x 22cm.
  37. 1996, 22 Feb: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, to Steve Lawrence.
    Response to previous letter in which van Itallie states that the "...point is the process...", and the seemingly meaninglessness and emptiness of life is Deceptive. TL, [2]p.
  38. 1996, 22 Feb: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, to Royal Wilds.
    Thank you for attending father's memorial service and comments on his relationship to the late Zelie Stanton. TL, 1p.
  39. 1996, 24 Feb: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, to Adam Melnick.
    Van Itallie discusses mortality and his sixtieth birthday. He accepts Melnick's offer to work at Shantigar TL, [2]p.
  40. 1996, 24 Feb: Prince, Hal and Judy, to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Thank you for generosity concerning the Tibetan Book of the Dead opera. TL, 1p.
  41. 1996, 24 Feb: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to Joan [Schenkar].
    Brief note telling Joan that he did not receive her fax and details of busy schedule. TLS(fax), 1p.
  42. 1996, 26 Feb: [Schenkar], Joan, to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Brief note to say hello and send love. ALS, 1p., 24cm.
  43. 1996, 28 Feb: Gilman, Nicholas, San Miguel de Allende, MX to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    A letter describing funeral arrangements for Esther Gilman. TL, 1p., 3 photos, 1 notecard, 12cm x 17cm.
  44. 1996, 28 Feb: Oliver, Kay, Rowe, MA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Condolences on father's death and memories of Ms. Oliver's first meeting of the family. Notecard, 19cm.
  45. 1996, 28 Feb: Levy, Martine [cousin], to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    [French]. ALS, [2]p.
  46. 1996, 28 Feb: Prince, Harold, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Prince writes of Charley loving "this material". TLS, 1p.
  47. 1996, [Feb]: [Hager], Kristi to Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Rowe, MA.
  48. 1996, [?] Mar: [European relative of the van Itallie's?] to Michael, Nancy, Jessica, Jason and Jean-Calude [van Itallie].
    Condolences on Hugo van Itallie's death. Says Hugo "spoke with pride and affection" of his family.
    1p. holograph/ms.
  49. 1996, 2 Mar: Williams, Mrs. A.J., Potomac, MD to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    ALS,[2]p. with enclosed [2]p. copy of eulogy.
  50. 1996, 2 Mar: Gildzen, Alex, Santa Fe, NM to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Condolences on father's death and fond memories of him. ALS, 1p., 22cm.
  51. 1996, 4 Mar: Mellman, Jeffery, to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Writing from Costa Rica, Mellman discusses a student's accidental death and claims he is feeling distant from the material covered in " Healing Power of Theater" workshop. ALS, 1p., TLS, 1p. (dated 2/26/96)
  52. 1996, 4 Mar: [Wright & Kirkpatrick], Cyndi and Tim, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, New York, NY.
    Condolences on his father's death. Notecard, 19cm.
  53. 1996, 5 Mar: Lindberg, Astri, Evanston, IL to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Compliments on Hugo van Itallie's memorial service and compliments about his character. Mentions that a Mary Frank show is reflective of her loss of two children. Notecard, 20cm.
  54. 1996, 6 Mar: Harris, Cynthia, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Condolences concerning his father's death. Notecard, 20cm.
  55. 1996, 6 Mar: [ ], Diana and Tom, to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Condolences on father's death. Notecard, 14cm.
  56. 1996, 6 Mar: Spanier, Nancy and Oertel, Paul, Boulder, CO to Lillian Butler, New York, NY.
    Regretfully, they are unable to attend Jean-Claude's sixtieth birthday party. TLS, 1p.
  57. 1996, 7 Mar: Berenbeim, Glenn, Los Angeles, CA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Condolences on his father's death and hopes to see van Itallie next time he is in LA. Notecard, 10cm x 19cm.
  58. 1996, 7 Mar: Harrison, Ted, Shelburne Falls, MA to Lillian Butler, New York, NY.
    Acceptance of the invitation to attend van Itallie's sixtieth birthday celebration. Notecard, 18cm.
  59. 1996, 8 Mar: Epstein, Francis, Merion, PA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Requesting the dates of his play performances and hopes that the death of his father is becoming easier. Notecard, 12cm x 18cm.
  60. 1996, 9 Mar: Hudig, Juke, Merrigner, Holland to Lillian Butler, New York, NY.
    Unable to attend van Itallie's sixtieth birthday celebration, due to and exhibition going on at the same time. Notecard, 17cm.
  61. 1996, 9 Mar: Somers, Jeanne, Kent, OH to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    News on the processing of archival material at Kent. TLS, 1p.
  62. 1996, 10 Mar: Levy, Elizabeth and Jacques, Brussels, Belgium to Lillian Butler, New York, NY.
    Unable to attend van Itallie's 60th birthday celebration due to far distance and age. ALS,1p.
  63. 1996, 11 Mar: Worley, Lee, Boulder, CO to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    A letter expressing desire for van Itallie to teach at Naropa and mentions the time they spent together recently. ALS,[2]p.
  64. 1996, 11 Mar: de Pury, Marianne, to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Regretfully, she is unable to attend Hugo van Itallie's memorial service on 3/23/96. ALS, 1p.
  65. 1996, 13 Mar: Quinn, Rosemary, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, New York, NY.
    Announcement of Alice Misuka Quinn-Makwaia, born on 01/27/96. Notecard, 12cm x 16cm with photo.
  66. 1996, 13 Mar: Levy, Martine, to Lillian Butler.
    Thank you for the invitation, but unable to attend Jean-Claude's birthday. ALS, 1p.
  67. 1996, 13 Mar: [ ], Alan, Boston, MA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Condolences on his father's death and he is happy that van Itallie enjoyed his book. Postcard, 10cm x 15cm.
  68. 1996, 14 Mar: Havis, Allan, La Jolla, CA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, New York, NY.
    Thank you for participating in the Chaikin Symposium at UCSD. TLS, 1p.
  69. 1996, 16 Mar: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Allan Havis, La Jolla, CA.
    A correction is given in regards to van Itallie's permanent address (Rowe vs. NYC) and a request to speak to Havis about van Itallie's participation. TL, 1p.
  70. 1996, 17 Mar: Bachrach, Ruth, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Ms. Bachrach will be in Brussels at the time of his birthday party. Notecard, 10cm x 15cm.
  71. 1996, 17 Mar: Merchant, Dan, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    A brief note hoping that all is well personally and professionally. He would like to get together with van Itallie soon. ALS, 1p.
  72. 1996, 17 Mar: Schenkar, Joan, N. Bennington, VT to Lillian Butler, New York, NY.
  73. 1996, 18 Mar: Hytten, Anne-Karn, Oslo, Norway to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    A request for advice on performing his play, Bag Lady. TLS, 1p.
  74. 1996, 22 Mar: Streeter, Sandy and Dave Bernardston, MA to Lillian Butler, New York, NY.
    A note affirming attendance at van Itallie's sixtieth birthday celebration. Notecard, 18cm.
  75. 1996, 22 Mar: Elman, Lee M. and Spalding, Jill, Great Barrington, MA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    An invitation to an evening of cabaret. Notecard, 11cm x 14cm.
  76. 1996, 26 Mar: Goldenhar, Didi, New York, NY to Lillian Butler, New York, NY.
    Acceptance of the invitation to van Itallie's birthday party. Postcard, 11cm x 16cm.
  77. 1996, 27 Mar: Havis, Allan, La Jolla, CA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    More discussion of the Chaikin Symposium. TLS, 1p.
  78. 1996, 29 Mar: Berry, Prue and Wilson, Doug, Rowe, MA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Acceptance of the invitation to van Itallie's sixtieth birthday celebration. Postcard, 11cm x 14cm.
  79. 1996, 30 Mar: van Bellinghen, Michael, to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    With attached typed letter in French to Jean-Claude from Walter Loridan, 23 March, 1996.
    [French]. TLS, [5]p.
  80. [1996, Mar]: Barringer, Charlie and Théson, Belgium to Michael and Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
  81. 1996, 1 Apr: Newihgton, Nina, and McEwan, Christian to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Both will attend Jean-Claude's birthday party. Postcard, 9cm x 14cm.
  82. 1996, 6 Apr: Sullivan, Cathleen, Atlantic Highlands, NJ to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you for hospitality and best wishes. Notecard, 13cm x 18cm.
  83. 1996, 7 Apr: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Stuart Ostrow, Houston, TX.
    Unfortunately, both van Itallie and Ricky Ian Gordon feel that Ring Around the Moon should not be made into a musical. TLS, 1p. Attached to Ostrow's original message, a poem ending "When will I see a ring round the moon?" Typed Letter Signed. photocopy.
  84. 1996, 7 Apr: Field, Edward, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Field will be unable to attend sixtieth birthday party;he will be in Europe. TLS,1p.
  85. 1996, 8 Apr: Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA, to Anne-Karen Hytten, Oslo, Norway. Is pleased that she is directing his play, Bag Lady. TLS, 1p.
  86. 1996, 8 Apr: van Itallie, Jean-Claude. To Gene Plunka.
    Explains why he contracted Lillian Butler to edit Plunka's manuscript. Also points out Plunka's misuse of the term "disciple" to characterize Jean-Claude's relationship to Joe Chaikin. Asserts that the Open Theater was a relationship of equals with different functions. TLS, 2p.
  87. 1996, 11 Apr: Vidal, Serge, to Lillian Butler.
    Vidal is unable to attend sixtieth birthday party. ALS, 1p., 21cm.
  88. 1996, 11 Apr: Vidal, Serge, to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    [French]. [4]p. ALS, 21cm.
  89. 1996, 12 Apr: Leuderink-van Itallie, Mary, Vinkenbuurt, Netherlands to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    A letter requesting help for eldest son, Jasper's translation of Capote's Headless Hawk. Also, mentions father's memorial service, which they attended. ALS, [2]p.
  90. 1996, 16 Apr: Catron, Louis, E., Williamsburg, VA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    While participating on a playwrighting book review panel, he has been impressed with Jean-Claude's Playwright's Workbook. TLS, 1p.
  91. 1996, 17 Apr: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to Kristin [Linklater].
    A letter to a friend on her sixtieth birthday reflecting on the accomplishment of the milestone. TLS, 1p.
  92. 1996, 18 Apr: Soviecke, Mitch, Rowe, MA to Lillian Butler, New York, NY.
    A brief note accepting the invitation to attend Jean-Claude's sixtieth birthday celebration. Notecard, 16cm.
  93. 1996, 20 Apr: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, to Ellen Stewart.
    A list of suggested people to attend her party for Jonathan and Rosemary (Quinn-Makawia). TLS, 1p.
  94. 1996, 22 Apr: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Louis E. Catron, Williamsburg, VA.
    Van Itallie responds in kind to his previous complimentary letter and expresses desire to meet. TL, 1p.
  95. [1996, 22 Apr]: Howard, Mel, Los Angeles, CA to Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
  96. 1996, 22 Apr: van Itallie, Jean-Claude. To Mel Howard.
    Gives feedback on Howard's script A Round Trip Fare--"too many words." TL, 2p.
  97. 1996, 22 Apr: Smith, Michael T. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Has been thinking of Jean-Claude since his father's death; recalls that the death of his own father "mysteriously empowered" him. Looks forward to seeing him on Jean-Claude's birthday. TLS, 1p
  98. 1996, 23 Apr: Vidal, François, Brussels, Belgium to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    [French]. ALS, 1p., 21cm x 21 cm.
  99. 1996, 25 Apr: Laikind, Randee and Wilson, Tom, Shelburne Falls, MA to Lillian Butler, New York, NY.
    An acceptance of the invitation to van Itallie's birthday gathering, with a guest, Tom Wilson. Postcard, 18cm.
  100. 1996, 26 Apr: Sagull, Sophie [et al.], to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    An invitation with two complimentary tickets to attend a performance of Interview by the Northhampton High School Drama Club. TLS, 1p. With two tickets.
  101. 1996, 28 Apr: Virch, Claus to Lillian Butler.
    Thanks for the invitation to birthday party, but unable to attend due to previously made plans to travel. ALS, 1p.
  102. 1996, 29 Apr: van Itallie, Jean-Claude. To Mary and Jasper [Henderick?].
    Responds to their query about Truman Capote's reference to Gothic shaving mugs in the short story, "The Headless Hawk." Typed Letter.
  103. 1996, 2[?] Apr: Dorsey, Court, Colrain, MA to Lillian Butler, New York, NY.
  104. 1996, 30 Apr: Spanier, Nancy, Dordogne, France to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    News from France about her summer schedule and her current one-woman show. TLS, 1p.
  105. 1996, 30 Apr: [van der Ghinst, Leontine], to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    [French]. ALS, 1p.
  106. 1996, 30 Apr: Lebensohn, Jeremy, to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    A quick note mentioning a visit with Juke [Hudig] and Hugo van Itallie's eulogy. Postcard, 11cm x 15.
  107. 1996, 1 May: van Itallie, Jean-Claude. To David Gockley.
    Suggests a possible design for the formal announcement of The Tibetan Book of the Dead opera. Includes a black calligraphy of the Tibetan word for "bardo," meaning the transitional period between death and rebirth during which the Book should be read to a person. Typed Letter Signed. Calligraphy by Tendzin Parsons.
  108. 1996, 1 May: Plunka, Gene, Memphis, TN to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    News on Tibetan Book of the Dead manuscript progress with publishers and it's partial publication in the South Atlantic Review, Winter, 1996. TLS, 2p.
  109. 1996, 1 May: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Peggy Read, Houston, TX.
    Letter containing "additional notes' for the Tibetan Book of the Dead performance in Houston. TLS, [2]p.
  110. 1996, 1 May: Armstrong, Richard, to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Thank you for letting him stay in van Itallie's apartment, with a gift of appreciation. ALS, 1p.
  111. 1996, 1 May: Boesky, Ivan to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Thank you for Tibetan Book of the Dead for Reading Aloud and hopes to see Jean-Claude soon, after his visit with Ellen (Stewart) at LaMama. TLS, 1p.
  112. 1996, 3 May: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, to Leontine [van der Ghinst].
    [French]. TLS,1p.
  113. 1996, 3 May: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, to Michael Smith.
    Van Itallie comments on Smith's autobiographical work, Near the End. TL, 2p.
  114. 1996, 3 May: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to Nancy Spanier.
    A letter discussing renovations at Shantigar, Tibetan Book of the Dead opera in Houston and Philadelphia, and his strained relationship with Joe Chaikin after the UCSD symposium. TL, 3p.
  115. 1996, 4 May: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to Serge Vidal.
    First paragraph in French. While asserting he needs nothing materialistic, Jean-Claude says he is disturbed that his father left him no objects, clothing, or furniture from their life together. Expresses concern about the choices made by the director of his Tibetan Book of the Dead, and asserts that his plays will no longer be directed by people he does not know and trust. TL, 3p.
  116. 1996, 6 May: Feld, Merle, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    A letter detailing the death of her brother, Roger, from pancreatic cancer with an enclosed copy of his eulogy. 2p., TLS, with a [2]p. enclosure.
  117. 1996, 6 May: Somers, Jeanne, Kent, OH to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Reports on hiring a new student to work on archival collection at Kent. TLS, 1p.
  118. 1996, 7 May: Posnick, Michael and Eileen, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Condolences on his father's death and acceptance of invitation to his sixtieth birthday celebration. Notecard, 16cm.
  119. 1996, 7 May: Williams, A.J., Potomac, MA to Lillian Butler, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you for invitation to Jean-Claude's sixtieth celebration, but unable to attend . ALS, 1p., 20cm.
  120. 1996, 7 May: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Northhampton High School Drama Club.
    Thank you for invitation to performance of Interview. He apologizes for not being able to attend. TLS, 1p.
  121. 1996, 7 May: Plunka, Gene, Memphis, TN to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Thanks him for his letter and describes grieving process for his father as "a quiet process, dry and still." Says the text of his upcoming opera, Tibetan Book of the Dead, is not much different than the play version, although the directions differ from Jean-Claude's stage directions. Van Itallie would like to see Plunka's manuscript after the in-house editing. TLS, 1p.
  122. 1996, 7 May: Spanier, Nancy, Boulder, CO to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Spanier informs Jean-Claude that she will not be participating in workshops this summer, but will come visit around Thanksgiving. TLS, 1p.
  123. 1996, 8 May: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to Vicki dello Joio.
    A letter about father's death and busy schedule ever since the death. He hopes to see here during her visit to California in January (25-29). TL, 2p.
  124. 1996, 14 May: Connor, Julia, to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Birthday greeting. Notecard, 17cm.
  125. 1996, 15 May: [Baum], Louise to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Thank you for friendship and birthday greetings and gift for Jean-Claude's sixtieth. ALS, 2p., 23cm.
  126. 1996, 16 May: Chiafalo, Thom, Rowe, MA to Lillian Butler, New York, NY.
    A brief note accepting invitation to Jean-Claude's sixtieth. ALS, 1p., 9cm x 22cm.
  127. 1996, 17 May: Levy, Martine [cousin], to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    [French]. ALS, 2p.
  128. 1996, 18 May: Levy, Jacques and Elizabeth [aunt & uncle] to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    [French]. ALS, 2p.
  129. 1996, 20 May: Spahn, Kathy, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    A letter informing van Itallie that a contribution has been made by Larry Arfield for his birthday, to God's Love We Deliver.
  130. 1996, 20 May: [Armstrong], Richard to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Birthday greetings. Notecard, 12cm x 17cm.
  131. 1996, 21 May: Worley, Lee to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Thank you for the invitation to the party and best wishes on his birthday. Notecard, 16cm.
  132. 1996, 23 May: Steckel, Marie-Monique, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Had a skiing accident, but is feeling better. [French]. ALS, 1p.
  133. 1996, 24 May: Mills, Betsey, Dallas, TX to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Birthday greetings and praise of his workshop that she attended. Notecard, 14cm.
  134. 1996, 24 May: Mace, Francette (Louise) to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    ALS, 1p.
  135. 1996, 24 May: Hudig, Juke to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Birthday wishes. Postcard, 15cm.
  136. 1996, 25 May: Dempsey, Mark, Brooklyn, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    A flyer for the play, Natural Causes, from May 30-June 30, 1996.
  137. 1996, 25 May: van Bellinghen, Edith, Brussels, Belgium to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    [French]. ALS, 1p., 30cm.
  138. 1996, [25] May: Shannon, Don Paul to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Birthday wishes and praise for van Itallie's friendship. ALS, 3p.
  139. 1996, [25 May]: [Heller], Georganne to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Birthday wishes and an apology for not being at the party. Notecard, 18cm.
  140. 1996, [25 May]: [van Itallie], Christel to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Best wishes on a special birthday. Notecard, 13cm.
  141. 1996, [25 May]: Prescott, Carol Fox to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Birthday greetings from Prescott and husband, Jerome. Notecard, 17cm.
  142. 1996, [25 May]: [Hood], Morag to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Birthday greetings. Notecard, 12cm.
  143. 1996, [25 May]: [Naum, Frosina Neveuke] to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Birthday wishes. Postcard. 15cm.
  144. 1996, [25 May]: [ ], Don to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Birthday wishes. Postcard, 15cm.
  145. 1996, [25 May]: [ ], Nick to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Birthday greetings. Notecard, 11cm x 14cm, pop-up.
  146. 1996, [25 May]: Linklater, Kristin to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Belated birthday wishes and gift and thank you for the party. Notecard, 11cm x 15cm.
  147. 1996, [25 May]: [ ], Bill to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Happy birthday. Postcard.
  148. 1996, [25 May]: [Paul], Philip and Dan to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Birthday greetings and thank you for the years of friendship. Notecard, 12cm x 17cm.
  149. 1996, [25 May]: Spanier, Nancy to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Happy birthday. Notecard, 18cm.
  150. 1996, [25 May]: [Hadadi], Letha and Michael to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Birthday greetings. Notecard, 22cm.
  151. 1996, [25 May]: Dunkelberg, Kermit to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Happy birthday from Kim, Kermit, and Zoe. Notecard, 15cm.
  152. 1996, [25 May]: La Mama [Ellen Stewart]to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Happy Birthday. Notecard, 6cm x 9cm.
  153. [1996, 25 May]: [ ], Nancy, to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Happy Birthday and best wishes for the next sixty years. Notecard, 15cm.
  154. 1996, [25 May]: Rutkin, Birdy (Roberta) to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Unable to make birthday party due to sprained fingers, but sends best wishes. Notecard, 11cm x 14cm.
  155. 1996, [25 May]: Kayan, Jesse and Lester, Joe to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Congratulations on reaching a milestone in life. Notecard, 14cm x 14cm.
  156. 1996, [25 May]: [Lindberg], Astri to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Birthday greetings. Notecard, 18cm.
  157. 1996, [25 May]: Goldfarb, Peter to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Birthday wishes. Notecard, 18cm.
  158. 1996, 25 May: Makwaia, Mariana Quinn to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Drawing of a flower(?) Irregularly shaped ill., 14cm x 10cm.
  159. 1996, 25 May: Spalding, Jill to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Note on the birthday gift of a sculpture and apologizes for not atttending. Notecard, 13cm x 13cm.
  160. 1996, 25 May: Vidal, Nicole to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    [French]. ALS, 1p.
  161. 1996, 25 May: Vidal, Serge to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    [French]. ALS, [4]p., 2 copies.
  162. 1996, 25 May: Vidal, François to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Birthday greetings from François and Vanessa. TL, 1p.
  163. 1996, [25] May: Fabricant, Jonathan to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Happy 60th from Daniel, Annie, and Jonathan. Notecard, 11cm x 15cm.
  164. 1996, 25 May: Baum, Ziska to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Birthday greetings and wishes for peacefulness and happiness. Notecard, 13cm x 18cm.
  165. 1996, 25 May: Heliczer, Klazien [et al.] to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Widow and family of Piero Heliczer sends best wishes on van Itallie's sixtieth birthday.
  166. 1996, 25 May: Miller, Joan to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Best birthday wishes. Notecard, 10cm x 24cm.
  167. 1996, 25 May: Deutsch, Nick to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Happy Birthday, love and gratitude for his friendship. Notecard, 18cm.
  168. 1996, 25 May: [Meyer], Amy, Peter, Erika to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Thank you for invitation to party. Notecard, 12cm x 18cm.
  169. 1996, 26 May: Schenkar, Joan to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Happy birthday and love to Jean-Claude on this occasion. Postcard, 12cm x 17cm.
  170. 1996, 26 May: Posnick, Michael to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Birthday greetings from Michael, Eileen, and Joshua Max. Notecard, 12cm x 16cm.
  171. 1996, 28 May: Deutsch, Nick to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Thank you for birthday celebration.
  172. 1996, 28 May: [Reisner], Amy and Harvey to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Birthday greetings from Amy, Harvey, Cora, Una, and Ruby. Notecard, 17cm.
  173. 1996, 28 May: Malina, Judith and [ ], Hannon to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Happy birthday. Postcard, 11cm x 17cm.
  174. 1996, 29 May: Lindberg, Astri to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Thank you for birthday celebration and compliments on his home. Notecard, 13cm x 13cm.
  175. 1996, 30 May: Wilson, Doug, Rowe, MA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you for the party. Postcard, 16cm x 13cm.
  176. 1996, 31 May: Meyer, Peter, Newton, MA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    After van Itallie's birthday party, Meyer recalls times at Charlemont when they were children.TLS, 1p.
  177. 1996, 31 May: Prince, Charley, Houston, TX to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Best wishes on his opening. Notecard, 18cm.

Box 10 - Correspondence with abstracts (June-December 1996)

Folder -- Contents

  1. 1996?, Summer: [Van der Ghinst], Jean-Claude [Leontine van der Ghinst's grandson, named after van Itallie] to Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Two dozen photographs of a house van Itallie is helping to build for Jean-Claude in Belgium. Including a note thanking van Itallie for his financial assistance. Autographed Letter Signed.
  2. 1996, [Summer]: Katz, Esther and Becky to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    A shopping list. ALS, 1p., 21cm.
  3. 1996, 3 Jun: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Glenn Young, New York, NY.
    A letter concerning the Tibetan Book of the Dead for Reading Aloud revisions and mentions a quote by Tony Kushner to use for the Playwriting Workbook. TLS, 2p.
  4. 1996, 4 Jun: Fabricant, Gwen to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    A letter asking for a letter of recommendation to the Rockefeller Foundation to paint in Bellogio, Italy. ALS,1p., With enclosure of TLS, 1p., And 1p. "project description" ms.
  5. 1996, 4 Jun: Gildzen, Alex, Santa Fe, NM to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    A letter expressing pleasure in seeing Jean-Claude and the Tibetan Book of the Dead opera in Houston.TLS,1p.
  6. 1996, 6 Jun: Cooney, Carole, Santa Ana, CA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you for the workshop in January. Notecard, 17cm.
  7. 1996, 6 Jun: Welsh, Jack, Portland, ME to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    News of his mother's death. Postcard, 11cm by 15cm.
  8. 1996, 9 Jun: Samoff, Marjorie to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Compliments on "work you have created" (Tibetan Book of the Dead). Notecard, 12cm x 16cm.
  9. 1996, 9 Jun: Smith, Michael, Santa Barbara, CA to Jean-Claude van Itallie Rowe, MA.
    A thank you for the comments toward Near the End, and for the birthday party. TLS, 1p.
  10. 1996, 9 Jun: Freeman, Clara, Brooklyn, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Happy belated birthday. Notecard, 13cm x 18cm.
  11. 1996, 10 Jun: Van der Ghinst, Leontine, Vencimont, Belgium to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    [French]. ALS, [2]p.
  12. 1996, 10 Jun: Prince, Hal, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Compliments on the Philadelphia performance of Tibetan Book of the Dead.
  13. 1996, 10 Jun: Field, Edward, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie Rowe, MA.
    Thanks for the 72nd birthday card. Postcard, 9cm x 14cm.
  14. 1996, 11 Jun:van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Editor of the Boulder Camera, Boulder, CO.
    A letter applauding the Boulder City Council for creating an ordinance which bans cigarette smoking on stage. TLS, 1p., With enclosure 1p. TL(copy).
  15. 1996, 12 Jun:[ ], to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Comments on New York Times article and playing the piano. Postcard, 11cm x 15cm.
  16. 1996, 12 Jun: Vidal, Serge to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    [French]. ALS, [8]p.
  17. 1996, 12 Jun: Rutkin, Birdy, San Francisco, CA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you for the surprise phone call from Stephanie. Notecard, 18cm.
  18. 1996, 17 Jun: Garfield, Susan, New York, NY to Gwen Fabricant, Rowe, MA.
    A letter of recommendation for Fabricant to travel to Bellagio. TL, [2]p.
  19. 1996, 19 June: Chaikin, Joe. To Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Thinks their collaborative play would be better with a larger group of men and women than with just two men. Will pass on to the Signature Theater the article Jean-Claude sent. Autographed Letter Signed.
  20. 1996, 22 Jun: Fabricant, Gwen to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Thank you for letter of recommendation to the Rockefeller Foundation. ALS, 1p.
  21. 1996, 24 Jun: Bell, Jane, West Newton, MA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Bell comments that van Itallie was "resistant to celebrating" due to his father's death. Notecard, 13cm x 18cm.
  22. 1996, 25 Jun: Young, Glenn, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Details of mix up with complimentary tickets and tells van Itallie it is not necessary to have sample of "Playwriting text" for ATHE. TLS,1p.
  23. 1996, 27 Jun: Somers, Jeanne, Kent, OH to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    News on a Library Science student to help with archival collection. TLS, 1p.
  24. 1996, 28 Jun: Levy, Jacques to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    [French]. ALS, [2]p.
  25. 1996, 28 Jun: Sweeney, Deborah Taylor, San Francisco, CA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, New York, NY.
    A package containing a sympathy card from Sweeney, a note from father's wife, Christel and a poem about Hugo van Itallie. Notecard, 13cm x 18cm, 1p., ALS, 23cm., TL, 1p., 22cm.
  26. 1996, 28 Jun: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Glenn Young, New York, NY.
    Apologizes for the mix-up in Philadelphia and asks if there is still interest in the Tibetan Book of the Dead for Reading Aloud art book although Philadelphia performance was not true to his vision. TLS, 1p.
  27. 1996, 28 Jun: Chaikin, Joseph, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
  28. 1996, 1 Jul: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to Serge Vidal.
    Tells him about his birthday party--"a good thing to have" but "strange too." Informs him of poor directing in his opera, and also of an upcoming Shantigar workshop. [French and English]. TL, [4]p.
  29. 1996, 1 Jul: Butler, Lillian to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Apologizes for not being in touch lately, due to work schedule. ALS, 1p.
  30. 1996, [1] Jul: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to Lillian Butler.
    Note telling her to call anytime. ALS, 1p.
  31. 1996, 2 Jul: van der Ghinst, Leontine, Vencimont, Belgium to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    [French]. ALS, [2]p.
  32. 1996, 8 Jul: [Freeman], Clara to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    News of trip to Indonesia. Postcard, 12cm x 17cm.
  33. 1996, [1?] Jul: MacLeod, Wendy, Gambier, OH to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    News on her play, The House of Yes, being made into a movie funded by Steven Spielberg's Playwright's Horizons. She also offers to help with anything at Shantigar. TLS, 1p.
  34. 1996, 17 Jul: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Wendy MacLeod, Gambier, OH.
    News on Shantigar, Tibetan Book of the Dead, and father's death. TL, 1p.
  35. 1996, 17 July: van Itallie, Jean-Claude. To Jeanne Somers.
    Says prospective student to catalog his papers, Shelly Ni Tuama, sounds interesting, and to go ahead with the project. TL, 1p.
  36. 1996, 23 Jul: Reinholt, George, Essington, PA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    A letter asking for financial help by quoting Acts 20:30-35. TL, 1p., 23cm x 30cm.
  37. 1996, 25 Jul: Gildzen, Alex, Santa Fe, NM to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Suggestions on material sent to Gildzen for publishing. He suggests material be divided into two books. TLS, 1p.
  38. 1996, 26 Jul: Janess, Morgan to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Happy Belated Birthday and congratulations on Shantigar.
  39. 1996, 29 Jul: Grossi, Jeffery, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Written three days before his death on August 1, 1996, Grossi thanks van Itallie for the prayer letters. TLS (with handwritten note from Grossi's partner, Ricky Ian Gordon), 1p., With enclosure, 1p. Mss (Poem by Grossi titled Mist) and memorial service program, 22cm.
  40. 1996, 30 Jul: Sherman, Floyd to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Sherman writes about finds trees for construction of railing. ALS, 1p., 22cm.
  41. 1996, [ ] Aug: Smith, Louise to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Comments on recorded writings. ALS, [2]p.
  42. 1996, [2] Aug: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to George Reinholt.
    In response to previous letter, van Itallie asks him to be more direct about his request for financial help. ALS (fax), 1p.
  43. 1996, 2 August: Chaikin, Joseph. To Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Sends a new itinerary. Is busy and hopes Jean-Claude is feeling well.
  44. 1996, 4 Aug: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to Louise Smith.
    Letter commenting on previously mentioned recordings of her work. TLS, [2]p.
  45. 1996, 5 Aug: Good, Barbara K., Lititz, PA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you for the early draft of the Playwriting Workbook. TLS, 1p.
  46. 1996, 6 Aug: Berenbeim, Glenn, Los Angeles, CA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Apologizes for not being able to attend sixtieth birthday and includes a gift. He mentions working for "Touched by an Angel." ALS, 1p. 27cm.
  47. 1996, 6 Aug: Morgan, Moon to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    Thanks for time spent together and offers to be an "audience" for developing work. Postcard, 10cm x 15cm.
  48. 1996, 6 Aug: Daliers-Hoffman, Martine to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    [French]. ALS, [2]p.
  49. 1996, 9 Aug: DI Prima, Diane, San Francisco, CA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Congratulations on the announcement of the first Shantigar workshop and offers to teach if everything works out. Postcard, 11cm x 15cm.
  50. 1996, 9 Aug: Barringer, Mary, Springfield, MA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
  51. 1996, 10 Aug: Reinholt, George, Essington, PA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Reinholt clarifies that he was asking for money in the previous letter, but not to feel obligated. TLS, 1p.
  52. 1996, 12 Aug: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Court [Dorsey], and John [ ].
    van Itallie speaks about a conversation had that night and elaborates on their interest in doing Guys Dreamin'. TL, 3p.
  53. 1996, 15 Aug: Catron, Louis E., Williamsburg, VA, to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Catron was pleased to meet van Itallie at the ATHE convention and was flattered by his compliments. TLS, 1p.
  54. 1996, 15 Aug: Gordon, Ricky Ian to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    An open letter to friends about his lover's death (Jeffery Grossi) and his sense of Grossi still being around him. TLS, 1p.
  55. 1996, 16 Aug: Zeisling, Lucinda, Portland, ME to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you for time spent at Shantigar. Postcard, 10cm x 15cm.
  56. 1996, 22 Aug: Gordon, Ricky Ian to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    In a visit cut short by Gordon's grief, he thanks van Itallie for the day and night spent with him. ALS, 1p., 8cm x 8cm.
  57. 1996, 23 Aug: Vidal, Serge, to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    [French]. ALS, [5]p.
  58. 1996, 27 Aug: Zeldis, Lou, Santa Monica, CA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    A brief note asking how van Itallie's year has been and news that he is in Los Angeles, but soon to be in Bali. ALS, 1p.
  59. 1996, 2 Sept: Chamberlain, Edna D. to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Thank you for visit to Davenport Road and compliments on the excellent maintenance and renovations made to the farm since her family lived there. ALS, 1p., 20 cm.
  60. 1996, 9 Sept: Bell, Jim, London, Canada to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    News about workshops with Richard Armstrong and Carol Fox Prescott and thanks for tour of Shantigar. ALS, [3]p., 23cm. And notecard, 13cm.
  61. 1996, 11 Sept: Arfield, Larry, Brooklyn, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Postcard in which he likens a Japanese actor to himself. Postcard, 15 cm. Thank you for the birthday gift and conversation about books and poetry read recently. ALS, [3]p.
  62. 1996, 13 Sept: Chaikin, Joe, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Brief note sending a new itinerary. He mentions that things are changing for him. ALS, 1p.
  63. 1996, 18 Sept: Butler, Lillian to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Thank you for last weekend at work. ALS, 1p.
  64. 1996, 19 Sept: Melnick, Adam, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you for the cleansing and healing time spent at Shantigar this summer. He comments on suggestions made concerning his writing made by van Itallie. ALS, 4p., 22cm.
  65. 1996, 22 Sept: Armstrong, Richard to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Thank you for gift of bowl and dealing with "bank mistake". TL (fax), 1p.
  66. 1996, 26 Sept: Baum, Louise, Santa Fe, NM to Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
  67. 1996, 2 Oct: Smith, Louise, Yellow Springs, OH to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Comments on her "Woyzbeck" project and says that teaching at Antioch has been dampened by politics and financial problems. ALS, [2]p.
  68. 1996, 3 Oct: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to Lillian Butler.
    Van Itallie mentions revisions to Playwright's Workbook. ALS, [2]p. with enclosure, 5p. typed ms.
  69. 1996, 4 Oct: Kutlin, Rebecca to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Invitation to do a weekend of workshops in February in Oakland, CA. Also, the letter contains news on the progress of her writing. ALS, [3]p.
  70. 1996, 5 Oct: Spanier, Nancy, Boulder, CO to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Due to teaching opportunity in France, she will be unable to come to Shantigar for Thanksgiving. TLS, 1p.
  71. 1996, 8 Oct: Oehmke, Ted, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you for time spent during Jan and Shirley's visit and requests to be put on the mailing list for workshops. Notecard, 11cm x 16cm.
  72. 1996, 10 Oct: Merchant, Dan to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Thank you for weekend and hopes van Itallie has a terrific show. ALS, 1p.
  73. 1996, 16 Oct: Gildzen, Alex, Santa Fe, NM to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    News of seeing Louise Baum. TLS, 1p.
  74. 1996, 20 Oct: Mancuso, Kim to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Thank you for everything. AL, 1p.
  75. 1996, 20 Oct: Melnick, Adam to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Thanks for hospitality and best wishes on upcoming performance. ALS, 1p.
  76. 1996: 20 Oct: Butler, Lillian to JC [van Itallie].
  77. 1996, 23 Oct: Lloyd, Shirley to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    A gift of prayer banners from Katmandu and photos. ALS, 1p, 22cm.
  78. 1996, 25 Oct: Vidal, Serge to Jean-Claude van Itallie .
    [French]. ALS, 1p. (Fax).
  79. 1996, 28 Oct: Schenkar, Joan, Paris, FR to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    She writes of how much she loves France and would like to live there indefinitely. Postcard, 15cm.
  80. 1996, 28 Oct: Spanier, Nancy, Boulder, CO to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    She tells a story about both she and Wendy's back "going out" at the same time. Postcard, 11cm x 15cm.
  81. 1996, 30 Oct: Chaikin, Joe, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Notes on working on "Aging" project. ALS, 1p., 23cm.
  82. 1996, 30 Oct: Thompson, Sophia, Denver, CO to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you for the birthday message and news of school and work. ALS, [2]p.
  83. 1996, [ ], Nov: [van der Ghinst], Leontine to Jean-Claude van Itallie .
    [French]. ALS, 15cm.
  84. 1996, 3 Nov: Dunkelberg, Kermit to Jean-Claude van Itallie .
    Thank you for visit with family at Shantigar and conversation about America Hurrah. ALS, 1p.
  85. 1996, 5 Nov: Spanier, Nancy, Denver, CO to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    She wishes van Itallie a wonderful trip to Belgium and congratulates him on his good reviews. Postcard, 11cm x 15cm.
  86. 1996, 6 Nov: Joio, Vicki Dello, Oakland, CA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Looking forward to seeing van Itallie in February, she comments on frustrating time with creative endeavors and teaching. TLS, [2]p.
  87. 1996, 12 Nov: Gordon, Ricky Ian, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Still overwhelmed with grief, Gordon reflects on the loss of Jeffery Grossi and remembers a meaningful time at Shantigar. Postcard, 12cm x 16cm.
  88. 1996, 14 Nov: Kolin, Phillip C, Hattiesburg, MS to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    A request for van Itallie to be a member of a "Playwright's Forum" concerning Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman to be published in "Michigan Quarterly Review". TLS, 1p.
  89. 1996, [ ] Nov: Vidal, Serge to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    An invitation in French to an eightieth birthday celebration for Jacques Levy, Jean-Claude's uncle, in Brussels. TL, 1p., and 1p. Holograph
  90. 1996, 18 Nov: O' Neill, Rob, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    A letter clarifying that he would like to teach in August at Shantigar and news of his performances, which went well. ALS, [2]p., 22cm.
  91. 1996, 20 Nov: Arfield, Larry to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Thank you for the gifts and wonderful weekend. Notecard, 18cm.
  92. 1996, 22 Nov: Chaikin, Joe, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    He speaks about his next book, The Presence of the Actor, and its dedication to Simon Brook. He mentions wanting to collaborate on a project with older men and women. ALS, 1p., 23cm.
  93. 1996, 24 Nov: Guss, Ava, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    She refers to a previous conversation about the word, "Avocado". ALS, [2]p., 20cm.
  94. 1996, 25 Nov: Schenkar, Joan, Paris, France to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    She congratulates van Itallie on performing. Postcard, 11cm x 15cm.
  95. 1996, [ ] DEC: Hudig, Juke to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    A postcard stating, " everything is changing, the light continues to stay...". Postcard, 11cm x 15cm.
  96. 1996, 2 DEC: Long, Beverly, Chapel Hill, NC to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    A letter requesting permission to perform The Traveler and an invitation to attend the workshop performances. ALS, 1p. And TL(flyer), 1p.
  97. 1996, 9 DEC: Armstrong, Richard, Kent, England to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    A letter explaining why he will be unable to teach at Shantigar this upcoming summer (his mother and sister's health). ALS, [2]p.
  98. 1996, 12 DEC: Plunka, Gene A., Memphis, TN to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
  99. 1996, 13 DEC: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to Beverly Whitaker Long.
    van Itallie grants permission to use The Traveler and would like to attend, if possible. He leaves his assistant's phone number to verify her production company is using the latest version. ALS, 1p.
  100. 1996, 13 DEC: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to Don Atwood.
    Van Itallie reluctantly agrees to change his grade in a workshop at Naropa from a "B+" to an "A-". TL, 1p.
  101. 1996, 15 DEC: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to John Whitehouse Cobb, Boulder, CO.
  102. 1996, 18 DEC: Bell, Jim, London, Ontario to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
  103. 1996, [?] DEC: Connor, Julia, Sacramento, CA to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Solstice greetings and news of the death of Jim's son . Postcard, 15cm.
  104. 1996, [ ] DEC: [Kuharsky], Allen to Jean-Claude van Itallie.
    Season's greeting and news of the published article about Joe's work with playwrights and dramaturgs. Notecard, 11cm x 22cm.
  105. 1996, 26 DEC: [van der Ghinst], Jean-Claude (Leontine's grandson), Belgium to Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
  106. 1996, 27 DEC: Arfield, Larry, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you for solving the mystery of the missing cup. Postcard, 11cm x 15cm.
  107. 1996, 27 DEC: Chaikin, Joe, New York, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    He informs van Itallie that he will be gone from New York City for three months. Notecard, 13cm x 18cm.
  108. 1996, 28 DEC: Morrison, Carol to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    She speaks to van Itallie about her mother's health. She discusses work and includes a radio show demo tape. She also apologizes for anytime she was ever inconsiderate to him. TLS, [3]p.
  109. 1996, 29 DEC: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to Allen, [Kuharsky].
    van Itallie enjoyed his article over all, but he wanted to make a few small corrections. ALS, [2]p.
  110. 1996, 30 DEC: Butler, Lillian, Brooklyn, NY to Jean-Claude van Itallie, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you for Christmas presents and time spent together on Christmas Eve. Notecard, 10cm x 13cm.
  111. 1996, DEC: [ ], Clara to Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
  112. [1996]: [ ], Ted to Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
  113. [1996]: Linklater, Kristin to Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
  114. [1996]: Dempsey, Mark, Brooklyn, NY to Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
  115. [1996]: van Itallie, JC to Lillian Butler.

Box 11 - Correspondence with abstracts (January-June 1997)

Folder -- Contents

  1. 1997, 2 Jan: Vidal, Serge, Brussels, Belgium, to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    [French]. 1p. ALS
  2. 1997, 4 Jan: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Morrison, Carol.
    Van Itallie Declines offer to work on book about Morrison's mother, and to critique radio demo tape. He gives the advice of (one's) "...first thought, best thought..." [3] p. TL.
  3. 1997, 4 Jan: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to van der Ghinst, Jean-Claude.
    [French]. 2p. TL.
  4. 1997, 5 Jan: van Itallie, Nancy, New York, New York to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you for the gift of a cameo brooch. Notecard,10 cm x 13 cm.
  5. 1997, 5 Jan: Van Allyn, Abigail, Berkeley, CA to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Interest in participation for the Dharma Art series on the West coast. Notecard, 10 cm by 18 cm.
  6. 1997, 6 Jan: Vidal, François, Brussels, BEL to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    [French]. 1p. ALS (fax).
  7. 1997, 7 Jan: Prescott, Carol Fox, New York, NY to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Attachment concerning Prescott's new work. Postcard, 16 cm.
  8. 1997, 13 Jan: Gimbel, David, New York, NY to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you for gift. Postcard, 11 cm x 16 cm.
    1997, 14 Jan: Kuharski, Allen, Swarthmore, PA to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Season's greetings and thanks for comments on article. Notecard, 15 cm.
  9. 1997, 14 Jan: Hudic, Juke, to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Note to inform van Itallie of her "code number" for mailing. Postcard, 11 cm x 15 cm.
  10. 1997, 17 Jan: Fabricant, Gwen, New York, New York to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you for a lovely visit. 1 p., ALS.
  11. 1997, 20 Jan: Spanier, Nancy, Boulder, CO to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you for financial donation to her dance group. She also mentions a student, Don Atwood, who is attempting to take her Intermediate Dance Composition. 1 pg. TLS.
  12. 1997, 20 Jan: Scheitinger, Diana and Tony to [van Itallie, Jean-Claude].
  13. 1997, 21 Jan: Pinna, Lenny, Euclid, OH to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you for van Itallie's recommendation for the Drama League's Directing Project and praise after his production of "The Serpent" at Kent State University. 2 pgs. TLS.
  14. 1997, 22 Jan: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Vidal, François, and Benozzi, Vanessa, Brussels, Belgium.
    [French]. 1 pg. TL.
  15. 1997, 22 Jan: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to Dunkelberg, Kermit.
    Congratulations on a well written paper concerning the premier of "America Hurrah". 1 pg. TL.
  16. 1997, 22 Jan: [Posnick], Michael and Eileen, New York, NY to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you for the gift. Postcard, 11 cm x 15 cm.
  17. 1997, 24 Jan: Wilson, Robert, New York, NY to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    New Year's greetings. Postcard, 9 cm x 14 cm.
  18. 1997, 25 Jan: Kuharski, Allen, Swarthmore, PA to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Kuharski asks for advice on play translations. 1 pg. TLS.
  19. 1997, 27 Jan: Cobb, John Whitehouse, Boulder, CO to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    A letter in response to van Itallie's comments on the "administrative" burden at Naropa. [2]p., TLS.
  20. 1997, 28 Jan: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Harty, Eric.
    Van Itallie was unable to retrieve photos on a computer diskette. He also speaks of his life and wishes to keep in touch with Harty. [3]p., TL.
  21. 1997, 28 Jan: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Danforth, Roger, New York, NY.
    Recommendation for Lenny Pinna to the Drama League. Van Itallie claims that Pinna's Kent production of "The Serpent" was "the most moving since the Open Theater's production." 2 p. TL.
  22. 1997, 29 Jan: Vidal, François and Benozzi, Vanessa, Brussels, BEL to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    [French]. 1p. TLS, with digital image.
  23. 1997, 30 Jan: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Cobb, John, Boulder, CO.
    Van Itallie writes that he has a new appreciation for "...population/administrative problems" at Naropa.1p., TL.
  24. 1997, 30 Jan: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to McWilliams, Spencer, Boulder, CO.
    Letter concerning a dispute about a student's grade. 1p., TL.
  25. 1997, 6 Feb: Spanier, Nancy, Boulder, CO to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    General greetings and news concerning Naropa. Postcard, 11cm by 15cm.
  26. 1997, 10 Feb: Chaikin, Joe, San Francisco, CA to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Chaikin writes about seeing Nancy Meyer, medical tests, and casting a Beckett play, "Stories and Texts for Nothing" [2]p., ALS.
  27. 1997, 10 Feb: Guy-Danse, Elizabeth to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    [French]. [2]p., ALS.
  28. 1997, 11 Feb: Kutlin, Rebecca, Oakland, CA to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Venice, CA.
    A letter describing the workshop she attended on Sunday with attached work. 1p., TLS with [2]p. enclosure
  29. 1997, 26 Feb: Vidal, François and Bennozzi, Vanessa, Brussels, BEL to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    [French]. 1p., TLS.
  30. 1997, 28 Feb: Johnson, Stephanie, Berkeley, CA to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you for the valuable workshop and she expresses a desire to work with van Itallie professionally. Postcard, 11cm by 16cm.
  31. 1997, [] Mar: Katy, Esther, to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    A child's drawings of the sky, sun, and a woman. [3]p. ill.
  32. 1997, 2 Mar: Warren-White, Nat, Brookline, MA to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Warren-White requests van Itallie's thoughts concerning his New Theater Conservatory production of "The Serpent". Notecard, 12cm by 17cm.
  33. 1997, 11 Mar: Miller, Joan to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    News of becoming a mother to Delek Gyamtso on March 2, 1997. 1p email printout, 1p. birth announcement.
  34. 1997, 17 Mar: Carson, Linda, Big Sur, CA to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    A note that expresses her pleasure with the Esalen dream workshop and desire to take any writing workshops that may be offered. Notecard, 13cm by 17cm.
  35. 1997, 18 Mar: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, to Hood, Morag.
    Van Itallie speaks about the West coast, the pleasure of teaching, and tooth extraction. [4]p., TL.
  36. 1997, 18 Mar: Brown, Jenny, NY, NY to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you for the time spent together and Brown wishes to be notified of performances and workshops. Postcard, 11cm by 15cm.
  37. 1997, 20 Mar: Stewart, Nancy, Big Sur, CA to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    A note expressing her enjoyment of the Esalen workshops. Notecard, 17cm.
  38. 1997, 20 Mar: Hart-Browne, Harry, Topanga, CA to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    A letter about his recent performances and collecting stories for "Special Delivery". 1p., TLS.
  39. 1997, 20 Mar: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Davidson, Gordon and Puzo, Madeline, Los Angeles, CA.
    A letter of proposal outlining the "Aging" project ("Older"). Includes cast list and with listing of supporting members and roles [2]p TL.
  40. 1997, 28 Mar: Peaslee, Richard, New York, NY to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    Thanks for the copy of letter to Gordon Davidson and reinforces role in "Aging" project, barring any scheduling conflicts. 1p. ALS.
  41. 1997, 30 Mar: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to [Gimbel], W[endy].
  42. 1997, 1 Apr: Posnick, Michael to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    Thank you for a response to writing, "I'll Be There". Notecard, 12cm x 16cm.
  43. 1997, 4 Apr: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Gottesman, David and Glick, Alan, New York, New York.
    A letter discussing van Itallie's Decision to not invest with First Manhattan, founded by his father, due to lack of discretion on ethical issues with corporations. 1p TL with enclosed notes.
  44. 1997, 5 Apr: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Quinn, Rosemary, New York, NY.
    Another request for Quinn to stay involved with the "Aging" project (i.e."Coming of Age," "Older"). He mentions his recent move from First Manhattan to Smith Barney. 2p. TL.
  45. 1997, 6 Apr: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Young, Glenn, New York, NY.
    A letter containing quotes from famous/influential people concerning van Itallie's work. Also, notes for catalogue use for Playwright's Handbook. [4]p. TLS.(2 copies)
  46. 1997, 9 Apr: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Kolin, Phillip, Hattiesburg, MI.
    A response to a request for comments on Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman". [2]p.TL.
  47. 1997, 15 Apr: Buhler, Pierre, New York, NY to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
  48. 1997, 16 Apr: Prescott, Carol Fox, New York, NY to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
  49. 1997, 17 Apr: [Lawrence], Steve to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Discusses problems with recent efforts to organize groups and lead people. He mentions his hospice work as spiritually strengthening. 2p. TLS.
  50. 1997, 18 Apr: Jouveau-Lasnier, Gilberte to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    [French]. 1 p. ALS.
  51. 1997, 19 Apr: [?] to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    Details of a dream where van Itallie makes the author a stage assistant. 1 p. ALS.
  52. 1997, 22 Apr: Meyer, Peter, Brussels, BEL to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Postcard detailing family gossip and suggesting a van Itallie, Levy, Vidal, and Meyer family reunion at Charlemont in 1998. Postcard, 11cm x 15cm.
  53. 1997, 24 Apr: Jouveau-Lasnier, Gilberte to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    [French]. Postcard, 11cm by 15cm.
  54. 1997, 26 Apr: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to [Lawrence], Steve.
    Discusses summer Shantigar sessions, leadership, and vision in theater. [4]p. ALS.
  55. 1997, 30 Apr: Lawrence, Steve, Roxbury, MA to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Postcard for a benefit for an independent film, "Earl the Guest". Postcard, 10cm x 16cm.
  56. 1997, 30 Apr: Dello Joio, Vicki, Oakland, CA to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you for the birthday wishes. Notecard, 11cm x 14 cm.
  57. 1997, 2 May: Gildzen, Alex, Santa Fe, NM to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Compliments on Alan Ginsberg's tribute by van Itallie and details a planned trip to Shantigar on the 28th. 1 p. ALS.
  58. 1997, 5 May: de Pury, Marianne to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    [French]. 1 p. TLS.
  59. 1997, 10 May: Smith, Louise, Yellow Springs, OH to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    A thank you for help with playwriting and she details her trip to Blackfeet Indian Reservation. Notecard, 18cm.
  60. 1997, 16 May: Klimberg-Salter, Deborah, Vienna, Austria to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    She spoke to Thames and Hudson Publishing and they "do not publish books like that...", but encourages them to continue searching for a publisher for "art editions relating to theatrical works". 1p. TLS.
  61. 1997, 16 May: Warren-White, Nat, Brookline, MA to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Warren-White asks van Itallie if he may alter script from a scene involving the JFK assassination to a domestic violence scene which has pertinence to cast member's life. Notes Fritz de Boer's (Wesleyan professor) death. [3]p TLS.
  62. 1997, 17 May: Chaikin, Joe, NY, NY to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Chaikin wants to know if they are still going to Los Angeles to work on "Aging" project and tells of plans to visit after June 15. 1p. ALS, 18 cm.
  63. 1997, 19 May: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Warren-White, Nat, Brookline, MA.
    van Itallie stress that he does not give permission to change play and to notify him if there are problems with his Decision. [2]p. TL.
  64. 1997, 19 May: [Virch], Claus, Paris, France to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
  65. 1997, 20 May: Armstrong, Richard to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    Birthday greetings. Postcard, 13cm x 16cm.
  66. 1997, 20 May: Vidal, François and Vanessa, Brussels, BEL to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Birthday greetings. Postcard, 11cm x 15cm.
  67. 1997, 21 May: Spanier, Nancy, Dordogne, FR to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Birthday wishes. Postcard, 11cm x 15cm.
  68. 1997, 21 May: Rutkin, Birdie to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    She writes of a change in plans to meet for voice lessons. [2]p. ALS.
  69. 1997, 22 May: Sweeting, Steve, NY, NY to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Returning three original tapes of van Itallie and thanks for being at Shantigar this past week. 1p. TLS.
  70. 1997, [25] May: Arfield, Larry to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    Birthday greetings. Postcard, 11cm by 15cm.
  71. 1997, 27 May: Warren-White, Nat, Brookline, MA to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    He apologizes for taking liberties with text and agrees to show domestic violence piece before performance of "The Serpent" and thanks him for thoughts on de Boer. [2]p TLS.
  72. 1997, 1 Jun: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA, to Butler, Lillian, Ireland.
    He asks whether she received email carbon copy of letter sent to Deborah Salter-Klimburg and asks if everything is green in Ireland. 1p email.
  73. 1997, 1 Jun: Carse, Tim, Rowe, MA, to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Congratulations on his recent performances. Postcard, 11cm by 15 cm.
  74. 1997, 4 Jun: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA, to Young, Glenn, NY, NY.
    Notes on the editing of the "Playwright's Handbook". [5]p TL.
  75. 1997, 6 Jun: Fabricant, Gwen, NY, NY, to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Belated birthday wishes and she expresses a desire to speak of see van Itallie soon. Postcard, 14cm.
  76. 1997, 11 Jun: Auerbacher, Ron Punit, San Diego, CA to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Auerbacher mentions that Charles Lago may be interested in producing his show on the West coast. Postcard, 12cm x 17cm.
  77. 1997, 15 Jun: Chaikin, Joe, New York, NY to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Chaikin is attempting to reach Nick Deutsch (successful) and Bill Coco (unsuccessful). 1p ALS.
  78. 1997, 17 Jun: de Pury, Marianne, to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    [French]. Postcard, 11cm x 15 cm.
  79. 1997, 18 Jun: Dello Joio, Vicki, Oakland, CA to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    A note to say hello and "send some love". 1p. ALS.
  80. 1997, 22 Jun: Vidal, Nicole, Brussels, BEL to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    [French]. Postcard, 11cm x 15 cm.
  81. 1997, 22 Jun: Melchior, Peter, Lyons, CO to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    News of summer and a small collection of four poems. 1p. TLS, 4p. TL enclosure.
  82. 1997, 24 Jun: Malina, Judith, New York, NY to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you for the contribution to the Living Theatre. Notecard, 9cm x 11cm.
  83. 1997, 26 Jun: Posnick, Michael, New York, NY to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you for the summer workshop information about Shantigar. Postcard.
  84. 1997, 26 Jun: Gildzen, Alex, Santa Fe, NM to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you note for the video taped performance. 1p. TLS.
  85. 1997, 28 Jun: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Rafalowitz, Mira.
    Van Itallie has concerns about hiring Mira's friend, Judith, as a "writer", but would feel better hiring her in another role, if finances allow. 1p TL (email), 2 copies.
  86. 1997, 30 Jun: DI Prima, Diane, San Francisco, CA to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    She reports that she is finally recovering from pneumonia. Postcard,11cm x 15cm.

Box 12 - Correspondence with abstracts (July-December 1997)

Folder -- Contents

  1. 1997, 1 Jul: Boesky, Ivan, Los Angeles, CA to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you for including him on mailing list and hopes to see or speak to van Itallie when he is in California. 1p TL.
  2. 1997, 3 Jul: Rickner, Robert, Norman, OK to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Rickner wants to visit van Itallie, but is unable to attend any Shantigar programs due to his mother and his own health. Notecard, 18cm.
  3. 1997, 5 Jul: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to [Boesky], Ivan.
  4. 1997, 7 Jul: Makwaia, Mariana Quinn to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    "I love you" note and drawing of two people. 18cm x 13cm ill.
  5. 1997, 9 Jul: Vidal, Serge, Switzerland to van Itallie, Jean-Claude. [French].
  6. 1997, 9 Jul: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA, to Vidal, Serge.
    Comments on Vidal becoming a grandfather and news about the family reunion. [French/English]. [3]p TLS.
  7. 1997, 9 Jul: Rosenfeld, Claire, New York, NY, to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Wishing van Itallie a happy summer and best wishes for Shantigar's activities. Notecard, 9cm x 14 cm.
  8. 1997, 10 Jul: [Vidal, Serge] to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    [French]. [5]p ALS (fax).
  9. 1997, 14 Jul: Russell, Howard, Dallas, TX to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you for his friendship, acceptance, and tolerance. Notecard, 14cm.
  10. 1997, 17 Jul: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, to Aaron, Joyce.
    Reflections on last night's Double Edge Theater's performance and the "lack of heart" in the performance, contrary to Joe's (Chaikin) claim. 1p email.
  11. 1997, 18 Jul: Field, Edward, London, England to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Return of birthday greetings and an invitation to visit him in London. Postcard, 9cm x 14 cm.
  12. 1997, 18 Jul: Malina, Judith and [ ], Hannon, Rome, Italy to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Charlemont, Mass.
  13. 1997, 19 Jul: Capeci, Annie, Brooklyn, NY to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    [French]. 13cm.
  14. 1997, 20 Jul: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Vreeland, David, MA.
    A letter discussing "red tape" problems concerning the barn's renovations. [2]p TL.
  15. 1997, 23 Jul: Lathim, Rod, Los Angeles, CA to Anderson, James, and Figley, Karl Sacramento, CA to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    A letter to Anderson and Figley inviting van Itallie's participation in the American Theater and Accessibility Conference with the play, "Dumb Struck," in Los Angeles. [2]p TLS.
  16. 1997, 24 Jul: McGhee, Anastasia, Berkeley, CA to Butler, Lillian, NY, NY.
    A letter from North Atlantic Books expressing interest in the "Tibetan Book of the Dead" project and possibly meeting to discuss the project.
  17. 1997, 28 Jul: Chaikin, Joe, New York, NY to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    A short note detailing his day and expressing desire to do "Older" workshops in Los Angeles. 1p ALS.
  18. 1997, 31 Jul: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to van den Huevel, Wendy.
    While looking through his parents belongings, van Itallie found a note with one of Wendy's relatives well wishes for his parent's upcoming marriage. [2]p ALS (fax).
  19. 1997, 2 Aug: Williams, Claude, to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    [French]. Postcard, 11cm x 15cm.
  20. 1997, 3 Aug: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, to Quinn, Rosemary.
    News of being on the West coast, work with Guys Dreamin' rehearsals, and the Tibetan Book of the Dead (performances and book). Also, included in this letter is business about Shantigar and the "Aging" project. 2p email printout.
  21. 1997, 3 Aug: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, to Butler, Lillian.
    Van Itallie suggests the eventual title of his book, "Tibetan Book of the Dead for Reading Aloud". 1p email printout.
  22. 1997, 4 Aug: Quinn, Rosemary to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    A response to a previous email concerning the "Aging" project. 1p email printout.
  23. 1997, 4 Aug: Gildzen, Alex, Santa Fe, NM, to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    A thank you for the phone call. Postcard, 11cm x 15 cm.
  24. 1997, 5 Aug: Melnick, Adam, Providence, FR to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Details of time in Europe. Postcard 11cm x 15cm.
  25. 1997, 5 Aug: Giannone, Richard, New York, NY to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    News of a visit from Lillian Butler and asks about Shantigar's summer activity. Postcard, 10cm x 15 cm.
  26. 1997, 8 Aug: Chaikin, Joe, New York, NY to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    A letter with an itinerary attached (missing). Chaikin shows concern for Mira Rafalowitz's health. 1p ALS, 18cm.
  27. 1997, 8 Aug: Maugans, Wayne, Brooklyn, NY to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    A request for a letter of recommendation to New York University. [2]p TLS.
  28. 1997, 10 Aug: Quinn, Rosemary, to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    An email looking for the recipe for strawberry shortcake for her daughter, Marianna. 1p email printout.
  29. 1997, 10 Aug: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to Quinn, Rosemary.
    A response to previous email with a strawberry shortcake recipe. [2]p email printout.
  30. 1997, 13 Aug: Anderson, Jim, Sacramento, CA to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    A thank you letter for permission to use excerpts from "Struck Dumb". Anderson states that he plans to see "Guys Dreaming". 1p TLS.
  31. 1997, 13 Aug: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, to Aaron, Joyce.
    The "Aging" project is staying in New York City for the first three weeks of performance with the possibility of moving it to California University. 1p email printout.
  32. 1997, 18 Aug: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to Voulff, Vitaly.
    A short fax sending greetings and news of van Itallie's most recent projects (Shantigar and performance). 1p ALS.
  33. 1997, 22 Aug: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to Maugans, Wayne.
    News on "Guys Dreaming" and includes a letter of recommendation. [2]p TL and 1p TL enclosure.
  34. 1997, 23 Aug: Fabricant, Gwen, Everett, WA to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Postcard about whale watching in Washington. Postcard, 11cm x 15cm.
  35. 1997, 27 Aug: DI Prima, Diane, San Francisco, CA to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you for sending the "Allen" piece and tells of news her work (reprints, autobiography). Postcard, 11cm x 16cm.
  36. 1997, 28 Aug: 'O Neill, Rob, New York, NY to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you for the time spent at Shantigar teaching a workshop. Notecard, 15cm.
  37. 1997, 29 Aug: Vidal, Serge, to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    [French]. [4]p. ALS.
  38. 1997, 2 Sept: Melnick, Adam, New York, NY to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    A discussion about difficulties encountered in theater and other creative endeavors. [4]p ALS.
  39. 1997, 4 Sept: Freeman, Clara, Brooklyn, NY to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Freeman hopes to to see van Itallie sometime before the end of the month. Notecard, 16cm.
  40. 1997, 8 Sept: Hart-Brown, Harry to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    Thank you for the correspondence and announcements of "Guys Dreamin" and Shantigar schedule. [2]p ALS.
  41. 1997, 10 Sept: Prince, Harold, New York, NY to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Prince sends regrets on not being able to attend "Guys Dreamin" at La Mama and he announces the birth of his grandson. 1p TLS.
  42. 1997, 10 Sept: DI Prima, Diane, San Francisco, CA to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Congratulations on "Guys Dreamin". Postcard, 12cm x 17 cm.
  43. 1997, 10 Sept: de Pury, Marianne, to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    [French]. 1p TLS (fax).
  44. 1997, 11 Sept: Arfield, Larry, Brooklyn, NY to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you for the "helping words". Postcard, 11cm x 15cm.
  45. 1997, 11 Sept: Reinholt, George, Essington, PA to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    A note upon receiving flyer for "Guys Dreamin" and he tells a humorous story about being named "#1 Most Difficult Soap Star" in Soap Opera Digest. Notecard, 11cm x 14 cm.
  46. 1997, 12 Sept: Chaikin, Joe, Atlanta, GA to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Reports that Faye and Del in Atlanta are interested in his play about Doris Day and recommends a physical therapist 1p ALS.
  47. 1997, 14 Sept: Deutsch, Nick, New York, NY, to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    He plans on seeing "Guys Dreamin" in November. Notecard, 11cm x 14 cm.
  48. 1997, 14 Sept: Lasnier, Gilberte, to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    [French]. Notecard, 18cm.
  49. 1997, 15 Sept: Spanier, Nancy, Boulder, CO to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Congratulations on "Guys Dreamin'" and she tells of friend, Wendy Clarke's mother's terminal illness. Postcard, 11cm x 15 cm.
  50. 1997, 15 Sept: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Young, Glenn, New York, NY.
    A letter in regards to the release of the "Playwright's Workbook", receiving author's copies, grammatical mistakes, and sentences and phrases added to the book. [2]p TLS.
  51. 1997, 15 Sept: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, to Aaron, Joyce.
    News of Wendy's wedding at her farm. Also, he comments on his hectic schedule and says he is still in search of another older male actor for the "Older" project as he feels Remy Charlip is going to Decline. 1p email printout.
  52. 1997, 16 Sept: Chaikin, Joe, Atlanta, GA to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    A letter written on a flight from New York to Atlanta, Chaikin discusses his work in Atlanta (focusing on African-Americans and Jewish people). [2]p ALS, 18cm, 26cm.
  53. 1997, 16 Sept: Vidal, Serge, Brussels, BEL to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    A general letter discussing Wendy Gamblers wedding, Guys Dreamin', and coming to Europe in December. [2]p TLS.
  54. 1997, 17 Sept: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Virch, Claus, Paris, FR.
    Discussion of recent creative activities, planning to visit in New York or Paris in December, and he offer condolences on his mother's recent death.
  55. 1997, 18 Sept: Connor, Julia, Sacramento, CA to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you for the donation to her organization, but the sponsor and name have been changed (Matrix Gallery/The Voices Project), therefore the check needs amended. Also, notification of coming to Guys Dreamin'. Notecard 16cm.
  56. 1997, 20 Sept: Chaikin, Joe, Atlanta, GA to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    News on his two plays in work at Atlanta, "Owl Answer" and "Malcom X Murdered". 1p ALS. 10cm by 22cm.
  57. 1997, 21 Sept: Butler, Lillian to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    Butler is unable to look over the Tibetan Book of the Dead contract due to problems with her sinuses. 1p email printout.
  58. 1997, 22 Sept: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, to Butler, Lillian.
    Van Itallie apologizes for being single minded while she was ill. Hopefully, the contract is finalized. He asks if she would know anyone for the role in "Older".1p email printout.
  59. 1997, 24 Sept: Arfield, Larry, New York, New York to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you. Postcard, 11cm x 15cm.
  60. 1997, 26 Sept: Spanier, Nancy, Boulder, CO to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    News of Wendy Clarke's mother's death. Postcard, 11cm x 15cm.
  61. 1997, 29 Sept: Prince, Harold, New York, NY to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you for a copy of the "Playwright's Workbook". 1p TLS
  62. 1997, 30 Sept: Hoffman, Bill, to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    Thanks for "Playwright's Workbook", but sadly reports that his son, Bobby, has died. 1p email printout.
  63. 1997, 3 Oct: Chaikin, Joe, Atlanta, GA to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Chaikin is still working on plays with Adriene Kennedy in Atlanta. He hopes van Itallie's performance went well and requests that he call Glenn Dumas. 1p ALS, 27cm.
  64. 1997, 3 Oct: Coco, Bill, New York, NY to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Thanks for the "Playwright's Workbook" and for the acknowledgment in the book. Postcard, 13cm x 16cm.
  65. 1997, 5 Oct: Vidal, François to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    Thank you for birthday message and announcement of gender (female) of expected child. 1p email printout.
  66. 1997, 6 Oct: Vidal, Serge, to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    [French]. [2]p ALS (fax).
  67. 1997, 10 Oct: Shenkar, Joan, to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    She regrets missing Wendy Gimbel's party and applauds van Itallie for performing. She raves about the Dublin Theatre Festival and mentions losing her mother's ring. 1p email printout.
  68. 1997, 12 Oct: Butler, Lillian, to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    She requests a more complete itinerary information and says that she is excited to see "Guys Dreamin'". 1p email printout.
  69. 1997, 14 Oct: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, to Butler, Lillian.
    He discusses problems with the Boston performances and with director, Kim Mancuso. He also mentions that he feels that he and Butler have a communication problem and hopes to see her in the beginning on November in New York.
  70. 1997, 15 Oct: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, to Mancuso, Kim.
    He speaks about the problems with the Boston performances of "Guys Dreamin'" such as lighting, programs, and atmosphere of the theater. He believes she is doing to much and needs to delegate responsibility. Enclosed is a program note to introduce the audience to the performers and the piece. [3]p TLS. 2 copies.
  71. 1997, 15 Oct: Gluck, Joel to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    Short email containing a quote from the Boston Globe's review of "Guys Dreamin'". 1p. email printout.
  72. 1997, 16 Oct: Chaikin, Joe, Atlanta, GA to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Thanks for itinerary and mentions that Wendy is interested in working with Anders. Also, he expresses concern for Mira (Rafalowitz), who just went through liver surgery. 1p ALS.
  73. 1997, 20 Oct: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, to Quinn, Rosemary.
    He discusses details of La Mama performance of "Guys Dreamin'" and vents his frustration about a horrible press release involving Kim Mancuso and Johnathan Slaff. 1p email printout.
    1997, 21 Oct: van Itallie, Jake to [Quinn, Rosemary].
  74. 1997, 21 Oct: Levy, Martine, Geneva, Switzerland to [van Itallie, Jean-Claude]. [French].
  75. 1997, 24 Oct: Spanier, Nancy to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    Thank you for donation to her organization and gives email address. 1p TLS.
  76. 1997, 24 Oct: Chaikin, Joe, NY, NY, to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    After speaking with Joyce Aaron, he suggest more actors for the male role in "Older". 1p ALS, 22cm.
  77. 1997, 24 Oct: Stoodley, Sheryl, Northampton, MA to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you for speaking to the Serious Play Ensemble. Notecard, 16cm.
  78. 1997, 24 Oct: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to [Engel], Rand.
  79. 1997, 25 Oct: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to Schenkar, Joan.
    He offers condolences on the loss of her mother's ring, as he mourns the loss of his favorite vest in Boston. He is happy with favorable reviews of "Guys Dreamin' " in Boston. 2p email printout.
  80. 1997, 26 Oct: Shenkar, Joan to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    Comments on an artist's sensitivity toward meaningful material objects (i.e., ring, vest) and inquires about his Thanksgiving plans. 1p email printout.
  81. 1997, 26 Oct: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, to Schenkar, Joan.
    A recommendation of Phyllis Rose's, "The Year of Reading Proust" and he invites her to spend Thanksgiving at Shantigar. 1p email printout.
  82. 1997, 26 Oct: Spanier, Nancy, Boulder, CO to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    She comments on how influential the Open Theater's work was upon her work and apologizes for not coming to Shantigar. 1p TLS.
  83. 1997, 27 Oct: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to Vidal, Serge.
    Belated birthday wishes to Vidal. 1p ALS.
  84. 1997, 28 Oct: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA, to Rose, Phyllis, NY, NY.
    He praises her for "The Year of Reading Proust" and hopes to get to know her better.[2]p TLS.
  85. 1997, 28 Oct: Schenkar, Joan to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    Thank you for Thanksgiving invitation and she will try to make it for the holiday. Her mother's ring has been found and she comment on gossip on Phyllis Rose. 1p email printout.
  86. 1997, 30 Oct: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Miller, Jonathan, Rowe, MA.
    van Itallie offers suggestions on how to "...disseminate knowledge about healing practice and prayers..." with several book ideas. [2]p TL.
  87. [1997, Oct]: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to Prescott, Carol Fox.
  88. [1997, Oct]: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to [Quinn, Rosemary].
  89. [1997, Oct]: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to [Butler, Lillian].
  90. 1997, 1 Nov: Gimbel, Mark, Palo Alto, CA to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you for the gift of a Japanese Chest and hopes to see van Itallie in the spring. Notecard, 11cm x 16cm.
  91. 1997, 2 Nov: Arfield, Larry, Brooklyn, NY to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, New York, NY.
    Thank you for a nice evening. Postcard, 9cm x 14cm.
  92. 1997, 3 Nov: Oshima, Kazuko, New York, NY to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Apologizes for not being able to say whether she will attend performance, due to Fashion Week in NYC. [2]p. ALS, 15cm x 15cm.
  93. 1997, 6 Nov: Prescott, Carol Fox, to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    A message of love and thanks for sharing the day. 1p email printout.
  94. 1997, 7 Nov: [Levy, Jacques and Lisette], Brussels, BEL to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    [French]. [2]p ALS.
  95. 1997, 9 Nov: Arfield, Larry, Brooklyn, NY to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Congratulations on "Guys Dreamin'". Postcard, 11cm x 15 cm.
  96. 1997, 11 Nov: Plunka, Gene, Memphis, TN to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Unless van Itallie has any other photos to use for Plunka's book cover, he will use a photo from "Motel". He also inquires about the status of his memoirs. 1p TLS.
  97. 1997, 15 Nov: Renduiles, Roberto, NY, NY, to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, New York, NY.
    Thanks for the flowers. 1p ALS.
  98. 1997, 16 Nov: Worley, Lee, to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    Thank you for writing Naropa and reports on sold out performances. Notecard, 9cm x 13cm.
  99. 1997, 16 Nov: Mohling, Shanti, Denver, CO, to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Greetings. Postcard, 11cm x 15cm.
  100. 1997, 26 Nov: Deutsch, Nick, to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    Congratulations on the show and thanks for inclusion in the acknowledgment of "Playwright's Handbook". Notecard, 12cm x 15cm.
  101. 1997, 30 Nov: Rose, Phyllis, to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    Thank you for the letter complimenting her book and wishes to keep in touch with van Itallie. 1p email printout.
  102. 1997, 30 Nov: [Freeman], Clara to [van Itallie], Jean-Claude.
  103. [1997, Nov]: van Itallie, JC to [Hoffman, Bill].
  104. [1997, Nov]: van Itallie, JC to Hoffman, Bill.
  105. [1997, Nov]: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to Linklater, Kristin.
  106. [1997, Nov]: van Itallie, JC to [Aaron, Joyce].
  107. [1997, Nov]: van Itallie, Jake to Quinn, Rosemary.
  108. [1997, Nov]: N., Susan to [van Itallie, Jean-Claude].
  109. 1997, 2 DEC: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Plunka, Gene, Memphis, TN.
    Unable to find any other picture, they will use the "Motel" for the cover of Plunka's book. He comments that Susan Yankowitz's play, "Night Sky", was too similar to "The Traveler". Details of his upcoming performances and projects are given. [4]p ALS.
  110. 1997, 2 DEC: Vidal, Serge, to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    [French]. 1p ALS.
  111. 1997, 3 DEC: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Levy, Martine.
    [French]. [2]p TL.
  112. 1997, 3 DEC: Aaron, Joyce, to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    She asks when "Aging" project rehearsals begin and questions the new name "Coming of Age". 1p email printout.
  113. 1997, 3 DEC: van Itallie, JC to [Aaron, Joyce].
  114. 1997, 4 DEC: Virch, Claus, New York, NY to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Thanks for a good time in NYC and compliments on Chekhov translations. 1p ALS.
  115. 1997, 6 DEC: Gilman, Dick, Kasatsu, Japan to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    Thanks for "good feelings and spiritual strength". He also sends a hello to Joe Chaikin. 1p TLS.
  116. 1997, 9 DEC: Engel, Rand, to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    Engel enjoyed "meeting more fully" in New York City. 1p email printout.
  117. 1997, 9 DEC: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to Engel, Rand.
    Thanks for the meaningful time spent together and van Itallie would like to see him again. 1p email printout.
  118. 1997, 9 DEC: [Fassett], Kaffe to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
  119. 1997, 10 DEC: Barry, Raymond, West Hollywood, CA to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    He thanks van Itallie for attending his performance and the complimentary letter. He apologizes for not going out to coffee, but he was preoccupied with people from his past that he has not been in contact with lately. 1p ALS.
  120. 1997, 11 DEC: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to DI Prima, Diane, San Francisco, CA.
    A request for DI Prima to write a few words for the cover of the "Tibetan Book of the Dead for Reading Aloud". Enclosed is a manuscript of text. 1p TL.
  121. 1997, 11 DEC: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Gere, Richard, New York, NY.
    A request for Gere write a few words for the cover of the "Tibetan Book of the Dead for Reading Aloud". Enclosed is a copy of the manuscript. TL, 1p.
  122. 1997, 11 DEC: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Lama, Dalai, New York, NY.
    Respectfully, van Itallie requests any comments or words on any subject to accompany the "Tibetan Book of the Dead for Reading Aloud". 1p., TL.
  123. 1997, 11 DEC: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to Quinn, Rosemary.
    Talk of beginning work on solo performance piece in the spring and discussion of Shantigar (need for long range planning, Jonathan's participation this summer). 1p. email printout.
  124. 1997, 13 DEC: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Virch, Claus, Paris, FR.
    Comments on a section from a book about Arthur Loeb. 1p., TL, enclosure of 4 p. article.
  125. 1997, 14 DEC: Fabricant, Jonathan, New York, NY to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    A letter discussing an argument between both men concerning the shared cabin. 3p., TLS.
  126. 1997, 15 DEC: [van Itallie], Johnny to Vidal, Serge.
  127. 1997, 16 DEC: Lief, Judith, Yonkers, NY to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Holiday wishes with an enclosure containing the introduction to the "Tibetan Book of the Dead for Reading Aloud". 1p., TLS with 2 copies of 4p. enclosure.
  128. 1997, 17 DEC: Wilson, Robert, New York, NY to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    New Year's Greetings. Postcard, 10cm x 15cm.
  129. 1997, 19 DEC: Essen, Gerd-Wolfgang, Hamburg, Germany to Butler, Lillian, Brooklyn, NY.
  130. 1997, 20 DEC: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Fabricant, Jonathan, New York, NY.
    A letter in response to an earlier argument through correspondence concerning the cabin at Shantigar. 2p, TL.
  131. 1997, 21 DEC: Rickner, Robert, Norman, OK to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you for van Itallie's concern for his health. Notecard, 17cm.
  132. 1997, 22 DEC: [Levy, Jacques and Lisette], Brussels, BEL to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    [French]. [2]p., ALS.
  133. 1997, 24 DEC: Connor, Julia, Sacramento, CA to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Solstice greetings. Notecard, 16cm.
  134. 1997, 27 DEC: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to Gluck, Joel A.
    van Itallie writes about seeing Sandra Bernhardt's one woman show. 2p. email printout.
  135. 1997, 27 DEC: van Itallie, Jean-Claude to Quinn, Rosemary.
    He speaks to Joe about Carol's rehearsal schedule problem and comments on the "instructive" Sandra Bernhardt one woman show. 1p. email printout.
  136. 1997, 29 DEC: Vidal, François and Bennozzi, Vanessa, Brussels, BEL to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Announcement of daughter, Anna, birth on 12/23/97. Notecard, 15cm. With enclosed photograph,11cm x 15cm.
  137. 1997, 29 DEC: Field, Edward, New York, NY to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    New Year's Greetings. Postcard, 11cm x 15cm.
  138. 1997, 31 DEC: Butler, Lillian, Brooklyn, NY to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Thank you for Christmas present. Notecard, 9cm x 13cm.
  139. 1997, 31 DEC: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA to Reinholt, George, Essington, PA.
    A response to a message left of van Itallie's answering machine, concerning his portrayal of Reinholt in "Guys Dreamin'". 1p. TL.
  140. 1997, [ ] DEC: Ariel, Group, Inc., Cambridge, MA to van Itallie, Jean-Claude, Rowe, MA.
    Season's greetings. Notecard, 18cm.
  141. 1997, [ ] DEC: Hudig, Juke to van Itallie, Jean-Claude.
    Season's greetings. Postcard, 15cm.
  142. [1997]: [O'Keefe], Marilyn to [van Itallie], Johnny.

Boxes 13-56: Restricted Correspondence


SERIES 2 - MANUSCRIPTS (Plays, Plays directed, Essays/Articles, Books)

Box 1 - Play: America Hurrah

Folder -- Contents

America Hurrah (Interview, TV, Motel)

  1. Typewritten Manuscript. Notes for Interview. 22 p. [no date]
  2. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Pavane. 22 p. [no date]
  3. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Pavane, described as "corrected." 38 p. [no date]
  4. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Pavane : a fugue for eight actors. The title, Interview, handwritten on title page. 26 p. [no date]
  5. Notes for French translation of TV. 4 p. [no date]
  6. Typewritten Manuscript. Draft of TV. 11 p. [no date]
  7. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled TV. 42 p. [no date]
  8. Typewritten Manuscript, titled The Savage God : a masque for three dolls. 6 p. [no date]
  9. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Savage God : a masque for three dolls. 8 p. [no date]
  10. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Savage God : a masque for three dolls. 7 p. [no date] (2 copies)
  11. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Savage God : a masque for three dolls. 6 p. [no date]. Accompanied by correspondence explaining return of incomplete typescript [without comment] from Edward [Albee], signed Paul. 1 p.
  12. Typewritten Manuscript. Incomplete draft of Motel. 5 p. [no date]
  13. Notes for French translation of Motel. 1 p. [no date]
  14. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy). French translation, titled Motel : mascarade pour trois poupees. 14 p. [no date]
  15. Typewritten Manuscript, titled America Hurrah. Draft in fragile state, placed in two acid-free envelopes. 99 p. [no date]. Accompanied by photocopy.
  16. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled America Hurrah : a masque for three dolls. 18 p. [no date]
  17. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled America Hurrah. 87 p. [no date]
  18. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled America Hurrah. 92 p. [no date] (2 copies)
  19. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Swedish translation titled, Heja Amerika! 72 p. [no date] (2 copies)
  20. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled America Hurrah. French translation. 93 p. [no date]
  21. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled America Hurrah. Italian translation by Ettore Capriolo. 65 p. [no date]
  22. Programs
  23. Publicity materials (1 framed poster in Oversize Box 4)
  24. Publications (play descriptions, interviews)
  25. Press (press releases, reviews)
  26. Photographs
  27. Certificate for the Jersey Journal and Jersey Observer Theater Awards, 1966-67, presented to America Hurrah for Best Off-Broadway Play. May 23, 1967
  28. Typewritten Document Signed. Outer Circle Critics Award for America Hurrah. 1966-67 season
  29. Typewritten Manuscript, titled The premiere of Jean-Claude van Itallie's "America Hurrah" at the Pocket Theater, 1966, by Kermit Dunkelberg. 38 p. December 20, 1996
  30. Interview (as separate production)
  31. TV (as separate production)
  32. Motel (as separate production)

Box 2 - Play: The Serpent

Folder -- Contents

The Serpent

  1. Miscellaneous notes. 180 p. [no date]
  2. Miscellaneous notes. 171 p. [no date]
  3. Typewritten Manuscript (copy), titled The Serpent, described as "outline." 3 p. [no date]
  4. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Serpent : a ceremony, described as "1st draft with revisions." 59 p. [no date]
  5. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled The Serpent : a ceremony. 67 p. [no date] (3 copies)
  6. Galley proof (incomplete), titled The Serpent : a ceremony. 5 p. December 14, 1968
  7. Typewritten Manuscript. French translation titled Le serpent. 83 p. [no date]
  8. Typewritten Manuscript. Incomplete article on the workings of the Open Theater and creation of The serpent. 2 p. [no date]
  9. Programs
  10. Publicity materials (1 poster in Oversize Box 4)
  11. Publications (play descriptions, interviews)
  12. Press (press release, reviews)
  13. Photographs
  14. Typewritten Manuscript (copy), titled The Serpent : a reconstruction : did the collaborative effort succeed?, by Anne Fletcher. 59 p. May 1987
  15. Videotapes (2). May 11, 1976

Box 3 - Early plays before America Hurrah

Folder -- Contents

War

  1. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscripts. Miscellaneous drafts. 71 p. [no date]
  2. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled War : an improvisation for two actors and a lady. 25 p. [no date]
  3. Programs
  4. Publicity materials
  5. Press (reviews)
  6. Photographs
  7. Correspondence

    The Hunter and the Bird

  8. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Hunter and the Bird. 5 p. July 1964
  9. Typewritten Manuscript, titled The Hunter and the Bird. 5 p. [no date]
  10. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Hunter and the Bird. 7 p. [no date] (4 copies)
  11. Publicity material

    It's Almost Like Being

  12. Typewritten Manuscript, titled It's Almost Like Being. The title Doris Day II crossed out. This was the second Doris Day play produced in February, 1965 by the Playwrights Unit. 10 p. [1964]
  13. Autograph Card described as "rehearsal notes to Joe Chaikin." Pencil notes on back of postcard advertising the Theater 1965 workshop production of van Itallie's "The Doris Plays."
  14. Programs
  15. Publicity materials

    I'm Really Here

  16. Typewritten Manuscript, titled I'm Really Here. The title Doris Prettyasabutton crossed out. This was the first Doris Day play. 10 p. [no date]
  17. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled I'm Really Here. 11 p. [no date]
  18. Programs
  19. Publicity materials
  20. Photograph

    Where is de Queen?

  21. Typewritten Manuscript. Miscellaneous drafts. 8 p. [no date]
  22. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "1st draft." 25 p. [no date]
  23. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Where is de Queen?, described as "2nd draft." 24 p. [no date]
  24. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Where is de Queen : a dream play. 27 p. [no date]
  25. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Where is de Queen?. Partial draft. 7 p. [no date]
  26. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Where is de Queen?. Partial draft. 21 p. [no date]
  27. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Where is de Queen?. 20 p. [no date]
  28. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled Where is de Queen?. 45 p. 1966
  29. Programs
  30. Schedule for television interview

Box 4 - Musicals and musical plays

Folder -- Contents

The King of the United States

  1. Miscellaneous notes, described as "notes on the whole; notes, outlines + start of King of the United States." 51 p. February-July 1969
  2. Typewritten Manuscript. Originally in 7 separate folders with character's names. 131 p. [no date]
  3. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "early drafts of scenes used." 209 p. [no date]
  4. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript, described as "parts of van Itallie's The King of the United States - a work in progress." 113 p. Spring 1972
  5. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript, described as "things used - originals." 32 p. [no date]
  6. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript, described as "workshop production phase." 56 p. May 1972
  7. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The King. 103 p. [no date]
  8. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The King of the United States. 79 p. First produced at the Theater for the New City, May 15-22, 1972
  9. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The King of the United States. 63 p. First produced at the Theater for the New City, May 15-22, 1972
  10. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The King of the United States. 59 p. First produced at the Theater for the New City, May 15-22, 1972
  11. Programs
  12. Publicity materials
  13. Press (reviews)

    Odyssey

  14. Miscellaneous notes. 47 p. [no date]
  15. Autograph Manuscript, described as "Odyssey--outline from text." 6 p. early July 1989
  16. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "Odyssey--outline of what we wish to consider using." 6 p. mid July 1989
  17. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "Odyssey--outline of the musical." 7 p. July 25, 1989
  18. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "Odyssey--outline of the musical." 7 p. August 7, 1989
  19. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "Odyssey--outline of the musical." 4 p. August 7, 1989
  20. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript, described as "drafting the Odyssey musical." 15 p. end of summer 1989
  21. Autograph Manuscript, described as "work on lyrics." 1 p. [no date]
  22. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "some last moment corrections on lyrics made before sending off to Keelan Foundation applying for grant." 12 p. September 28, 1989
  23. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Odyssey musical, described as "synopsis." 7 p. December 21, 1989
  24. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Odyssey musical, described as "synopsis." 27 p. [December 21, 1989]
  25. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Odyssey : the musical, described as "outline and some lyrics." 24 p. December 21, 1989
  26. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Odyssey : the musical. 5 p. March 8, 1990
  27. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Odyssey : the musical. 43 p. May 1, 1990
  28. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Odyssey. 70 p. August 25, 1990
  29. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Odyssey, described as "first draft." 81 p. October 3, 1990
  30. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Odyssey. 97 p. October 15, 1990
  31. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled The Odyssey : a musical theatre piece, described as "first draft." 100 p. October 27, 1990
  32. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled The Odyssey : a musical theatre piece, described as "first draft" with revisions by van Itallie. 100 p. October 27, 1990
  33. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled The Odyssey : a musical theatre piece, described as "first draft" with revisions by unknown. 100 p. October 27, 1990
  34. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Odyssey : a musical theatre piece, described as "first draft, revised." 106 p. December 17, 1990
  35. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled The Odyssey : a musical theatre piece, described as "first draft, revised." 106 p. December 20, 1990
  36. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled The Odyssey : a musical, described as "first draft, revised." 100 p. January 1, 1991
  37. Contact sheet
  38. Audiotape, described as "Tony sings Odyssey." 90 minutes. September 1, 1989

Box 5 - Musicals and musical plays

Folder -- Contents

A Fable

  1. Notes from Joseph Chaikin. 7 p. [no date]
  2. Notes in cafe with Françoise, Dick et al. 3 p. [no date]
  3. Miscellaneous notes. 99 p. [no date]
  4. Miscellaneous notes. 102 p. [no date]
  5. Miscellaneous notes. 59 p. [no date]
  6. Miscellaneous notes. 32 p. [no date]
  7. Typewritten Manuscript, titled The Fable. 83 p. [no date]
  8. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "pieces of May '75 draft." 58 p.
  9. Typewritten Manuscript, titled The Fable. 50 p. May 14, 1975
  10. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, The Fable. 55 p. May 14, 1975
  11. Typewritten Manuscript, titled The Fable. 22 p. August 5, [1975]
  12. Typewritten Manuscript, titled A Fable : Telling about a Journey. 46 p. [no date]
  13. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Telling a Fable about a Journey, described as "script as of August 18, 1975 for use at Lenox Arts Center." 32 p.
  14. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Telling a Fable about a Journey, described as a "working script for use at Lenox Arts Center." 43 p. August 18, 1975. Accompanied by photocopy of this version
  15. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled Telling a Fable about a Journey, described as "not a finished draft-version as of August 18, 1975." 43 p.
  16. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled A Fable, described as "first half of next to last draft." 32 p. October 1975
  17. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled A Fable. 58 p. [no date]
  18. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled A Fable. 42 p. [no date]. Accompanied by 2 photocopies of this version
  19. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled A Fable. 42 p. [no date]. Accompanied by photocopy of this version
  20. Dramatists Play Service edition of A Fable. 40 p. c1976
  21. Typewritten Manuscript. Translation by Naum Panovski, titled Prica Koja Govori O Putovanju. 32 p. 1977. Handwritten note to van Itallie on the title page dated September 12, 1988
  22. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Prica Koja Govori O Putovanju, by Naum Panovski. Student paper. 17 p. September 1983.
  23. Programs
  24. Publicity materials (3 posters, one of which is inscribed by Naum Panovski, in Oversize Box 4)
  25. Press (reviews)
  26. Correspondence
  27. Photographs
  28. Photographs
  29. Photographs
  30. Photographs
  31. Photographs
  32. Original box that housed photographs in folders 29-31 (in Oversize Box 4)
  33. Audiotapes. 4 tapes (parts 1-4). November 1975
  34. Audiotape (2 copies). August 1, [no year]
  35. Videotape. 1988
  36. Miscellaneous

Box 6 - Other plays

Folder -- Contents

Mystery play

  1. Miscellaneous notes. 32 p. [no date]
  2. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Murder Sonata for One and Seven, described as "draft written end of January 1972." 19 p. Accompanied by photocopy of this version
  3. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Mystery Play. 36 p. [no date]
  4. Typewritten Manuscript, titled A Mystery Farce. 55 p. [no date]. Accompanied by photocopy of this version
  5. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled A Mystery Farce, described as "early draft." 42 p. c1972. (2 copies)
  6. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Mystery Play : A Farce. 63 p. November 2, 1972
  7. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Mystery Play : A Farce. 54 p. November 6, 1972
  8. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Mystery Play : A Farce. 46 p. January 16, 1973
  9. Typewritten Manuscript. French translation. 33 p. [no date]
  10. Programs
  11. Publicity material
  12. Press (reviews)

    Naropa

  13. Autograph Manuscript, described as "1st draft of 1st scene of Naropa play." 9 p. summer 1977
  14. Miscellaneous notes. 43 p. [no date]
  15. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "earlier draft - Naropa" 45 p. [no date]
  16. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Naropa, described as "early draft - Naropa" 26 p. [no date]
  17. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Naropa : the Incredibly Frustrating Adventures of a Middle-aged University Professor on His Way to Perfect Enlightenment : a play. 38 p. [no date]. Accompanied by 2 photocopies of this version
  18. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Naropa : the Incredibly Frustrating Adventures of a Middle-aged University Professor on His Way to Perfect Enlightenment : a play for puppets + people, described as "revised." 41 p. November 21, 1978
  19. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Naropa : the Incredibly Frustrating Adventures of a Middle-aged University Professor on His Way to Perfect Enlightenment : a play for puppets + people. 40 p. November 1978. Accompanied by photocopy of this version
  20. Typewritten Manuscript. 39 p. [no date]
  21. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Naropa : being the Incredibly Frustrating Adventures of a Middle-aged University Professor on his Way to Perfect Enlightenment : a play for puppets and people. 40 p. June 1979
  22. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Naropa : being the Incredibly Frustrating Adventures of a Middle-aged University Professor on his Way to Perfect Enlightenment : a play for puppets and people. 51 p. June 1979
  23. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Naropa : being the Incredibly Frustrating Adventures of a Middle-aged University Professor on his Way to Perfect Enlightenment : a play for puppets and people. 60 p. November 1982
  24. Notes, described as " notes on November 1st, 1982, after seeing rehearsal." 4 p.
  25. Program
  26. Publicity material (1 damaged poster in Oversize Box 4, featured with Bag Lady)
  27. Press (press release)

    Paradise Ghetto

  28. Card file box containing notecards with notes on characters and scenes

Box 7 - Other plays

Folder -- Contents

Paradise Ghetto (continued)

  1. Miscellaneous notes. 16 p. [no date]
  2. Miscellaneous notes. 2 notebooks. 226 p. [no date]
  3. Notes. 29 cards. [no date]
  4. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript. 37 p. [no date]
  5. Typewritten Manuscript. 199 p. [no date]
  6. Typewritten Manuscript. 161 p. [no date]
  7. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript. 131 p. [no date]
  8. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Paradise Guetto, described as "first draft." 160 p. September 30, 1981. Accompanied by photocopy of this version
  9. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Paradise Guetto, described as "final draft." 162 p. March 15, 1982
  10. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "outtakes." 47 p. March 1, 1983
  11. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Paradise Guetto, 115 p. March 1983
  12. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Paradise Guetto, 116 p. March 1983
  13. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Paradise Guetto, described as "revised." 154 p. July 21, 1987
  14. Notes, described as "notes for PR for Paradise Guetto in L.A. for fall '87." 1 p.
  15. Programs
  16. Publicity materials
  17. Press (reviews)
  18. Correspondence
  19. Published reference sources
  20. Audiotape, described as "tape dictating Paradise Guetto to Louise Smith, assistant." [no date]

Box 8 - Other plays

Folder -- Contents

Paradise Guetto (continued)

  1. Prop. Model of a building in a concentration camp

Box 9 - Other plays

Folder -- Contents

Ancient Boys

  1. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "notes, general" for Reuben play. 36 p. [no date]
  2. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript, described as " notes for scenes" for Reuben play. 53 p. [no date]
  3. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "character notes" for Reuben play. 21 p. [no date]
  4. Typewritten Manuscript, accompanied by "notes" for Reuben play. 41 p. [no date]
  5. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript, described as "earlier drafts and copies of scenes" for Reuben play. 134 p. [no date]
  6. Autograph Manuscript, described as "parts of earlier drafts, Ancient Boys." 61 p. [no date]
  7. Typewritten Manuscript. 73 p. [no date]
  8. Autograph Manuscript Signed and Typewritten Manuscript, titled Ancient Boys : a ceremony of remembering. 145 p. [no date]
  9. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Ancient Boys : a ceremony of remembering, described as "first draft." 89 p. January 8, 1985 [i.e. February 8, 1985 ]. Accompanied by photocopy of this version
  10. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Ancient Boys : a ceremony of remembering, with additional title page titled, Richmond to Oz. 143 p. February 8, 1985
  11. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Richmond to Oz. 77 p. May 1985
  12. Autograph Manuscript, described as "resumé of notes on More Champagne." 8 p. June 7, 1985
  13. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled More Champagne, described as "a draft of Ancient Boys - re-entitled More Champagne, after being called Richmond to Oz, with notes on this and previous draft from ...". 74 p. June 9, 1985. Accompanied by notes . 34 p.
  14. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Ancient Boys. 74 p. June 17, 1985. Accompanied by a photocopy of this version
  15. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (2 copies), titled A Question of Love. 73 p. June 25, 1985. Accompanied by correspondence (3 p.)
  16. Notes, described as "Bill Hoffman notes." 4 p. July 8, 1985
  17. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled A Question of Love. 74 p. July 9, 1985
  18. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled A Question of Love. 64 p. September 30, 1985

Box 10 - Other plays

Folder -- Contents

Ancient Boys (continued)

  1. 1. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Ancient Boys : a requiem. 64. p. September 30, 1985
  2. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Ancient Boys : a requiem. 62 p. March 1989. Accompanied by 2 photocopies of this version
  3. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Ancient Boys : a requiem, described as "a draft in progress." 61 p. June 23, 1989
  4. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Ancient Boys : a requiem. 57 p. July 14, 1989
  5. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Ancient Boys : a requiem. 57 p. August 1, 1989. (2 copies)
  6. Miscellaneous notes. 19 p. April-August 1989
  7. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Ancient Boys. 54 p. September 24, 1989. (2 copies)
  8. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Ancient Boys. 57 p. October 30, 1989
  9. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Ancient Boys. 57 p. November 21, 1989
  10. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Ancient Boys. 59 p. February 7, 1990
  11. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Ancient Boys. 95 p. March 10, 1990
  12. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Ancient Boys. 97 p. April 4, 1990 (2 copies)
  13. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Ancient Boys, described as "redone." 97 p. April 4, 1990
  14. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Ancient Boys. 67 p. July 20, 1990 (2 copies)
  15. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Ancient Boys. 56 p. August 1, 1990 (2 copies)
  16. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Ancient Boys. 56 p. November 7, 1990
  17. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Ancient Boys, with revisions. 56 p. November 7, 1990
  18. Autograph Manuscript, described as "notes @ rehearsal C.U.". 4 p. February 20, 1990
  19. Autograph Manuscript. Notepad which includes notes described as "notes A.B." dated January 31, 1991 and "A. B. rehearsal" dated February 9, 1991. 52 p.
  20. Autograph Manuscript, described as "notes on first rehearsal AB in actual theatre." 4 p. February 2, 1991
  21. Programs
  22. Publicity materials
  23. Press (press releases, reviews)
  24. Publication
  25. Miscellaneous
  26. Audiotapes. 2 tapes (sides 1-3). February 1985

Box 11 - Other plays

Folder -- Contents

Ancient Boys (continued)

  1. Prop. Little Prince robe worn by Reuben in the play. Accompanied by correspondence. 1 p.

Box 12 - Other plays

Folder -- Contents

The Traveler

  1. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "interview conducted [with Joseph Chaikin] after first open-heart surgery October 1974." 49 p. February 8, 1975
  2. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "Joe journal." 158 p. [no date]
  3. Notes, described as "Funny Trip old notes." 38 p. July-December 1984
  4. Notes. 52 p. October 23-November 6, 1984
  5. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Funny Trip, crossed out and described as "the Dante part of Coming to Light-not yet integrated with the piece). 144 p. [no date]
  6. Typewritten Manuscript. "Dante part" incorporated with other drafts. 264 p. [no date]
  7. Notes. 22 p. January-March 1985
  8. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "early drafts." 20 p. March 1985
  9. Notes. 10 p. April 4, 1985
  10. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Coming to Words : a Funny Trip, described as "scenes + notes." 43 p. April 9, 1985
  11. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Funny Trip, described as "scenes + notes." 45 p. April 9, 1985
  12. Notes. 43 p. April-May 1985
  13. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Coming to Sentence : a Funny Trip, described as "scenes + notes." 56 p. April 9, 1985
  14. Notes. 17 p. May 1985
  15. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Coming to Light (and Dante), described as "first attempts @ Coming to Light." 56 p. winter 1985

Box 13 - Other plays

Folder -- Contents

The Traveler (continued)

  1. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Coming to Light. 109 p. August 1, 1985
  2. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Coming to Light, described as "incomplete draft." 155 p. August 25, 1985
  3. Notes, described as "notes for Coming to Light [crossed out and handwritten over with The Traveler] possible titles." 2 p. September 14, 1985
  4. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Traveler. 155 p. September 16, 1985
  5. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Traveler. 157 p. September 16, 1985
  6. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Traveler. 154 p. December 24, 1985
  7. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled The Traveler, with revisions. 154 p. December 24, 1985
  8. Notes. 38 p. January-April 1986
  9. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Traveler. 143 p. May 25, 1986
  10. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Traveler. 145 p. May 25, 1986
  11. Two photocopies of the version in folder 10
  12. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript. 9 p. [no date]
  13. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Traveler. 149 p. August 19, 1986

Box 14 - Other plays

Folder -- Contents

The Traveler (continued)

  1. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Traveler. 158 p. October 21, 1986
  2. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Traveler. 161 p. October 21, 1986
  3. Two photocopies of version in folder 2.
  4. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Traveler. Stage manager's script. 176 p. November 27, 1986
  5. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Traveler, described as "Xerox of stage manager's script @ Mark Taper before it was retyped." 169 p. November 27, 1986
  6. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Writing From the Heart, described as "for the Mark Taper subscriber magazine in LA" 3 p. December 1986
  7. Notes, described as "notes for composer of Traveler music--early rehearsals." 5 p. January 1987
  8. Notes. 176 p. January-March 1987
  9. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled The Traveler. 145 p. March 5, 1987
  10. Notes. 131 p. March 1987
  11. Typewritten Manuscript, titled A note from the playwright, described as "for program Traveler in LA" 2 p. spring 1987. Accompanied by photocopied page in program
  12. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Traveler, described as "only copy of this draft which contains a cut version of Linda scene before I cut the whole scene." 146 p. May 1, 1987
  13. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Traveler. 146 p. May 11, 1987
  14. Photocopy of version in folder 13.

Box 15 - Other plays

Folder -- Contents

The Traveler (continued)

  1. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Traveler. 146 p. May 25, 1987
  2. Photocopy of version in folder 1.
  3. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Traveler. 146 p. June 9, 1987
  4. Photocopy of version in folder 3.
  5. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Traveler. 147 p. October 10, 1987
  6. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Traveler. 147 p. November 1, 1987 crossed out and replaced with December 21, 1987
  7. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (2 copies), titled The Traveler. 144 p. December 21, 1987
  8. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled The Traveler. 122 p. August 15, 1991
  9. Programs
  10. Publicity materials (1 poster in Oversize Box 4)
  11. Press (reviews)
  12. Publications (interviews)
  13. Article, titled Staging Aphasia: Jean Claude van Itallie's "The Traveller," by Gene A. Plunka, published in Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism. p. 3-15. fall 1999
  14. Published reference sources
  15. Miscellaneous

Box 16 - Other plays

Folder -- Contents

Tibetan Book of the Dead, or How To Not Do It Again

  1. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript. French translation titled, Le grande libération par l'audition pendant le bardo. Script in French, with stage directions in English. 41 p. [no date]. Accompanied by correspondence (1 p.) from van Itallie to Yoshi Oida dated April 25, 1981, "Notes for translator" (1 p.), and "Questions for Rinpoche" (1 p.).
  2. Typewritten Manuscript. French translation titled, Le Grande libération par l'audition pendant le bardo, described as "uncorrected Fr. version." 71 p. April 1981. Accompanied by copy.
  3. Typewritten Manuscript. French translation titled, Le Grande libération par l'audition pendant le bardo, described as "original manuscript with corrections." 80 p. June 14, 1981. Accompanied by notes. 10 p.
  4. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled On Navigating the Intermediate Zone, or, How Not To Be Reborn Into This World of Tears, crossed out and changed to The Tibetan of the Book of the Dead, or, How Not To Be Reborn Into This World of Tears. 59 p. December 1981
  5. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Tibetan Book of the Dead, or, How To Navigate So As Not To Be Reborn Into This World of Tears, described as "original typescript." 57 p. June 1982. Accompanied by photocopy of this version
  6. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled The Tibetan Book of the Dead, or, How To Navigate So As Not To Be Reborn Into This World of Tears, with revisions. 57 p. June 1982
  7. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "draft before Oct., 1982 revisions." p. 6-57
  8. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled The Tibetan Book of the Dead, or, How To Navigate So As Not To Be Reborn Into This World of Tears. 54 p. October 1982
  9. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Tibetan Book of the Dead, or, How To Navigate So As Not To Be Reborn Into This World of Tears, changed to The Tibetan Book of the Dead, or, How Not To Do It Again. 54 p. October 1982
  10. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled The Tibetan Book of the Dead, or, How To Navigate So As Not To Be Reborn Into This World of Tears, changed to The Tibetan Book of the Dead, or, How Not To Do It Again. Incomplete draft. 36 p. October 1982
  11. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Tibetan Book of the Dead, or, How Not To Do It Again. 55 p. December 1982. Accompanied by notes. 3 p.
  12. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled The Tibetan Book of the Dead, or, How Not To Do It Again. 45 p. December 1982
  13. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled The Tibetan Book of the Dead, or, How Not To Do It Again, with revisions. 45 p. December 1982
  14. Miscellaneous notes. 83 p. [1982]
  15. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Tibetan Book of the Dead, or, How Not To Do It Again, described as "revisions made during and right after production ..." 81 p. March 1983. Accompanied by photocopy of this version
  16. Typewritten Manuscript, titled History of the first production of "The Tibetan Book of the Dead, or, How Not To Do It Again." 3 p. [no date]
  17. Programs
  18. Publicity materials
  19. Press (press release, reviews)
  20. Routledge's 2001 edition of Playwrights in Rehearsal : the Seduction of Company. Chapter 8 titled, Jean-Claude van Itallie in Rehearsal : The Tibetan Book of the Dead. An account of van Itallie and Pilgrim Theatre Research and Performance Collaborative, in rehearsals during the summers of 1997 and 1998, for the production of The Tibetan Book of the Dead, or How Not To Do It Again, at the Boston Center for the Arts, August 13-29, 1998. p. 184-209.
  21. Miscellaneous

    Tibetan Book of the Dead. Music by Steve Gorn

  22. Publicity Materials. "An ethno-tech performance by Steve Gorn," held at the New York Open Center, January 28, 1989

    Tibetan Book of the Dead: A Liberation Through Hearing (opera). Libretto by Jean-Claude van Itallie, music by Ricky Ian Gordon.

  23. Autograph Manuscript Signed. Correspondence from van Itallie to David Gockley, Marcus Stern, and Ben Levitt. Stage suggestions for the production in Houston. 2 p. May 30, 1996
  24. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Tibetan Book of the Dead: A Liberation Through Hearing. Libretto for "a new opera" performed at the Houston Grand Opera and the American Music Theater Festival. 12 p. June 1996
  25. Programs
  26. Publicity materials
  27. Publications (interviews)
  28. Correspondence
  29. Miscellaneous

Box 17 - Other plays

Folder -- Contents

Light

  1. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Notes to the Reader, described as "early explanation of play later called Light. 1 p. [no date]
  2. Typewritten Manuscript. Partial draft, described as "E. sleeps with St. Lambert." 9 p. [no date]
  3. Notes, described as "Voltnotes." 26 p. July 1-4, 2000
  4. Notes, described as "Voltnotes." 52 p. "This version of Voltnotes printed out July 16, 2000."
  5. Computer disk, titled The Enlightenment, described as "early drafts." [No date]
  6. Typewritten Manuscript, titled The Enlightenment. 123 p. August 16, 2000
  7. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Enlightenment (the carriage scene), described as "this first printing is for Wendy herself who inspired me." p. 115-121. September 6, 2000
  8. Typewritten Manuscript, titled The Enlightenment, described as "drafts + notes." 157 p. October 29, 2000
  9. Typewritten Manuscript, titled The Enlightenment, described as "Voltnotes drafts as of DEC 16, 2000." 142 p.
  10. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Enlightenment, described as "draft." December 5, 2001
  11. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Enlightenment. 91 p. January 4, 2002
  12. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (3 copies), titled The Enlightenment. 92 p. April 3, 2002
  13. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (2 copies), titled The Enlightenment. 91 p. May 29, 2002
  14. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Light. 92 p. December 4, 2002
  15. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Light, with revisions. 92 p. December 4, 2002
  16. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (2 copies), titled Light. 77 p. March 30, 2003
  17. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Light, with revisions. 77 p. March 30, 2003
  18. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Light. 77 p. April 11, 2003
  19. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Light. 77 p. April 20, 2003
  20. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (2 copies), titled Light. 78 p. June 18, 2003
  21. Publicity materials.
  22. Press (interview)

Box 18 - Monologues and short plays

Folder -- Contents

The Girl and the Soldier (included in Seven Short and Very Short Plays)

  1. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Girl and the Soldier. 2 p. [no date]
  2. Typewritten Manuscript, titled The Girl and the Soldier : a 3-minute exercise in levels of reality. Incomplete draft. 1 p. [no date]
  3. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Girl and the Soldier : a 3-minute exercise in levels of reality. 2 p. [no date]. Accompanied by photocopy of this version
  4. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled The Girl and the Soldier : a 3-minute exercise in levels of reality, with revisions. 2 p. [no date]
  5. Typewritten Manuscript (copy). French translation titled, La fille et le soldat. 3 p. [no date]
  6. Publicity material

    Rosary (included in Seven Short and Very Short Plays)

  7. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Thoughts of a Young Nun Upon Returning Home the Convent by Subway. Scenario for Phil Niblock film featuring Marcia Jean Kurtz. 2 p. Accompanied by photocopy. 2 p. [no date]
  8. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Naked Nun. 2 p. [no date]
  9. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript, titled Rosary. 3 p. Accompanied by two copies of p. 1. [no date]
  10. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Rosary. 2 p. [no date]
  11. Typewritten Manuscript (copy), titled Rosary. Incomplete draft. 1 p. [no date]
  12. Typewritten Manuscript (copy), titled Rosary. 2 p. [no date]
  13. Dramatists Play Service edition. Photocopy of Rosary. 3 p. c1973

    Take a Deep Breath (included in Seven Short and Very Short Plays)

  14. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Take a Deep Breath. 2 p. [no date]
  15. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Take a Deep Breath. 3 p. [no date]
  16. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled Take a Deep Breath. 5 p. [no date]
  17. Toucan (3 copies). Produced at the political cabaret, the DMZ, and published in the 1970 issue. 3 p.
  18. Program

    Photographs : Mary and Howard (included in Seven Short and Very Short Plays)

  19. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (2 copies), titled Photographs : Mary and Howard. 4 p. [no date]
  20. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, Photographs : Mary and Howard. 4 p. [no date]

    Harold (included in Seven Short and Very Short Plays)

  21. Typewritten Manuscript. 6 p. [no date]
  22. Typewritten Manuscript (copy). 6 p. [no date]
  23. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Harold and the Doctors with an additional title, Harold, which is handwritten and crossed out. 6 p. [no date]
  24. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Harold. 2 p. [no date]
  25. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "early drafts of song forming ("Harold part")." 15 p. [no date]

    Thoughts on the Instant of Greeting a Friend on the Street (included in Seven Short and Very Short Plays)

  26. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (carbon), titled Thoughts on the Instant of Greeting a Friend on the Street. Incomplete draft. 1 p. [no date]
  27. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled Thoughts on the Instant of Greeting a Friend on the Street. 2 p. [no date].
  28. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (carbon), titled Thoughts on the Instant of Greeting a Friend on the Street. 2 p. [no date].
  29. Program
  30. Publicity materials
  31. Press (review)

    Eat Cake (included in Seven Short and Very Short Plays)

  32. Typewritten Manuscript (severely damaged), titled Eat Cake. 10 p. [no date]
  33. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Eat Cake. 9 p. [no date]
  34. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Eat Cake. Incomplete draft. 1 p. [no date]
  35. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (3 copies), titled Eat Cake. 12 p. [no date]
  36. Publicity materials
  37. Photographs

    Seven Short and Very Short Plays

  38. Programs

    Bag Lady (produced with two other one-acts as Early Warnings)

  39. Miscellaneous notes, some titled, Notes on Rag Woman, Notes on Bag Woman, Notes on Bag Lady, described as "Bag Lady - beads, earlier drafts." 34 p. 1979
  40. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "From the following excerpts may be made for new Bag Lady play. This is not a journal entry. This is wordplay. Citywords." 34 p. February 10, 1979
  41. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "From the following excerpts may be made for new Bag Lady play. This is not a journal entry. This is wordplay. Citywords." With different revision. 34 p. February 10, 1979
  42. Typewritten Manuscript. 35 p. [no date]. Accompanied by photocopy of this version
  43. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Bag Lady, described as, "beads only, not yet strung, an early draft--not for performance or reproduction. Numbered order arbitrary." 81 p. July 20, 1979
  44. Two photocopies of version in folder 43
  45. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Bag Lady. 41 p. August 1979
  46. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Bag Lady. 68 p. October 1979
  47. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Bag Lady. 66 p. October 1979
  48. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Bag Lady, with revisions. 66 p. October 1979 (date crossed out). Accompanied by manila envelope with notes on it.
  49. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Bag Lady. 59 p. December 1979. Accompanied by photocopy of this version
  50. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. French translation titled, Clara. 59 p. December 1979. Accompanied by photocopy of this version and correspondence (1 p.) dated June 6, 1981 from one of the translators, Sandra Solov
  51. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy). French translation titled, Clara, with revisions. 35 p. October 28, 1982. Accompanied by a flyer of the production in July 1983.
  52. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Bag Lady. p. 14-47. May 1983
  53. Notes, described as "director's notes, Bag Lady." 25 p. [no date]
  54. Programs
  55. Publicity material (1 damaged poster in Oversize Box 4, featured with Naropa)
  56. Press (Reviews)
  57. Publication (play description)
  58. Photographs
  59. Miscellaneous

Box 19 - Monologues and short plays

Folder -- Contents

Sunset Freeway (produced with two other one-acts as Early Warnings)

  1. Miscellaneous notes (21 p.) and notecards (68 cards). [no date]
  2. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Sunset Freeway. 18 p. [no date]
  3. Typewritten Manuscript. 17 p. [no date]
  4. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Sunset Freeway. 19 p. May 22, 1982
  5. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Sunset Freeway. 20 p. May 22, 1982
  6. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Sunset Freeway. 20 p. June 15, 1982. Accompanied by notes, described as "inserts." 21 p.
  7. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Sunset Freeway. 23 p. June 18-21, 1982
  8. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Sunset Freeway. 27 p. June 21, 1982. Accompanied by photocopy of this version
  9. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (2 copies), titled Sunset Freeway. 28 p. February 1983
  10. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Sunset Freeway. 26 p. May 1983
  11. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Sunset Freeway. 28 p. October 1983
  12. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. French translation, titled Autoroute de soleil, translated by Elisabeth Janvier and Sandra Solov. 34 p. [no date]
  13. Publicity material
  14. Press (Reviews)
  15. Publication (play description)
  16. Miscellaneous
  17. Videotape, titled Sunset Freeway. Open City Theatre. [no date]

    Final Orders (produced with two other one-acts as Early Warnings)

  18. Notecards. 62 cards. [No date]
  19. Notes, described as "epicenter notes, typed from earliest notes." 14 p. [no date]
  20. Notes, described as "notes for Trigger Point." 13 p. [no date]
  21. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Trigger Point, described as "1st stab-through--aborted." 8 p. [no date]
  22. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Trigger point. 52 p. November 1982
  23. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Trigger point which is crossed out and replaced with handwritten title, Final Orders. 52 p. November 1982
  24. Miscellaneous notes. 27 p. [no date]
  25. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Final Orders. 50 p. February 1983
  26. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Final Orders. 52 p. March 1983
  27. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Final Orders. 55 p. March 1983
  28. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Final Orders. 50 p. April 1983
  29. Two photocopies of the version in folder 27
  30. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled Final Orders. 50 p. May 1983
  31. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. French translation, titled Derniere consigne, translated by Elisabeth Janvier and Sandra Solov. 52 p. Accompanied by photocopy of this version. 55 p. [no date]

    Early Warnings (Bag Lady, Sunset Freeway, Final Orders)

  32. Notebook. Described as "notes taken at various points for Sunset Freeway + Trigger Point." 60 p. March-July 1982
  33. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Early Warnings : Sunset Freeway, Bag Lady, Final Orders, described as "last draft." 123 p. May 1983
  34. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled Early Warnings : Sunset Freeway, Bag Lady, Final Orders. Incomplete draft. 14 p. May 1983
  35. Programs
  36. Publicity materials
  37. Press (reviews)

Box 20 - Monologues and short plays

Folder -- Contents

Pride

  1. Miscellaneous notes. 8 p. [no date]
  2. Autograph Manuscript Signed, titled Pride. 16 p. [no date]
  3. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Pride. 6 p. [no date]
  4. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Pride. 6 p. [no date]
  5. Correspondence

    Struck Dumb

  6. Notes. Various notes from Joseph Chaikin. February-July 1987
  7. Notes, described as "notes from Joe during fall-summer '87 about play we are working on--currently called One Day." 36 p.
  8. Notebook, described as "notes from Joe about A Day in the Life." 35 p. June 7, 1987
  9. Miscellaneous notes. 16 p. [no date]
  10. Typewritten Manuscript, titled A Day in the Life. 12 p. March 11, 1987
  11. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled A Day in the Life, described as "beginning bits of dialogue." p. 6-13. March 12, 1987
  12. Typewritten Manuscript, titled A Day in the Life. 13 p. March 12, [1987]
  13. Notes. 4 p. March 14, 1987
  14. Typewritten Manuscript, titled A Day in the Life. 14 p. March 15, 1987
  15. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled A Day in the Life, described as "first draft." 28 p. June 8, 1987. Accompanied by photocopy of this version
  16. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled A Day in the Life. 30 p. June 15, 1987. Accompanied by photocopy of this version
  17. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled A Day in the Life. 36 p. July 23, 1987
  18. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled One Day. 37 p. November 1, 1987. Accompanied by notes from Joseph Chaikin. 3 p.
  19. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled I'm Listening, which is crossed out and replaced with handwritten title, Struck Dumb. 44 p. December 21, 1987
  20. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Struck Dumb. 44 p. March 1, 1988
  21. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Struck Dumb. Page 3 signed by van Itallie. 41 p. April 11, 1988.
  22. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled Struck Dumb, with revisions. 41 p. April 11, 1988.
  23. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Struck Dumb. 40 p. June 13, 1988
  24. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Struck Dumb, described as "revised, final." 40 p. June 13, 1988
  25. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (2 copies), titled Struck Dumb. 40 p. March 5, 1989
  26. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Notes from an author of Struck Dumb. 1 p. March 14, 1989. Accompanied by a photocopy
  27. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript. Four drafts, titled Silence, The Silence Between Words, Missing Words. 34 p. [December 1989]. Accompanied by copy of correspondence that makes reference to these drafts. 1 p. December 19, 1989
  28. Typewritten Manuscript, titled A Mission / by Joseph Chaikin with Jean-Claude van Itallie. 2 p. January 22, 1990
  29. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Healing With Aphasia. 2 p. Accompanied by correspondence. 1 p. February 20, 1990
  30. Typewritten Manuscript (copy), titled Healing With Aphasia. 2 p. February 23, 1990
  31. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled "Notes from an author of Struck Dumb."
  32. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Struck Dumb. 41 p. August 19, 1990
  33. Notes, described as "suggestion for addition for Struck Dumb from Joe." 4 p. November 1990. Accompanied by correspondence. 3 p.
  34. Excerpts of Struck Dumb, in the Smith and Kraus 1994 edition of The Great Monologues From the Mark Taper Forum. p. 59-62.
  35. Programs
  36. Publicity materials
  37. Press (reviews)
  38. Publications (play descriptions, interviews)
  39. Photograph
  40. Publications (relating to aphasia)
  41. Miscellaneous

Box 21 - New English versions of Chekhov

Folder -- Contents

The Sea Gull

  1. Autograph Manuscript. Act 1. 33 p. [no date]
  2. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull." 108 p. August 9, 1973
  3. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull." Produced at the McCarter Theatre in October 1973. 72 p.
  4. Galley proof for the Dramatists Play Service edition, titled Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull." 54 p. [1974]
  5. Dramatists Play Service edition, titled Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull," with revisions. 55 p. c1974
  6. Miscellaneous manuscripts accompanied by correspondence from William M. Hoffman and Paul Schmidt concerning their work in the Harper & Row edition. 78 p. July-August 1976. Accompanied by book jacket sample
  7. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Seagull. Script for the Guthrie Theater production, performed in November 1983. 97 p.
  8. Notes, described as "notes on writing a new English version of The Seagull." p. 4-7. spring 1987
  9. Programs
  10. Publicity materials (2 posters in Oversize Box 4)
  11. Press (reviews)
  12. Photographs

    The Cherry Orchard

  13. Typewritten Manuscript. Incomplete drafts. 22 p. [no date]
  14. Typewritten Manuscript, titled The Cherry Orchard. Acts 2-4. 62 p. [no date]
  15. Notebook, described as "letters, Cherry Orchard revision." 96 p. February 1979
  16. Autograph Manuscript. A speech in Cherry Orchard. Note given to Jean-Claude van Itallie by Irene Worth, the actress who played Madame Ranevskaya in the first production of his version of the Anton Chekhov play. 5 p. [no date]
  17. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Cherry Orchard : A Comedy in Four Acts. 99 p. 1979
  18. Programs
  19. Publicity materials (1 poster in Oversize Box 4)
  20. Press (reviews)
  21. Miscellaneous (1 item in Restricted Box)

Box 22 - New English versions of Chekhov

Folder -- Contents

Uncle Vanya

  1. Notebook. Translation by Glenn Garelik. 228 p. December 1979
  2. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript, titled Uncle Vanya : Scenes of Country Life in Four Acts. 98 p. [no date]
  3. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Anton Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya : Scenes From Country Life in Four Acts," described as "last draft before typescript." 102 p. December 1979
  4. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Anton Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya : Scenes From Country Life in Four Acts." 99 p. December 1979
  5. Publicity materials (1 poster in Oversize Box 4)
  6. Press (reviews)
  7. Photograph

    Three Sisters

  8. Typewritten Manuscript. 2 p. January 29, 1978. Accompanied by correspondence (1 p.) from Paul Schmidt, concerning his work for this English version
  9. Notebook. Acts 1 and 2. [Translation?] by Glenn Garelik. 179 p. [no date]
  10. Notebook. Acts 3 and 4. [Translation?] by Glenn Garelik. 115 p. [no date]
  11. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Three sisters : Drama in Four Acts. 119 p. [no date]
  12. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (2 copies), titled Anton Chekhov's "Three sisters." 136 p. June 1979
  13. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Anton Chekhov's "Three sisters," with revisions. 136 p. June 1979
  14. Programs
  15. Publicity materials
  16. Article, titled Jean-Claude van Itallie's Translations of Chekhov's Plays, by Gene A. Plunka, published in Theater of Translation. p. 25-42. 2003

Box 23 - Other translations of classics

Folder -- Contents

Medea (by Euripides)

  1. Miscellaneous notes. 21 p. [no date]
  2. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript. 87 p. [no date]
  3. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Medea / Euripides ; translated by Maria Mitchell. 57 p. [no date]
  4. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "new English version of Medea, first draft, from literal translation of Maria Mitchell Davey." 80 p. May 1976
  5. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Medea, described as "1st + 2nd draft." 80 p. September 1, 1976
  6. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Medea. 73 p. [no date]
  7. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Medea, with agent's address on title page. 73 p. November 2, 1976
  8. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled Medea. 73 p. November 2, 1976
  9. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled Medea, with home address on title page. 73 p. November 2, 1976
  10. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled Medea, with revisions. 73 p. November 2, 1976
  11. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript. Medea production book. Stage manager's copy for world premiere of Jean-Claude van Itallie's version. 96 p. [March-May 1979]
  12. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled Medea, described as "revised." 73 p. May 3, 1990
  13. Program
  14. Publicity materials
  15. Publication (interview)
  16. Press (reviews)
  17. Photographs

    Master & Margarita (by Mikhail Bulgakov)

  18. New American Library's edition (copy), titled The Master and Margarita. 192 p. 1967
  19. Andrei Serban's version (copy), titled The Master and Margarita. 102 p. 1978
  20. Notebook. Notes taken by Rosemary Quinn. 139 p. [no date]
  21. Miscellaneous notes. 41 p. [no date]
  22. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript, described as "first draft, Master-Margarita" 142 p. started August 1980-completed December 1980
  23. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Master and Margarita. 135 p. December 15, 1980
  24. Photocopy of the version in folder 23
  25. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Mikhail Bulgakov's "Master and Margarita" / adapted for the theater from a transliteration of the Russian novel, described as "draft." 135 p. March 1993
  26. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Mikhail Bulgakov's "Master and Margarita" / interpreted for the theatre, described as "with revisions." 105 p. April 1993
  27. Notes. 19 p. May 1993
  28. Dramatists Play Service edition titled Mikhail Bulgakov's "Master & Margarita, or, The Devil Comes to Moscow / adapted for the theater by Jean-Claude van Itallie ; from a translation of the novel by Sergei Kobiakoff. 69 p. 1995
  29. Programs
  30. Publicity materials
  31. Press (reviews)
  32. Correspondence
  33. Miscellaneous

Box 24 - Other translations of classics

Folder -- Contents

The Taming of Jacques (by Eugene Ionesco)

  1. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Jack and the Submission. 40 p. [no date]
  2. Typewritten Manuscript, titled The Taming of Jack. 49 p. [no date]
  3. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Taming of Jacques : a naturalistic comedy. 115 p. [no date]. Accompanied by photocopy of this version
  4. Program

    The Balcony (by Jean Genet)

  5. Notebooks (3). Notes taken by Rosemary Quinn. 180 p. [no date]
  6. Typewritten Manuscript. 71 p. [no date]
  7. Typewritten Manuscript, with production notes. 65 p. [no date]
  8. Typewritten Manuscript. Incomplete draft. p. 56-80. [No date]
  9. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "early drafts." Also a note to Joanne Akalaitis on p. 1 of manuscript. 155 p. [no date]
  10. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Jean Genet's "The Balcony," for the production at the American Repertory Theatre. 148 p. November 15, 1985
  11. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Jean Genet's "The Balcony," with revisions, for the production at the American Repertory Theatre. 148 p. November 15, 1985
  12. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled Jean Genet's "The Balcony," for the production at the American Repertory Theatre. 156 p. November 22, 1985
  13. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Jean Genet's "The Balcony," with inserts, for the production at the American Repertory Theatre. 181 p. January 1, 1986
  14. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Jean Genet's "The Balcony," with New York address on title page, for the production at the American Repertory Theatre. 201 p. January 1, 1986
  15. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Jean Genet's "The Balcony," with Massachusetts address on title page, for the production at the American Repertory Theatre. 201 p. January 1, 1986
  16. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Jean Genet's "The Balcony," with Massachusetts address on title page, for the production at the American Repertory Theatre. 201 p. January 1, 1986
  17. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Jean Genet's "The Balcony," with Massachusetts address on title page, for the production at the American Repertory Theatre. 201 p. January 1, 1986

Box 25 - Other translations of classics

Folder -- Contents

The Balcony (continued)

  1. Miscellaneous notes. 10 p. July-September 1988
  2. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "Balcony, some cuts (some scenes) for NYU production -- cuts made by self + Bill Coco." p. 108-201. September 2, 1988
  3. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Jean Genet's "The Balcony." 86 p. September 11, 1988
  4. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled Jean Genet's "The Balcony," with revisions. 86 p. September 11, 1988
  5. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Jean Genet's "The Balcony." 80 p. September 15, 1988. Accompanied by photocopy of this version
  6. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Jean Genet's "The Balcony." 78 p. November 1, 1988
  7. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Jean Genet's "The Balcony," described as "first draft edited script for production at NYU." 55 p. December 1988
  8. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled Jean Genet's "The Balcony." 81 p. February 7, 1989
  9. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled Jean Genet's "The Balcony." 81 p. March 1989
  10. Barbezat edition (copy), titled Le balcon. 244 p. [196?]
  11. Autograph Manuscript Signed and Typewritten Manuscript, titled The Healing Power of Theater, described as "first draft of program notes for ART production of Balcony." 4 p. [no date]
  12. Programs
  13. Publicity materials (2 posters, one of which is signed by the Balcony staff, in Oversize Box 4)
  14. Press (press release, reviews)
  15. Photographs
  16. Miscellaneous
  17. Audiotapes (2). [no date]

Box 26 - Movie scenarios & TV scripts

Folder -- Contents

The Box is Empty

  1. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript. Notes and research for The box is empty, a 16mm. film made by van Itallie in New York featuring Alvin Epstein and Kaffe Fassett. It premiered at the Cinemateque in March 1965. 13 p. [no date]
  2. Sound reel, for the movie The Box is Empty. circa 1960 (in Oversize Box 4)
  3. Prop. Papier-mâché box made for the film by Kaffe Kassett. (in Oversize Box 1)
  4. The Stepinatz Case

  5. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Stepinatz Case. Teleplay for "Look Up and Live." 32 p. May 23, 1963

    The Grand Inquisitor

  6. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Grand Inquisitor / adapted from Dostoyevsky's The Brothers Karamazov. Written for "Look Up and Live" but never produced. 29 p. [1963]

    Lives for Mississippi

  7. Miscellaneous notes. 7 p. [no date]
  8. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Lives for Mississippi. Screenplay by Jean-Claude van Itallie from book by William Bradford Huie. 159 p. [no date]
  9. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled Lives for Mississippi. 139 p. [no date]

    Follies

  10. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled Follies. Screenplay by Jean-Claude van Itallie; music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; based on original playscript by William Goldman. 162 p. August 20, 1973

Box 27 - Movie scenarios & TV scripts

Folder -- Contents

Picasso : a Painter's Diary

  1. Card file. Notecards with notes on the life and career of Pablo Picasso
  2. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "questions for interviews suggested by JCvI for PMA 8/25/79." 9 p. Accompanied by handwritten notes. 9 p.
  3. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "the briefest and first outline." 2 p. August 27, [1979]
  4. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "Outline II." 3 p. [no date]
  5. Typewritten Manuscript. p. 1-93. [No date]
  6. Typewritten Manuscript. p. 94-186. [No date]
  7. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Picasso, described as "#1 original." 127 p. November 1, 1979
  8. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Picasso by Picasso. Telecast by PBS as Picasso : a painter's diary in June 1980. 143 p. January 1980

Box 28 - Performance pieces

Folder -- Contents

Guys Dreamin'

  1. Notes. 8 p. January 1, 1995
  2. Notes. 5 p. September 2, 1996-January 15, 1997
  3. Typewritten Manuscript. 3 p. August 8, 1997
  4. Typewritten Manuscript. 7 p. [no date]
  5. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Guys Dreamin', described as "a script in progress." 14 p. August 16, 1997
  6. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Guys Dreamin', described as "a script in progress." 20 p. August 28, 1997
  7. Programs
  8. Publicity materials (4 posters in Oversize Box 4)
  9. Press (reviews)
  10. Publications (play description, interviews)
  11. Photographs
  12. Videotapes (2). November 14, 1997

    War, Sex and Dreams

  13. Miscellaneous notes. 8 p. [no date]
  14. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "transcripts of J-C's improv + readings for performance piece." 72 p. March 21, 1997
  15. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "transcripts of J-C's improv + readings for performance piece." 104 p. March 22, 1997
  16. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Sleeping with Elia Kazan on Christmas Eve, described as "from journal." 6 p. January 10, 1995
  17. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "soloperf, draft one." 29 p. September 29, 1997
  18. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "transcription." 13 p. September 30 and October 1, 1997
  19. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "transcription from J-C's improv." 13 p. September 30 and October 1, 1997
  20. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "soloperf, draft two." 56 p. November 1, 1997
  21. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "JCvI love lyrics." 5 p. November 1997
  22. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "draft five." 58 p. December 23, 1997
  23. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "early drafts--replaced." 11 p. January 4, 1998
  24. Notes (photocopied). 19 p. February 1998
  25. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "perf. piece, draft eight." 57 p. February 25, 1998
  26. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled War, Sex, Singing and Dancing, described as "draft nine." 69 p. March 3, 1998
  27. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled War, Sex, Singing and Dancing, described as "draft ten." 56 p. April 1, 1998
  28. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled War, Sex, Singing and Dancing, described as "draft ten" with revisions. 53 p. April 1, 1998

Box 29 - Performance pieces

Folder -- Contents

War, Sex and Dreams (continued)

  1. Notes, described as "editorial notes." 1 p. April 19, 1998
  2. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled War, Sex, Singing and Dancing, described as "draft twelve." 55 p. May 23, 1998
  3. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled War, Sex, Singing and Dancing, described as "draft thirteen." 52 p. May 25, 1998
  4. Miscellaneous notes. 14 p. August-October 1998
  5. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Frog Prince, described as "draft fourteen." 46 p. August 25, 1998
  6. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled War, Sex and Dreams, described as "draft seventeen." 46 p. October 21, 1998
  7. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled War, Sex and Dreams, described as "draft eighteen." 48 p. November 1, 1998
  8. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled War, Sex and Dreams, described as "draft twenty." 47 p. November 18, 1998
  9. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled War, Sex and Dreams, described as "draft twenty-one." 48 p. January 1, 1999
  10. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled War, Sex and Dreams, described as "draft twenty-two." 48 p. January 7, 1999
  11. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled War, Sex and Dreams, described as "draft twenty-three." 41 p. February 7, 1999
  12. Notes. 6 p. February 1999
  13. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled War, Sex and Dreams, described as "draft twenty-four." 40 p. March 6, 1999
  14. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled War, Sex and Dreams, described as "draft twenty-four." 41 p. March 6, 1999
  15. Programs
  16. Publicity materials (2 posters in Oversize Box 4)
  17. Publicity materials
  18. Publicity materials
  19. Publications (play description, interviews)
  20. Press (reviews)
  21. Correspondence
  22. Miscellaneous
  23. Audiotape, described as "interview." May 19, 1998
  24. Videotapes (2). January 1999; March 18, 1999

Box 30 - Plays directed

Folder -- Contents

Plays directed while an undergraduate at Harvard (1954-1958): Michel de Ghelderode's Escurial; Jean-Paul Sartre's Dirty Hands; Jean van Druten's I Am A Camera; Jean Anouilh's Thieves' Carnival.

Escurial

  1. Production book for Escurial. Harvard binder notebook with Michel de Ghelderode's script taped in with notes. 63 p. [195?]

    I Am A Camera

  2. Publicity Materials. [195?]

    Thieves' Carnival

  3. Production book for Thieves' Carnival. Binder notebook with Jean Anouilh's script taped in with notes. 70 p. [1958]
  4. Miscellaneous notes. 18 p. [1958]
  5. Program.
  6. Publicity materials.
  7. Press (review)

    King of the United States (1972) (see "Musicals and Musical Plays")

    The Tempest (by William Shakespeare) (1984)

  8. Production book with William Shakespeare's text with revisions, call sheets, company list, drawing of performance space. 80 p. 1984
  9. Program
  10. Miscellaneous
  11. Audiotape, described as "Kozuko's verbal poem (Tempest review)." [no date]

    The Balcony (1985) (See "Other translations of classics")

Box 31 - Essays, articles, etc. (1946-1955)

Folder -- Contents

  1. Autograph Manuscripts Signed and Typewritten Manuscripts. Kensington School papers. Class assignments, most with teachers' comments. 77 p. 1946-1950
  2. Autograph Manuscripts Signed. French notebooks. Class assignments with teacher's comments. 2 vols. [ca. 1950-1952]
  3. Autograph Manuscripts Signed and Typewritten Manuscripts Signed. Great Neck High School papers. Class assignments, many with teachers' comments, and miscellaneous high school papers. 284 p. 1950-1953
  4. Autograph Manuscripts Signed and Typed Manuscripts Signed. Great Neck High School Papers. Class assignments in Plane Geometry, English, Biology and Latin. Accompanied by Social Studies booklet and copy of Review Digest of Elementary Algebra. 309 p. 1951-1952
  5. Typewritten Manuscript (carbon). Play, titled Little Red Riding Hood. 2 p. [ca. January 1952]
  6. Autograph Manuscript. Poem, titled Funeral Eulogy on Barbara Zelan. 1 p. [1953?]
  7. Autograph Manuscripts Signed. Deerfield Academy papers. Class assignments, lists and memorabilia. 69 p. 1953-1954
  8. Autograph Manuscripts Signed. Deerfield Academy notebooks. Notes on and European history. 3 vols. 1953-1954
  9. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Paper for English C, with professor's comments, titled Kathy. 18 p. Accompanied by carbon copy. January 12, 1954
  10. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Harvard paper, with professor's comments, titled Distinguishing Characteristics of Natural Science. 2 p. October 4, 1954
  11. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Story for English Ca, with professor's comments, titled Caesura. 6 p. October 6, 1954
  12. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. General Education assignment. Discussion of W.K. Livingston's What is Pain?, with professor's comments. 3 p. October 7, 1954
  13. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscripts Signed. Poem (in three versions), with professor's comments, titled The Untenanted Farm. 6 p. October 13, 1954
  14. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Story for English Ca, with professor's comments, titled The Child of Andergem. Original version, 2 p. October 20, 1954. Revised version, 8 p. October 27, 1954
  15. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Story for English Ca, with professor's comments, titled Granada. 7 p. November 3 and 10, 1954
  16. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Essay assignment #1, with professor's comments.
    Discussion of G. Burniston Brown and J. Arthur Thomson. 6 p. November 10, 1954
  17. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Story for English Ca, with professor's comments, titled To Daudet's Mill, By Early Morning. 2 p. Accompanied by poem, titled Movie. 1 p. November 17, 1954
  18. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. General Education assignment, with professor's comments, titled A normal man, when distraught, is capable of extreme violence. 5 p. November 18, 1954
  19. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Paper for Humanities 3, with professor's comments. Discussion of the fears of the Chorus in Agamemnon. 6 p. November 19, 1954
  20. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Story for English Ca, with professor's comments, titled Boy Wounded. 10 p. December 1, 1954
  21. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. General Education assignment, with professor's comments, titled A Short Criticism of "Looking Forward" by Lewis Mumford. 3 p. December 2, 1954
  22. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Story for English Ca, with professor's comments, titled From New York Back to Trenton. 4 p. December 8, 1954
  23. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Natural Science assignment, with professor's comments. 6 p. December 15, 1954
  24. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Last page of story for English Ca, with professor's comments. 1 p. December 15, 1954
  25. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. General Education assignment, with professor's comments, titled Application of Freud's Principles to the General Psychology of the United States. 4 p. December 16, 1954
  26. Autograph Manuscript. Harvard papers (fiction, poetry, tests) written in pencil and undated. 39 p. [1954-1955]
  27. Autograph Manuscripts Signed. Harvard papers (two notebooks, class handouts and graded bluebooks). 152 p. 1954-1955
  28. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Essay for General Education , with professor's comments, titled An Opinion of Censorship. 3 p. January 10, [1955]
  29. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Essay for Humanities 3, with professor's comments, titled Rousseau and Madame de Warens. 6 p. January 14, 1955
  30. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Essay for Natural Science, with professor's comments, titled The Scientist and the Citizen. 6 p. January 17, 1955
  31. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Two poems for English Cb, with professor's comments, titled The Unexamined Goddess and Insomnia. 2 p. February 9, 1955
  32. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Two assignments for English CB, with professor's comments. Story titled Thanksgiving Morning. 6 p. Poem titled A Moment. 1 p. February 16 and 23, 1955
  33. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Essay for General Education, with professor's comments, titled Criticism: Milton's "Lycidas" (lines 64-75). And Relevant Parts of Gray's "Elegy In A Country Churchyard". 3 p. February 1955
  34. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Two poems for English CB, with professor's comments, titled Small Red Shoes. 4 p. March 16, 1955
  35. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Essay for General Education, with professor's comments, titled Ro and Ra. 5 p. March 24, 1955
  36. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Two poems for English CB, with professor's comments. 2 p. March 30, 1955
  37. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Essay for General Education, with professor's comments, titled The Poet and The Era. 3 p. March 31, 1955
  38. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Story for English CB, with professor's comments, titled Revelation of the Chair. 7 p. March 2 and 9, 1955. Accompanied by revision titled The Chair. 5 p. May 1955.
  39. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Essay for General Education, with professor's comments, titled Composed, Not on Westminster Bridge, But as a Gen. Ed. Assignment. 2 p. March 1955
  40. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Essay for Humanities 3, with professor's comments, titled The Problem of Decline: A Dialogue Between Thucydides and Gibbon. 8 p. March 1955
  41. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Essay for Natural Science, with professor's comments, titled The Layman and Doctor Einstein. 6 p. April 1, 1955
  42. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Story for English CB, with professor's comments, titled The Date. 8 p. April 13 and 20, 1955
  43. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Essay for General Education, with professor's comments, titled Science: Its Place in the Society and Progress of Modern Times. 3 p. April 28, 1955
  44. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Story for English C, with professor's comments, titled Romanticism Today: Stendahl and the Young Generation. 16 p. May 11, 1955
  45. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Essay for Humanities 3, with professor's comments, titled Why Zossima Bows Down to Dmitri Rather Than to Ivan in "The Brothers Karamazov." 6 p. May 20, 1955
  46. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Essay for Government 1a, with professor's comments, titled Discussion: Machiavelli and Rousseau. 9 p. May 1955
  47. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Essay for Natural Science, with professor's comments, titled Impact of Atom Bomb on Contemporary Thought. 6 p. May 1955
  48. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Story for Application for English K, with professor's comments, titled A Letter. 3 p. [ca. September 1955]
  49. Autograph Manuscript Signed. Examination answers about Shakespeare in bluebook for English 123. 8 p. October 31, 1955
  50. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Essay for French, with professor's comments, titled Analyzation: "La Marée de Midi," Paul Clandel. 4 p. October 1955
  51. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Story for English K, with professor's comments, titled The Ghost Walk. 7 p. October 1955
  52. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Essay for English 10, with professor's comments, titled The Princess's Tale---Realism and Miracle. 4 p. October 1955
  53. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Story for English K, with professor's comments, titled The Young Writers. 10 p. October 1955
  54. Autograph Manuscript Signed. Examination answers in bluebook for Social Sciences. 8 p. November 10, 1955
  55. Autograph Manuscript Signed. Examination answers about Shakespeare in bluebook for English 123. 8 p. November 23, [1955]
  56. Autograph Manuscript Signed. Examination answers in bluebook for English 10. 8 p. November 1955
  57. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Play for English K, with professor's comments, titled Hotel: Restricted. 10-character play in one act. 18 p. November 1955
  58. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Play for English K, with professor's comments, titled Bells. 3-character play in one act. 14 p. December 1955
  59. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Essay for English 10, with professor's comments, titled Explication du texte. "Love," George Herbert. 4 p. December 1955
  60. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Essay for Social Sciences 4, with professor's comments, titled Ideas About Human Nature in Aeschylus's "Oresteia." 13 p. December 1955
  61. Typewritten Manuscripts Signed. Story for English K, with professor's comments, titled Keith the Actor. 10 p. Accompanied by revision (8 p.) and carbon (9 p.). December 1955.
  62. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Poets Out Loud. Position paper for "non-critical performances" by poets. Signed by van Itallie, Peter Heliczer, Michael Mann and Peter Reider. 1 p. December 1955

Box 32 - Essays, articles, etc. (1956-1959)

Folder -- Contents

  1. Autograph Manuscript Signed. Examination answers for French 124 in bluebook. 8 p. January 23, 1956
  2. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Essay for French 124, with professor's comments, titled Analysis: "Caligula," Albert Camus. 15 p. January 1956
  3. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Essay for English 10, with professor's comments, titled Analysis: "King Lear," Act II, scene IV. 14 p. January 1956
  4. Autograph Manuscript. Notebook for French 124 with notes and handouts. 46 p. spring 1956
  5. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscripts, titled François Yattend. 4 drafts written in Paris. 27 p. Accompanied by 2 draft photocopies. 17 p. spring 1956. Published circa 1960 in the Transatlantic Review.
  6. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Story for English, with professor's comments, titled Letter to his Love, a nocture. 2 p. July 1956. Accompanied by copy.
  7. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Untitled story for English, with professor's comments. 8 p. July 1956
  8. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Untitled story fragment for English, with professor's comments. 2 p. July 1956
  9. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscripts Signed. Story for English, with professor's comments, titled The Awakening. 3 drafts. 13 p. August 1956
  10. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Untitled essay for Humanities 130, with professor's comments, on The Ancient Mariner. 3 p. October 20, 1956
  11. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Essay for Humanities 130, with professor's comments, titled "Hugh Selwyn Mauberly," Ezra Pound. 4 p. October 27, 1956
  12. Typewritten Manuscripts Signed. Play, with professor's comments, titled The Eternal Moment. Adaptation of E. M. Forster's The Eternal Moment. 20 p. Accompanied by revision. 20 p. October 1956.
  13. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Essay for Comparative Literature 161, with professor's comments, titled Rachel in "A La Recherche du Temps Perdy." 8 p. November 1, 1956
  14. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Essay for Humanities 130, with professor's comments, titled "Canto II," Ezra Pound. 6 p. November 3, 1956
  15. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Essay for Humanities 130, with professor's comments, titled "September, 1913," W.B. Yeats. 2 p. November 10, 1956
  16. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Essay for Humanities 130, with professor's comments, titled "Among School Children," Yeats. 5 p. November 17, 1956
  17. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Essay for Humanities 130, with professor's comments, titled "Byzantium," W.B. Yeats. 2 p. November 24, 1956
  18. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Essay for Humanities 130, with professor's comments, titled First Seven Crazy Jane Poems of W.B. Yeats. 5 p. December 1, 1956
  19. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Essay for Comparative Literature 161, with professor's comments, titled Paraphrase and Explication of Page 162 in James Joyce's "Ulysses," Random House edition. 11 p. December 1, 1956
  20. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Essay for Humanities 130, with professor's comments, titled "Ode to a Nightingale," John Keats. 4 p. December 8, 1956
  21. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Essay for History and Literature tutorial, titled Herodotus and the Delphic Oracle. 3 p. December 12, 1956
  22. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Play, with professor's comments, titled Baintree Holiday. 17 p. December 1956
  23. Autograph Manuscript. Notebook with notes for English 123, a play production and other classes, with handouts. 36 p. [ca. 1955-1956]
  24. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Harvard paper. Untitled play for English Ya. 9 p. [ca. 1955-1956]
  25. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript. Harvard paper. Short story, titled Phaëton in Widener. Handwritten page of working draft, draft of story, first page of completed version. 6 p. Accompanied by Xerox copy. 6 p. [ca. 1956]
  26. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Essay for Humanities 130, titled To His Coy Mistress, with professor's comments. 2 p. [1956]
  27. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Essay for Humanities 130, titled On "Li Fu-Jen." 2 p. [1956]
  28. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Last page of assignment for Humanities 130, with professor's comments. 1 p. [1956]
  29. Typewritten Manuscript, titled editorial-not-for-print. Written for the Harvard publication i.e.. 2 p. [ca. 1956]
  30. Autograph Manuscript. NYU proposal to improve the NYU curriculum. On verso of workshop script for "Face the Nation." 1 p. [ca. 1956]
  31. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Essay, with professor's comments, titled Ramblings on Blake's "The Price of Experience" from "The Four Zoas: Night Two." 3 p. [ca. 1956]
  32. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Essay, titled A value judgment on Blake and Wordsworth. 2 p. [1956?]
  33. Autograph Manuscripts and Typewritten Manuscripts Signed. Three character play, with professor's comments, titled Michael. 14 p. January 1957. Accompanied by 2 drafts in the author's hand (32 p.) and carbon (14 p.). January 1957
  34. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Play, titled Chet Wilde. 58 p. Accompanied by carbon (59 p.), handwritten draft in notebook (74 p.), handwritten manuscript on James Dean (2 p.). May 1957
  35. Autograph Manuscript. Notebook with notes for Comparative Literature. 46 p. fall term 1957-1958
  36. Autograph Manuscript. Notebook with class notes and notes for play titled Chet Wilde. 79 p. [1957]
  37. Autograph Manuscript, Paper, titled The thunderous days in Cambridge. Satire containing a series of short pieces in four of articles by J. Thucides Cabot-Lodge in the Christian Science Monitor. 9 p. 1957
  38. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Essay on Symbolism, with professor's comments, titled L'Eche de Baudelaire. 10 p. January 21, 1958
  39. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Play, titled Being Born of Earth. Unfinished draft of three-act play. 59 p. January 1958
  40. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Thesis, titled The Pessimism of Jean Anouilh. 37 p. Accompanied by carbon (46 p.), signed carbons of "Reports on Thesis For Distinction" by H. Stuart Hughes and Stanley Hoffman (2 p.), and poster for van Itallie's Kirkland House production of Thieves' Carnival. March 3, 1958
  41. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Essay for TMR53, with professor's comments, titled Explications of three paintings. 2 p. October 20, 1958. Accompanied by copies of paintings discussed.
  42. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Harvard paper. Short story, titled The Communication. First person story about boy who encounters an accident victim. 5 p. 1958
  43. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Essay on La Chute by Albert Camus, with professor's comments. 4 p. Accompanied by carbon. 2 p. [1958]
  44. Typewritten Manuscript. Harvard paper. Short story titled, Richard's Present. 2 p. [1958]
  45. Typewritten Manuscript, titled WE ARE, AND THATS ALL. 1 p. May 6, 1959
  46. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Inspiration in a dune. Written at Amagansett. 2 p. summer 1959
  47. Autograph Manuscript. Notebook for classes at NYU. 66 p. [ca. 1958-1959]
  48. Typewritten Manuscript. First three chapters of unfinished novel by Jean-Claude van Itallie and Tania Leontov. 103 p. 1959

Box 33 - Essays, articles, etc. (1960-1964)

Folder -- Contents

  1. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Paper for Educational Psychology (NYU), with professor's comments. Biographical paper recounting childhood school experiences.
    10 p. June 1960
  2. Typewritten Manuscripts. Travel notes mostly about his Aunt Beatrix and Uncle Johann. 9 p. Accompanied by two other versions. 18 p. September 7, 1960
  3. Typewritten Manuscripts Signed, titled So Enjoy It, Whatever It Is, described as "never published or produced." 14 p. Accompanied by another version. 20 p. [ca. 1960]
  4. Typewritten Manuscript. Play, titled Natterings. 11 p. [ca. 1960]
  5. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscripts. Children on the Shore. Early revisions and notes. 437 p. 1959-1961
  6. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Children on the Shore. 84 p. 1959-1961
  7. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Children on the Shore : a play in three acts. Bound in cover with "on the Shore" crossed off the title. 116 p. 1959-1961
  8. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (carbon). Children on the Shore : a play in three acts. Bound in red cover. 116 p. 1959-1961
  9. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (carbon). Children on the Shore : a play in three acts. Bound in brown cover. 110 p. 1959-1961
  10. Typewritten Manuscript, titled The Honest World of Jean Genet. Draft toward an article. 8 p. May 7, 1961
  11. Typewritten Manuscript. Notes and play drafts for End of the Line. Discussion of how an autobiographical incident provoked analysis and work on a play. 29 p. August 5-8, 1962
  12. Article, titled An interview with Jose Quintero, published in Transatlantic Review. Discusses with van Itallie the role of the director in drama, his philosophy of directing, as well as his opinions of specific playwrights, like Edward Albee, Wilder, and others. 10 p. winter 1962
  13. Autograph Manuscript. Notebook. Includes notes for the production of War and Open Theater notes. 38 p. [1963?]
  14. Typewritten Manuscript (copy). Open Theater notebook. 133 p. 1964-1965
  15. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript. Open Theater notebook. 142 p. Notebook kept by the playwright in 1964-65. Includes programs, clippings, notes from Joe Chaikin and manuscripts of The Fool, The Doris Plays, From an Odets Kitchen, The Airplane, and The Murdered Woman. Mostly typed with some holograph pages. On various kinds of paper. Many pages damaged by moisture. p. [1-37]
  16. Open Theater notebook. p. [38-80]
  17. Open Theater notebook. p. [81-112]
  18. Open Theater notebook. p. [113-142]
  19. Typewritten Manuscript. Play, titled The Contest. Accompanied by drafts and notes. Performed by the Open Theater. 12 p. [April 1964]
  20. Typewritten Manuscript (carbon), play titled Picnic in Spring. 5 p. Accompanied by 5 p. of working manuscript. [April 1964]
  21. Typewritten Manuscript. Excerpts from Winter's Light by Ingmar Bergman and The Madman by Friedrich Nietzsche, which forms the center of a CBS "Look Up and Live" script. 4 p. May 28, 1964. Accompanied by 5 copies.
  22. Typewritten Manuscript (copy). Excerpts from James Baldwin's play, Blues for Mister Charlie. Adapted for a CBS "Look Up and Live" script. 35 p. June 18, 1964
  23. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Play, titled Hoops of Morgantude. 8 p. June 1964
  24. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The First Fool, described as "written at Charlemont, performed by Open Theater." 1 p. Accompanied by copy. 1 p. July 1964
  25. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Exorcism. Removed from folder marked "Notes on Exorcism and Masked Exorcism Party." 4 p. November 5, 1964
  26. Typewritten Manuscript (copy), titled Kind Deeds and Cornets. Script for NBC's "New York Illustrated." 15 p. Accompanied by notes (1 p.), earlier typewritten draft (4 p.). December 1964
  27. Typewritten Manuscript. Unfinished draft for play titled, Death and Resurrection, about John Fitzgerald Kennedy. 7 p. [ca. 1963-1964]
  28. Typewritten Manuscript. Play, titled Murdered Woman, described as "a play for a group, inspired by a news article on the murder in Brooklyn, New York of Katherine Genovese." 17 p. winter 1964
  29. Typewritten Manuscript. Notes on Tiny Alice. Discusses Edward Albee's play. 3 p. 1964
  30. Typewritten Manuscripts. Play titled He, She, and the Officer. 17 p. Accompanied by drafts. 21 p. Also called The Policeman and Man and Woman on the Beach in Front of Party. [ca. 1964]

Box 34 - Essays, articles, etc. (1965-1974)

Folder -- Contents

  1. Typewritten Manuscript. Play, titled Airport. 7 p. Accompanied by notes (7 p.) and drafts of another version (13 p.). Performed by the Open Theater as The Airplane. [February 1965]
  2. Typewritten Manuscript (copy). Corrected Xerox of teleplay, titled The Desegregated Heart, for a CBS "Look Up and Live" segment. 32 p. Accompanied by another corrected copy (31 p.) and two unmarked copies. June 12, 1965
  3. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscripts. Play, titled Fred Pays A Visit to the Dream Machine. 10 p. Accompanied by revisions. 17 p. 1965
  4. Typewritten Manuscript (copy). Adaptation of A Cup of Trembling by Elizabeth Berryhill, for a CBS "Look Up and Live" script, described as "corrected." 37 p. June 22, 1966
  5. Typewritten Manuscript (carbon). Incomplete revised carbon of article, titled The Adaptation of Theater Plays to the Media of Television and Films, written for UNESCO for presentation at a meeting in Budapest. 20 p. Accompanied by 2 mimeo copies of the UNESCO publication. 11 p. August 19, 1966
  6. Typewritten Manuscript (carbon), described as "skit for Channel 13-TV." Fragment (pages 2-4) of teleplay for 3 actors. 3 p. November 1966
  7. Typewritten Manuscript. Draft of article, titled Playwright At Work Off Off Broadway, for the Drama Review. 6 p. Accompanied by Xerox of galley proof of article. 2 p. [1966]
  8. Typewritten Manuscript. Play, titled Prologue, inscribed in 1971 by author as "written in Minneapolis--play on Vietnam." 3 p. [1966]
  9. Article, titled Polish Lab Director Plays for Total Stakes, published in Village Voice. Discusses Jerzy Grotowski's work. March 7, 1968
  10. Typewritten Manuscript. Poem, titled I floated down, described as "written for Marianne to make her music to." 1 p. September 1968
  11. Autograph Song Signed (copy), titled I Was in Chicago. Music by Richard Peaslee, lyrics by Jean-Claude van Itallie (6 p.). Accompanied by 3 drafts of lyrics (3 p.). October 1968. For drafts of other lyrics by van Itallie, see "Lyrics for DMZ songs" (in "no date" box).
  12. Typewritten Manuscript, titled The Kiki and his Parents (Silliness Song). 1 p. [1968]
  13. Typewritten Manuscript (carbon), titled The riot-demonstration. Outline for Open Theater piece. 1 p. [1968]
  14. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Roger: A story of Mothers and Sons. 27 p. Accompanied by partial draft (1 p.), titled Roger; another partial draft (5 p.); and notecards (21 cards). [1968?] (Restricted)
  15. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Article written for New York Times, titled Theater and its Context or Toward a Theater of Transgression. 7 p. Accompanied by copy (7 p.), earlier draft (10 p.), and correspondence from Seymour Peck (2 p.). 1968
  16. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (carbon), titled The Ensemble and the Playwright. 9 p. May 10, 1969
  17. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled In answer to the questions of "Theater haute." In a brief essay published in German van Itallie discusses the contemporary playwright's need to redefine his role. 2 p. June 11, 1969
  18. Typewritten Manuscript. Material for The Life and Times of Sigmund Freud, described as "1st draft of stuff offered to Bob Wilson for his piece" presented in Dec. 1969 with van Itallie in the cast. 4 p. [1969]
  19. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript, described as "songs and possible songs." Includes lyrics for King of the United States. 13 p. [ca. 1969]
  20. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript. Off-Broadway "musical entertainment" titled, Exchange, described as "work on Exchange, all drafts, written under the pseudonym, Eric Levy," produced by Stephanie Sills. 88 p. January 1970
  21. Typewritten Manuscript (carbon). [Introduction]. Published as introduction to Behind the Scenes: Theater and Film Interviews From the Transatlantic Review (New York, 1971). 5 p. [June 1970]
  22. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled What It Feels Like At the Moment
    7 p. Accompanied by 4 revisions. 31 p. June 1971
  23. Typewritten Manuscript, titled An Abortion of Late. 4 p. August 1971
  24. Typewritten Manuscript. Screenplay, titled American Cream. Three stories, "The Show," "The Office" and "Country Lads," comprising script for pornographic film written and directed by van Itallie under the name Rob Simple. 18 p. Accompanied by publication, titled Angels, with listing of American Cream and newspaper ads. [1971]
  25. Autograph Manuscript. Notebook which includes notes on filming American Cream and rehearsing Mystery Play. 38 p. [1972]
  26. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript, titled Nightwalk. Working drafts of van Itallie's contributions to the Open Theater collaboration. 35 p. Accompanied by final script (copy, 9 p.) and Village Voice review (1 p.). January-March 1973
  27. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript (carbon), titled Milarepa. 15 p. Narration written for film on tankas of Milarepa's life by Trungpa, Rinpoche. Accompanied by working drafts (120 p.) and source material (50 p.). December 1, 1973
  28. Typewritten Manuscript. "Conversation with Joe and Mira in the car coming back from Ocean Beach." 1 p. [Summer 1974]
  29. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript. [Journal]. 243 p. 1974
  30. Typewritten Manuscript. [Journal]. 82 p. 1974
  31. Typewritten Manuscript. [Journal], described as "draft II." 175 p. 1974
  32. Typewritten Manuscript. [Journal], described as "draft III." 107 p. 1974
  33. Typewritten Manuscript. [Journal], described as "draft V." 75 p. 1974
  34. Typewritten Manuscript. [Journal]. 52 p. 1974
  35. Typewritten Manuscript. [Journal]. 58 p. 1974
  36. Typewritten Manuscript. [Journal]. 70 p. 1974
  37. Typewritten Manuscript (copy). [Journal]. 70 p. 1974
  38. Typewritten Manuscript (copy). [Journal]. Cut up and out of order. 80 p. 1974
  39. Typewritten Manuscript. [Journal]. 71 p. 1974

Box 35 - Essays, articles, etc. (1975-1993)

Folder -- Contents

  1. Typewritten Manuscript. Poem, titled Song of Exile. 1 p. May 25, 1975
  2. Typewritten Manuscript, titled On the Necessity and Possibility of having the Second Boulder Theater Conference, and How it Would Differ from the First. 9 p. [1976]
  3. Typewritten Manuscript. Poem, titled In That Early Time. 1 p. Accompanied by earlier drafts. 24 p. Published copy in Special Collections (PS3572.A45 I43). [ca. 1976]
  4. Typewritten Manuscript. Play, titled About Time. 23 p. Accompanied by "early draft" 19 p. May 20, 1977
  5. Autograph Manuscript, described as "first draft of some work done for Trungpa Rinpoche, Charlemont." 5 p. August 1977 (Restricted)
  6. Autograph Manuscript, described as "notebook dictated to David Wolpe; In this notebook: notes on Sontag, assorted letters, Naropa--play in progress, notes on Wilde from H. Montgomery Hyde." 78 p. [1978]
  7. Autograph Manuscript. Written on manila envelope, described as "Lydia recounts the ways of the world to George." 1 p. [1979]
  8. Autograph Manuscripts. Three notebooks with notes and scenes for Moving Pictures. 143 p. 1979-1982
  9. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript. Moving Pictures. Earlier drafts. 106 p. 1979-1982
  10. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Quartet, described as "a scene from a play-in-progress: Moving Pictures. 43 p. Accompanied by copy (43 p.) and partial copy of this version (25 p.). September 28, 1981
  11. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Scenes for "Moving Pictures." 42 p. Accompanied by copy of this version. 42 p. September 1982
  12. Autograph Manuscript. Notebook which includes miscellaneous notes, notes on Moving Pictures (September-December 1980) and The Fool (June 1983). 126 p.
  13. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript, titled One on One, described as "a proposal for a teleplay." 12 p. Accompanied by a "first draft" (4 p.) and preliminary dialog (19 p.). February 1980
  14. Typewritten Manuscript. Eulogy for Daniel Seltzer, described as "this draft rewritten for Village Voice at request of Erika Munk, drama editor, but turned down by arts editor as too personal and too long." 5 p. Accompanied by earlier drafts (14 p.) and correspondence (1 p.). March 1980
  15. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Reincarnation. 6 p. Accompanied by reference notes. 1 p. April 1980
  16. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Names for Joe's piece. 4 p. June 1980
  17. Typewritten Manuscript, described as an "addendum to a proposal to write a manual of techniques to learn playwrighting." 4 p. November 18, 1980
  18. Typewritten Manuscript (copy), titled Discovering the real fountain of youth--in South America / by Jean-Claude van Itallie and Wendy Gimbel. Published in the February 1981 issue of Vogue. 13 p. [1980]
  19. Typewritten Manuscript. Biography, described as "notes." Biography of the Buddha; Biography of Naropa; Biography of Milarepa. 5 p. September 16, 1982
  20. Autograph Manuscript. Notebook which includes miscellaneous notes. 74 p. Accompanied by inserted notes. 8 p. 1982
  21. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "stuff for Ronnie to speak in Joe's piece." Speech for Ronnie Gilbert in Lies and Secrets, directed by Joseph Chaikin. 2 p. February 1983
  22. Essay, included in article, titled The Open Theater [1963-1973] : Looking Back, published in Performing Arts Journal. Brief reminiscence of van Itallie's days with the Open Theater, focusing on America Hurrah and The Serpent. Also includes black and white photographs from The Serpent. p. 30-35. (v. VII, #3, 1983)
  23. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript Signed, described as "obituary written for Village Voice." 9 p. sent September 19, 1984
  24. Typewritten Manuscript. Proposal to launch Theatre East/West which would bring together "eastern and western theatre techniques to embody and illuminate traditional eastern thought" in a production of The Tibetan Book of the Dead at the Naropa Institute in fall 1984. Includes earlier draft. 25 p. [1984]
  25. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "Autobiographical article for Gale Publishing Company." 3 drafts. 118 p. Published in Contemporary Authors, Autobiography Series, Vol. 2 (Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1985), p. 405-423. Accompanied by correspondence from Dedria Bryfonski, Adele Sarkissian and Didi Goldenhar (5 p.) March-May 1984
  26. Autograph Manuscript Signed. Poem, titled [Nearly fifty]. 1 p. November 1984
  27. Essay, included in article, titled My High School English Teacher, published in Teachers & Writers. Newsletter featuring tributes from 20 well-known writers to their high school English teachers, including one from van Itallie to two of his instructors who helped him to "unlearn" conditioned amorality and the need to please others. p. 4-5. (v. 17, no. 3, January-February 1986)
  28. Autograph Manuscript. Eulogy for Cal Culver. 3 p. Accompanied by obituary. September 19, 1987
  29. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "notes on musical, Boulder, Tony & Jake." 6 p. April 17, 1989
  30. Essay, included in article, titled A Streetcar Named Desire : A Playwright's Forum, published in Michigan Quarterly Review. Brief comment by van Itallie within a larger article about Tennessee Williams. Emphasizes that Williams encourages us to truly know and experience our emotions. p. 200-201. (v. XXIX, no. 2, spring 1990)
  31. Typewritten Manuscript, titled U.S.C. Commencement Address, given to the class of 1990. 12 p. May 10, 1990. Also published in Call Board, publication of the University of Southern California, School of Theatre. p. 3-15. April 1991
  32. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Lenny. Essay about Leonard Bernstein. 4 p. November 21, 1990
  33. Typewritten Manuscript, titled My trip to Los Angeles, described as "first draft written April 23/24 1991." 16 p.
  34. Typewritten Manuscripts. Musical, titled First Family First. 9 drafts/outlines. 114 p. August 28, 1991-January 18, 1992
  35. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript. van Itallie's English translation of La Chute by Albert Camus. 3 drafts. 11 p. November 1991
  36. Typewritten Manuscripts, titled Like Father, Like Son and Power. 9 drafts. 73 p. January 11, 1992
  37. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Atomic Cabaret, described as "I organize this cabaret (with CAN members and Court Dorsey ) + write dialogue for Will + Cap't. And play Cap't). 5 p. Accompanied by earlier draft, described as "running order." 5 p. May 1992
  38. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Hal[l]ucinogens and Spiritual Practice. 3 drafts. 17 p. Article published in the Franklin County Progressive Newsletter. p. 1, 6-7. July 1992
  39. Typewritten Manuscript, titled pelican in the baobab tree, described as "monologue with music for Jonathan Macwaia Hart." 5 p. August 1, 1992
  40. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript, titled Making Up Your Mind Monster and Think Monster, described as "notes from August 7th, 1992, rapping with Co[u]rt Dorsey." 21 p.
  41. Autograph Manuscript Signed and Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Those "Fake Indian" Places Along the Trail. Brief reminiscence of Jean-Claude visiting a touristy Indian shop near his home with a Native American acquaintance. 7 p. Essay published in Franklin County Progressive Newsletter. p. 9. October 1992
  42. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Education and Disability. 5 p. van Itallie discusses his long relationship with Chaikin, from the early 1960s days of the Open Theater to Chaikin's recent struggles with aphasia. Article published in Kaleidoscope : International Magazine of Literature, Fine Arts, and Disability. p. 21-23 (no. 26, winter/spring 1993). Identical to earlier article appearing in Performing Arts Journal (May 1993), with the title Speaking From the Heart.
  43. Article, titled Speaking From the Heart, published in Performing Arts Journal. van Itallie discusses his long relationship with Chaikin, from the early 1960s days of the Open Theater to Chaikin's recent struggles with aphasia. Identical to earlier article appearing in Kaleidoscope (winter/spring, 1993), with the title, Education and Disability. p. 110-114 (v. XV, no. 44, May 1993)
  44. Essay, titled On Laughter, published in American Drama. Offers van Itallie's Zen Buddhist-influenced views on the power of laughter as a healing and teaching tool. p. 87-91. Fall 1993
  45. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled We, the King, described as "incorporating parts of an earlier play called King of the United States with music by Richard Peaslee). 3 drafts. 48 p. Dated November 22, December 1, December 7, 1993.
  46. Letter, published in Gildzen at 50: A Celebration. Includes a letter from van Itallie to Alex celebrating his 50th birthday (p. 27), as well as a photograph of van Itallie, Gildzen, Karageorgiou, and Joseph Chaikin (p. 115). 1993

Box 36 - Essays, articles, etc. (1994-2004; A-K, no date)

Folder -- Contents

  1. Essay, in article, titled Ages of the Avant-Garde, published in Performing Arts Journal. p. 35-36. (v. XVI, no. 1, January 1994)
  2. Typewritten Manuscript. Song, titled Diana's Song, described as "new lyrics." 2 p. April 11, 1995
  3. Autograph Manuscript, described as "notes for reporter, Brad Goush, writing article on Dorothy Dean in Vanity Fair." 3 p. [1995] (Restricted)
  4. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. [Older]. Description of project van Itallie and Joseph Chaikin are working on. 1 p. July 5, 1997
  5. Autograph Manuscript, described as "notes during Aging project." 2 p. January 1998
  6. Essay, included in article, titled Death of a Salesman: A Playwright's Forum, published in Michigan Quarterly Review, for a special issue, titled Arthur Miller. p. 621. Fall 1998
  7. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "words requested by Margaret Croyden for American Theatre magazine on death of Jerzi Grotowsky [Jerzy Grotowski]." 1 p. February 1999
  8. Introduction, published in Santa Fe Opera Program, titled Live at the Opera : the Ninth Annual Celebration of Life : an All-Star Concert. Concert to benefit Santa Fe Cares, a community AIDS foundation. September 18, 1999
  9. Typewritten Manuscript. [In memory of Joseph Chaikin]. 3 p. July 2003. Published in American Theatre. p. 18-19. (v. 20, no. 7, September 2003)
  10. Typewritten Manuscript. Eulogy for Leontine van der Ghinst (3 p.) and death announcement. November 27, 2003
  11. Book review, titled Let's Sleep on It, published in American Theatre. van Itallie reviews Dreamwork for Actors, by Janet Sonenberg. p. 81-83. (v. 21, no. 1, January 2004). Accompanied by correspondence (1 p.).
  12. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Alvin in New York, described as "preliminary ideas." Outline for a scenario written for actor Alvin Epstein. 3 p. [no date]
  13. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "another possible TV script." Notes toward a teleplay. 4 p. [no date]
  14. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled Are You There?, described as "a television play for two sets and a viewer." 21 p. Accompanied by earlier drafts. 47 p. [no date]
  15. Typewritten Manuscript (copy), titled Asia in Manhattan. Copy of a NBC "New York Illustrated" teleplay with revisions. 10 p. [no date]
  16. Autograph Manuscript, titled At Home. 2 p. [no date]
  17. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Aunt Nelly. 2 p. [no date]
  18. Typewritten Manuscript. Short story, titled . The Awakening. 8 p. [no date]
  19. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript. Play, titled Bags. Unproduced teleplay written for Shami Chaikin. 40 p. [no date]
  20. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Play, titled Bags. 24 p. [no date]
  21. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (3 copies). Play, titled Bags. 27 p. [no date]
  22. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript. Ballet drafts. Notes and dialog for unfinished ballet commissioned by the Harkness Ballet Company. 15 p. [no date]
  23. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Baton, described as a "script for short movie to be made with Phill Niblock." Some material eventually used in the short play, Thoughts on the Instant of Meeting a Friend. 15 p. [no date]
  24. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Birth. Working versions of unfinished play for Gerome Ragni, who had appeared in van Itallie's War and would later co-write and appear in Hair. 28 p. [no date]
  25. Typewritten Manuscript, titled The Brig. Pages 5-10 of van Itallie's adaptation of Kenneth Brown's play. Broadcast over National Education Television [?]. [no date]
  26. Typewritten Manuscript, titled The Caretaker. Study of the play by Harold Pinter. 5 p. of carbon of finished article. 3 p. of typescript of draft with author's corrections.
    [No date]
  27. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Catherine. Work toward a play about Catherine the Great. 28 p. [no date]
  28. Typewritten Manuscript. Cinderella scene fragment, described as "to be intermingled in the Cinderella scene." 2 p. [no date]
  29. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Common sense, Charles, described as "overheard over cucumber sandwiches at Naropa Institute." 8 p. [no date]
  30. Typewritten Manuscript, titled The Color of Her Nephew. 1 p. [no date]
  31. Typewritten Manuscript, titled The Contest. First page of a play draft. 1 p. [no date]
  32. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript, titled Cookbook. 103 p. Accompanied by notebook, titled Recipes. 73 p. [no date]
  33. Typewritten Manuscript, titled A Description of Her Head. 1 p. [no date]
  34. Typewritten Manuscript. Dialog ideas, described as "bad ideas for dialogue for good play that takes place at bottom of gigantic bathroom." 1 p. [no date]
  35. Typewritten Manuscript. Article, titled Drugs and Awakening, described as "first or early draft for Franklin County newsletter." 3 p. [no date]
  36. Autograph Manuscript, titled The End of the World or Happily Ever After. 2 p. [no date]
  37. Typewritten Manuscript (carbon). [Endorsement of Daniel Seltzer's proposal]. 2 p. Accompanied by copy of Seltzer's plan of proposed work. 5 p. [no date]
  38. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Epitaph for College Friend. Personal notes after dining with a college friend and his new family at their home in Minneapolis. 3 p. [no date]
  39. Typewritten Manuscript (copy), titled Excerpts from "Hamlet." Copy of CBS News "Look Up and Live" script with revisions. 28 p. Accompanied by partial second copy. 20 p. [no date]
  40. Typewritten Manuscript. Fairy story. Beginning of a play "narrated by one actor, and mimed by two others." 1 p. [no date]
  41. Typewritten Manuscript. "The feel of grass ...". Draft of a poem or possible lyrics. 1 p. [no date]
  42. Autograph Manuscript, titled For a Theater. Incomplete listing of readings. 2 p. [no date]
  43. Typewritten Manuscript, titled For Chum. Notes for a possible television series. 2 p. [no date]
  44. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Four Entries from an Egyptian Journal. Journal entries dated August 7, 1960, August 16, 1960 and August 23, 1960. 23 p. Accompanied by carbon (23 p.) and typed note to Anne (1 p.). [no date]
  45. Typewritten Manuscript. Gallagher-Sheehan play. 5 p. [no date]
  46. Typewritten Manuscript, titled The Great Leap for Freedom, described as a "scenario for ballet." Written for Rudolph Nureyev. 1 p. [no date]
  47. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Grotowski. Heavily revised draft of article on Jerzi Grotowski and his Polish Lab Theater written for the Village Voice. 9 p. Accompanied by carbon (4 p.) and Xerox of Voice's edited copy (8 p.). [no date]
  48. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Gwen. 1 p. [no date]
  49. Autograph Manuscript, titled Gypsy King Racehorse of Orchids. 2 p. [no date]
  50. Typewritten Manuscript, titled He said, She said. 3 p. Outline of scenes for a film with Phil Niblock. Accompanied by two Xerox copies. [No date]
  51. Typewritten Manuscript. Short story, titled Hiroshima. 1 p. [no date]
  52. Typewritten Manuscript. Short story, titled House Party by the Sea. 3 p. [no date]
  53. Typewritten Manuscript, titled How Hate Grows
  54. Typewritten Manuscript, titled The Human Mind. Outline of NET series of eight half-hour films on mind exploration. 6 p. [no date]
  55. Typewritten Manuscript, titled If Adrienne Had Come. 1 p. [no date]
  56. Typewritten Manuscript. Joke novel fragment, described as "written alternately with someone else." 12 p. [no date]
  57. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Juxtaposition. First page of a script, described as "bad start for TV script--eventually became Everything's Alright with the Forbusher's." 1 p. [no date]
  58. Typewritten Manuscript. Translation of Alfred Jarry's King Ubu. Translation of Jarry's letter to his producer and Act I, scenes 1-8 ("there is no Scene VII"), Act II, scenes 2, 6, 7 ("scene I omitted," "Scene 4 and 5 skipped"), Act III, Scene 1-4. 18 p. [no date]

Box 37 - Essays, articles, etc. (L-W, no date)

Folder -- Contents

  1. Typewritten Manuscript, titled The Lady Who Lived in the Country. 1 p. [no date]
  2. Typewritten Manuscript. List of names. List of 20 typed names with the author's added in ink perhaps by someone else. 1 p. [no names]
  3. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Lyndon Johnson. A paragraph on Johnson followed by a paragraph on an initiation. 1 p. [no date]
  4. Typewritten Manuscripts. Lyrics for DMZ songs. Corrected manuscripts of lyrics for Haven't I Seen Enough Now?, What's All the Fuss About, the Old Man Said, and an untitled song. 4 p. [no date]
  5. Typewritten Manuscript. Television play, titled The Magic Mark. Incomplete "Writer's Copy" (32 p.) and complete "Copy 2" (34 p.)--both in carbon--of unproduced short play written for television. [No date]
  6. Typewritten Manuscript, titled The Making of the Image. 1 p. [no date]
  7. Autograph Manuscript, titled Miscarriage. Two handwritten pencil drafts of early short story. 13 p. [no date]
  8. Autograph Manuscripts and Typewritten Manuscripts. Miscellaneous drafts and notes, described as "Early drafts of things started, discarded, plays, parts of King, etc., sketches for Serpent." 86 p. [no date]
  9. Autograph Manuscripts and Typewritten Manuscripts. Miscellaneous drafts and notes. 146 p. [no date]
  10. Typewritten Manuscript, titled A Mixed Play. Originally titled A Family Play. In 1971 van Itallie wrote in upper left-hand corner of first page,"lousy." 8 p. [no date]
  11. Typewritten Manuscript. Lyrics, titled Molly's song or, In My Greenhouse Grow, described as "song written with Agnes Varda for Peace & Love, film script." 2 p. [no date]
  12. Typewritten Manuscript. Monolog. Untitled piece for woman narrator and three silent men. 2 p. [no date]
  13. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "Monologue for Sharon Gans." 1 p. Accompanied by earlier draft. 2 p. [no date]
  14. Typewritten Manuscript (carbon), titled My People is the Enemy. Adaptation of William Stringfellow's autobiography for a CBS News "Look Up and Live" script. 20 p. [no date]
  15. Typewritten Manuscript, titled New Church Architecture. Draft of CBS News "Look Up and Live" script. 25 p. [no date]
  16. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Norm. 1 p. (ripped) [no date]
  17. Autograph Manuscript. Notebook. Includes miscellaneous notes. 4 p. [no date]
  18. Autograph Manuscript. Notebook. Includes miscellaneous notes (perhaps for Open Theater). 9 p. Accompanied by inserted notes. 1 p. [no date]
  19. Autograph Manuscript. Notebook. Includes short stories, titled Farewell to Bernadette Wilson, a Parraqueet and Second Loge. 15 p. [no date]
  20. Autograph Manuscript. Notebook. Includes short stories, titled Tales of a Survivor, Falaq, and The Man Who Won the Lottery. 41 p. Accompanied by notes inserted. 1 p. [no date]
  21. Autograph Manuscript. Notebook. Open Theater notes. Handwritten, but not in van Itallie's hand. 8 p. [no date]
  22. Typewritten Manuscript. Notecards with character descriptions and story outline for unknown play. 80 cards. [No date]
  23. Typewritten Manuscript. Notecards with character descriptions and story outlines for unknown play(s). 168 cards. [No date]
  24. Autograph Manuscript. Notes. Contemplating ramblings which occasionally touch down on plays War, Pavanne and Where is De Queen?. 13 p. [no date]
  25. Typewritten Manuscript. Notes, described as "study for NET for possible program on the brain." Pages 3-9 of typed notes on the brain, drugs and computers. [No date]
  26. Typewritten Manuscript. Notes and partial script for "program on Anthropology Dept., Museum of Natural History for [NBC series] "New York Illustrated." 16 p. [no date]
  27. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Notes for Open Theater reunion. 3 p. [no date]
  28. Autograph Manuscript, titled Notes on Bluebeard's Castle. 9 p. [no date]
  29. Typewritten Manuscript. Notes on four stories. Reactions to Keith the Actor, Phaeton in Widener, The Stopping-Over Place and Confession by an unknown author. Note in ink at top from R[oger] K[lein]. 1 p. [no date]
  30. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Notes on Video Grant Application for "Aging." 2 p. [no date]
  31. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Opium Den. Partial draft of a play. 2 p. [no date]
  32. Typewritten Manuscript. Outline for beginning a play adaptation. Abstracts of nine books about civil rights. 5 p. [no date]
  33. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Pamela or, The Absent Lady, described as "several approaches in bad theatrical forms to what was in reality a traumatic personal time" -----van Itallie's note in July 1971. 19 p. [no date]
  34. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript, titled Persephone. Handwritten dialog for Act I, Scene I of a play. 12 p. [no date]
  35. Typewritten Manuscript, titled The Pilgrim. 1 p. [no date]
  36. Typewritten Manuscript, titled The plagues and pestilences--AIDS, the plague on the homosexual men--a report. 3 p. [no date]
  37. Typewritten Manuscript. Play fragment. Pages 2-5 of two-character play. [No date]
  38. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "play idea." 1 p. [no date]
  39. Typewritten Manuscript (copy), titled Plays in Church. Copy of a NBC "New York Illustrated" script with revisions. 16 p. Accompanied by original typed manuscript with revision. 1 p. [no date]
  40. Typewritten Manuscript. Play, titled The Playwright. 3 p. [no date]
  41. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Article, titled Playwright and politics. 6 p. Accompanied by several drafts with revisions. 10 p. [no date]
  42. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled Portrait of a Painter. 2 p. [no date]
  43. Typewritten Manuscript. Predictions. Thirty-six predictions typed by van Itallie and composed by him and Ralph Williams, who dictated. 2 p. [no date]
  44. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Principles and suggestions on spending and controlling Open Theater monies. Draft of three-point proposal. 2 p. [no date]
  45. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (3 copies), titled Rhinoceros Roger and the Tiniest Tadpole in the Swamp. 8 p. [no date]
  46. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Screenplay, titled Righteousness. Written for Seven Deadly Virtues, an unproduced film for Ray Bradbury Productions. 15 p. [no date]
  47. Typewritten Manuscript, titled A room. Two paragraphs. Perhaps the beginning of an outline for an improvisational piece. 1 p. [no date]
  48. Typewritten Manuscript, titled The Royal Game. Fragment of a play draft. 3 p. [no date]
  49. Typewritten Manuscript. Play, titled Scenario for a home movie, described as "1/2 done." 2 p. [no date]
  50. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Shlomo. 9 p. [no date]
  51. Typewritten Manuscripts. Songs and poems. Drafts of Floyd, Grace, Song of Justine, the Kitten and untitled piece beginning "I never saw a white spider before." 4 p. [no date]
  52. Typewritten Manuscript. "Sort of chant." 1 p. [no date]
  53. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Spat. 1 p. [no date]
  54. Autograph Manuscript. Story draft. 6 p. [no date]
  55. Typewritten Manuscript (copy). [Student writing exercise]. 3 p. [no date]
  56. Typewritten Manuscript (carbon), titled Suggestions for "First Nighter." Discussion of a rating system for new plays. 5 p. [no date]
  57. Typewritten Manuscript, titled To the audience. 4 p. [no date]
  58. Typewritten Manuscript, titled The Train, described as "a movie scenario." 2 p. [no date]
  59. Typewritten Manuscript. Play draft, titled Two Actors in Search of a Plot. With manila folder labeled Two Characters in Search of a Play. 4 p. [no date]
  60. Typewritten Manuscript. Untitled. Essay in story form on the role of the artist. 4 p. [no date]
  61. Typewritten Manuscript. Untitled fragment. Early draft of an apparent monolog. 2 p. [no date]
  62. Typewritten Manuscript. Untitled play drafts. Two starts on a play about a beverage executive named Marcy Crown in one version and Marcella in the other. 8 p. [no date]
  63. Typewritten Manuscript. Untitled short story, described as "first draft, short story for children." 4 p. [no date]
  64. Typewritten Manuscript. Untitled short story. Draft of story with revisions. One page missing. 5 p. [no date]
  65. Typewritten Manuscript. Untitled teleplay, described as "a TV script (commissioned), started and stopped." 4 p. [no date]
  66. Typewritten Manuscript, titled The Unveiling and Framing of the Law. 1 p. [no date]
  67. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Video. 31 p. Accompanied by stage techniques warm-up exercises, earlier draft pages. 4 p. [no date]
  68. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Watching Children, described as "a proposal for a musical play." 1 p. [no date]
  69. Typewritten Manuscript, titled The Ways and End of the Elite. 1 p. [no date]
  70. Typewritten Manuscript. What is "experimental" theatre? Notes toward either an article or talk. 4 p. [no date]
  71. Typewritten Manuscript. What is the Open Theater? Copy of article written for International theater magazine. 3 p. [no date]
  72. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Why Not Now? 5 p. [no date]
  73. Typewritten Manuscript. Play titled Witness. 2 p. Accompanied by typescript of revised play. 2 p. [no date]

Box 38 - Books written

Folder -- Contents

To India (c1972, publisher Winter House went out of business before book could be published)

  1. Autograph Manuscripts. 2 notebooks with journal entries while traveling in India. 228 p. Accompanied by inserted pages (31 p.). January 21, 1971-March 10, 1971 (Restricted)
  2. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Indian experience. 6 p. [no date]
  3. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Indian experience. 5 p. [no date]
  4. Typewritten Manuscript (copy). 97 p. Starting with journal entry dated January 19, 1971. Accompanied by correspondence (1 p. dated May 25, 1971).
  5. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "first draft of India book introduction." 19 p. October 1971
  6. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled To India : A Journal, described as "first draft with author's corrections entered." Publisher's (Winter House) copy. 239 p. February 1, 1972
  7. Bound copy of version in folder 6.
  8. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "pages in the first draft that didn't make it to the second." 160 p. [no date]
  9. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "this is the first revision of book--pages that were given the typist to type the second draft--some of these pages were part of the first draft, some of them are new." 40 p. [no date]
  10. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript, described as "2nd draft notes [from van Itallie and Michael Feingold]." 15 p. [no date]
  11. Autograph Manuscript Signed and Typewritten Manuscript, titled Trip To India : a travel journal, described as " 2nd draft." 40 p. [no date]
  12. Galley proof , titled To India : A Journal, crossed out and changed to Karma : A Journal. 172 p. c1972

    Chekhov: The Major Plays (published by Applause books, c199)

  13. Autograph Manuscript, titled Chekhov, described as "1st draft of part of Chekhov's Major Plays intro." 4 p. [no date]
  14. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Chekhov Plays. Introduction, described as "first draft out of the word processor + corrections." 18 p. June 15, 1994
  15. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, described as "intro to book of Chekhov's major plays, first draft revised." 20 p. June 15, 1994
  16. Fax from Glenn Young at Applause Books dated July 9, 1994. Includes correspondence with editorial notes (3 p.), along with copy of Introduction draft with revisions (20 p.).
  17. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "for Chekhov book, corrected draft from early July, '94." 23 p.
  18. Typewritten Manuscript. Introduction. 24 p. Accompanied by correspondence to Glenn Young regarding editorial notes (7 p.). July 26, 1994
  19. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "Chekhov intro, next to final draft with editor's notes." 25 p. [no date]
  20. Typewritten Manuscript. Acknowledgments and Introduction. 25 p. Accompanied by correspondence to Glenn Young (1 p.). September 21, 1994
  21. Miscellaneous notes, described as "proofs + research material for intro. for revised Chekhov versions." Includes correspondence. 149 p.
  22. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Anton Chekhov's "The Sea Gull," described as "first draft revision." 81 p. September 10, 1993
  23. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled Anton Chekhov's "The Sea Gull," described as "first draft of revision." 83 p. September 17, 1993
  24. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled Anton Chekhov's "The Sea Gull" : a comedy in four acts, described as "first draft of revision, after going over text with Vitaly Voulff." 83 p. September 17, 1993
  25. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Anton Chekhov's "The Sea Gull" : a comedy in four acts, described as "second draft of revision." 84 p. October 12, 1993
  26. Galley proof (copy), titled The Sea Gull : a comedy in four acts. 46 p. Copied March 16, 1994. Accompanied by notes (1 p.).
  27. Galley proof (copy) with revisions, titled The Sea Gull : a comedy in four acts. 46 p. Copied March 16, 1994
  28. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Uncle Vanya : scenes from country life in four acts / by Anton Chekhov, described as "first draft of revision." 67 p. August 1993
  29. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled Uncle Vanya : scenes from country life in four acts / by Anton Chekhov, described as "first draft of revision." 72 p. Labor Day 1993
  30. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Uncle Vanya : scenes from country life in four acts / by Anton Chekhov, described as "second draft of revision." 74 p. Yom Kippur 1993

Box 39 - Books written

Folder -- Contents

Chekhov : the Major Plays (continued)

  1. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Uncle Vanya : scenes from country life in four acts / by Anton Chekhov, described as "second draft of revision + corrections by hand." 74 p. Yom Kippur 1993
  2. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Uncle Vanya : scenes from country life in four acts / by Anton Chekhov, described as "third draft of revision." 74 p. November 1, 1993
  3. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled Uncle Vanya : scenes from country life in four acts / by Anton Chekhov, described as "third draft of revision" with revisions. 74 p. November 1, 1993
  4. Galley proof (copy), titled Uncle Vanya : scenes from country life in four acts, with revision. 40 p. Copied March 16, 1994
  5. Galley proof (copy), titled Uncle Vanya : scenes from country life in four acts, with revisions. 40 p. Copied March 16, 1994
  6. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Anton Chekhov's "Three Sisters," described as "first draft revisions." 104 p. September 3, 1993
  7. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled Anton Chekhov's "Three Sisters" : a drama in four acts, described as "first draft of revision." 104 p. Labor Day 1993
  8. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Anton Chekhov's "Three Sisters" : a drama in four acts, described as "second draft of revision." 106 p. December 2, 1993. Accompanied by photocopy of this version
  9. Galley proof (copy), titled Three Sisters : a drama in four acts, with revisions. 55 p. Copied March 16, 1994
  10. Galley proof (copy), titled Three Sisters : a drama in four acts, with revisions. 55 p. Copied March 16, 1994
  11. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Cherry Orchard : a comedy in four acts / by Anton Chekhov, described as "first draft of revision." 84 p. August 1993
  12. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled The Cherry Orchard : a comedy in four acts / by Anton Chekhov, described as "first draft of revision." 89 p. Labor Day 1993
  13. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Cherry Orchard : a comedy in four acts / by Anton Chekhov, described as "second draft of revision." 89 p. October 1, 1993
  14. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled The Cherry Orchard : a comedy in four acts / by Anton Chekhov, described as "second draft of revision, with corrections." 89 p. October 1, 1993
  15. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Cherry Orchard : a comedy in four acts / by Anton Chekhov, described as "third draft of revision." 89 p. December 11, 1993
  16. Galley proof (copy), titled The Cherry Orchard : a comedy in four acts. 49 p. Copied March 16, 1994
  17. Galley proof (copy), titled The Cherry Orchard : a comedy in four acts, with revisions. 49 p. Copied March 16, 1994
  18. Galley proof of dust jacket.
  19. Applause Books edition of Chekhov : The Major Plays. 204 p. c1995
  20. Applause Books catalog. Publisher's advertisement (p. 19). fall 1993-winter 1994

    The Playwright's Workbook (published by Applause Books, c1997)

  21. Notes, described as "outline for Playworkbook." 26 p. [no date]
  22. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Way of the Playwright : a manual, described as "part of very early draft--outline." 14 p. [no date]
  23. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Playwright's Mind, which is crossed out and replaced with Path of Playwriting, described as "early draft of The Playwriting Workbook." 126 p. Accompanied by handwritten notes (2 p.), described as "Contents." [No date]
  24. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Playwriting Workbook, described as "first draft revised (without all examples)." 132 p. May 1, 1994
  25. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Playwriting Workbook, described as "first draft revised (without all examples)." 126 p. May 7, 1994
  26. Typewritten Manuscript Signed (copy), titled The Playwriting Workbook, described as "first draft revised (without all examples)", with revisions. 126 p. May 7, 1994
  27. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Playwriting Workbook, described as "third draft." 103 p. September 15, 1996
  28. Applause Books catalog. Publisher's advertisement (p. 14). fall 1997-winter 1998
  29. Publicity materials.

Box 40 - Books written

Folder -- Contents

The Tibetan Book of the Dead for Reading Aloud (published by North Atlantic Books, 1998)

  1. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Tibetan Book of the Dead For Reading Aloud. 39 p. [no date]
  2. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Tibetan Book of the Dead For Reading Aloud, described as "draft." 42 p. early December 1997
  3. Computer disks (2), described as "disks sent to publisher of Tibetan Book of the Dead for Reading Aloud." late 1997 or early 1998
  4. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Tibetan Book of the Dead For Reading Aloud. 72 p. [no date]. Accompanied by notes (1 p.).
  5. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Tibetan Book of the Dead For Reading Aloud. 78 p. [no date]
  6. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled The Tibetan Book of the Dead For Reading Aloud. 74 p. [no date]. Accompanied by correspondence (1 p.) dated November 16, 1997, with illustrations (5 p.).
  7. Publicity materials
  8. Press (press release)
  9. Publications (interviews)
  10. Photographs
  11. Miscellaneous
  12. Audiotape, titled "Tibet[a]n Book." Feature segment on WFCR News. Time: 4:38. March 31, 1999
  13. Audiotapes (2), described as "Jean-Claude van Itallie reads Tibetan Book of the Dead." Feature segment on WNYE, Radio Talk. Spring 1999

    America Hurrah and Other Plays (published by Grove Atlantic, c2001)

  14. Typewritten Manuscript, titled [America Hurrah and Other Plays]. Includes War; America Hurrah (Interview, TV, Motel); The Serpent; Eat Cake; Bag Lady; The Tibetan Book of the Dead, or How Not to Do It Again; The Traveler. 329 p. [2001]
  15. Typewritten Manuscript, titled America Hurrah and Other Plays, with revisions. Includes War; America Hurrah (Interview, TV, Motel); The Serpent; Eat Cake; Bag Lady; The Tibetan Book of the Dead, or How Not to Do It Again; The Traveler. 337 p. [2001]
  16. Book review in Atlantic Monthly Press. p. 40. winter 2001
  17. Dust jacket sample.

Box 41 - Books written

Folder -- Contents

War, Sex and Dreams : memoirs of a playwright

Restrictions on Access: All folders for this title are restricted.

  1. Miscellaneous notes. 63 p. [no date]
  2. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscripts Signed, described as "notes from yesterday's talk with Father ...". 31 p. February 2, 1993
  3. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "first draft written + edited December 29, 1994 (50 years after these events)." 8 p.
  4. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "notes for memoirs proposal and outline." 9 p. January 1, 1995
  5. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Chronology Jean-Claude van Itallie. 197 p. August 28 ,1996
  6. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Chronology-in-progress for War, Sex and Dreams : memoirs of a playwright, described as a "working draft." 122 p. July 15, 1997
  7. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Chronology-in-progress for War, Sex and Dreams : memoirs of a playwright, described as a "working draft," with revisions. 122 p. July 15, 1997
  8. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled Chronology-in-progress for War, Sex and Dreams : memoirs of a playwright, described as a "working draft." 57 p. September 9, 1999. Handwritten at the top of the title page, "Agent excerpt draft, 12/23/99." Accompanied by correspondence (1 p.) dated December 23, 1999, describing the pages as a "draft with corrections by hand by J-C made subsequent to reading this [note]."
  9. E-mail to/from Carolyn Gimian regarding "Memories of Mudra." 12 p. November 23, 2002
  10. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "selections from Chronology for chapter one of War, Sex and Dreams." 46 p. January 15, 2003
  11. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "early draft for chapter of memoirs." Chapter titled "Off-Off Broadway, the Open Theatre and America Hurrah--1963-1966." p. 48-68 [no date]
  12. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled War, Sex and Dreams, memoirs of a playwright, described as "[chapter one -- 1/4/04]--A (earlier). 29 p.
  13. Typewritten Manuscript Signed, titled War, Sex and Dreams, memoirs of a playwright, described as "[chapter one -- 1/4/04]--B (later). 29 p.
  14. Photographs, described as "copies of some captioned photos to be used in memoirs." 13 p. [no date]


SERIES 3 - TEACHING (Workshops/Lectures/Conferences/Readings/Performances)

Box 1 - Workshops, etc. (1956-1992)

Folder -- Contents

  1. Performances (Great Neck High School). Album. Contains programs for Great Neck High School productions that van Itallie participated in. 1950-1952 (in Oversize Box 2)
  2. Performances (Great Neck High School and Deerfield Academy). Album. Contains programs; photographs of Great Neck High School production of The Man Who Came to Dinner, a trip to Europe and Coburn Britton in a Deerfield Academy production. 1952-1954 (in Oversize Box 3)
  3. Performance (Cambridge Theatre Festival). Harvard production of The Beggar's Opera. Photograph. summer 1956
  4. Performance (Poets' Theatre Workshop). Production of Pedro Salinas' The Lady and her Sources. Program. October 22-November 4, 1956
  5. Workshop (Open Theatre). Flyers. April 17 and 20, 1964
  6. Third Annual Creative Arts Festival (Kent State University). Showing of America Hurrah with discussion afterwards; panelist. Festival booklet, 2 press releases, photograph, article. February 12-17, 1968
  7. Contemporary Theatre Symposium (Pittsburgh Drama League). Colloquy on the Theatre of Transgression. Flyers. 1968-1969 season
  8. Lecture (Pittsburgh, Pa.). Typewritten Manuscript. The text of van Itallie's first lecture with revisions. 7 p. March 1969
  9. Lecture (Storrs, Conn.). Typewritten Manuscript, titled "Part I. Playwright alone. Part II-Playwright and the Ensemble. 13 p. Accompanied by transcript of taped lecture and questions. 28 p. March 1969
  10. Workshop (Open Theater). Typewritten Manuscript, described as "notes for running Open Theater dream workshop." 2 p. [196?]
  11. Attendee (Crazy Wisdom, The Eight Aspects of Padmasambhava [Seminar]). Pamphlet for the first seminar given by Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche. December 1-7, 1972
  12. Stichting Mickery Workshop (Amsterdam). Showing of The Hunter and the Bird with discussion afterwards. Flyer. 1972-1973
  13. Mudra Workshop (Boulder, Co.). Organizer, speaker and moderator. Drafts of workshop description and miscellaneous items. 20 p. February 1973
  14. Conference (Tarrytown, N.Y.). Autograph Manuscript Signed with typed revision. Statement for TV conference. 6 p. March 6-8, 1973
  15. Troisième Colloque de New York University (Paris). Participant in roundtable in the Colloque international sur le théâtre. Flyer. April 24-26, 1974
  16. Artist-in-Residence (University of Florida). Showing of The Mystery Play. University booklet (p. [8]). March 2-8, 1975
  17. Instructor (Amherst College). Reading list for "Beginnings of Modern Drama." Fall semester 1976
  18. Sense of Ceremony Workshop (New York Dharmadhatu). Conducted a "workshop benefit on meditation and the craft of theatre." Press release, flyers. May 21, 1977
  19. Instructor (Naropa Institute). Teaches "Writing and Acting for the Theater." Naropa catalog (p. 20). summer 1977
  20. Marathon Arts Festival. Conducts readings. Flyer. July 6, 1977
  21. Instructor (Naropa Institute). Teaches "The Spoken Word in Theatre." Naropa catalog (p. 41). summer 1978
  22. Instructor (Yale University, School of Drama). Teaches drama and playwriting. Newsletter (p. 2). 1978
  23. Lecture (Boulder, Co.). Notebook with "notes for lecture on Meditation, Art given in Boulder." 11 p. [1979]
  24. Lecture (Naropa Institute). Audiotape (2 copies), described as "lecture at Naropa-- Movement in theater." May 21, 1980
  25. Instructor (Princeton University). Campus identification card. 1982-1983
  26. Workshop (Naropa East at Shambala Center). Conducts workshop with others. Described as "a participational day with the Tibetan Book of the Dead including meditation, theater, storytelling, and sound." Drafts of workshop description. 8 p. April 16, 1983
  27. Instructor (Naropa East, NYC). Conducts workshop, titled "The Sacred Intent of Theater." Course proposal, course description and syllabus. 10 p. Accompanied by flyers. Fall 1983
  28. Reading (sponsored by the Ubu Repertory Theater). Reading of Eugene Ionesco's Jacques ou la soumission, held at the Guggenheim Museum. Notes (1 p.), flyers. October 17, 1983
  29. Instructor (Naropa East, NYC). Conducts workshop, titled "The Sacred Intent of Theater." Drafts of course description. 8 p. February 18, 1984
  30. Instructor (Yale University). Faculty identification card. 1984-1985 (Restricted)
  31. Instructor (New York University). Faculty identification card. 1984-1985 (Restricted)
  32. Lecture/Reading (Lyceum Theatre). Flyer. February 21, 1985
  33. Instructor (Columbia University). Teaches "Shakespeare in Performance." Columbia University Bulletin (p. 61, 70). 1985-1986
  34. Lecture/discussion (Kent State University). Audiotapes (2), flyer. October 2, 1985
  35. A Festival of New Plays Belgium. Panelist. Festival booklet, flyer, advertisement, notes (2 p. in envelope). December 4-11, 1985
  36. Instructor (Naropa Institute). Conducts workshop, titled "Meet the Playwright and his World." Flyer, schedules. November 14-16, 1986
  37. Lecture (Leicester Polytechnic). Talks about his work and The Traveler. Sign-up sheet. September 29, 1987
  38. Instructor (University of Colorado). Student evaluation from "Naropa student." Fall 1987
  39. Instructor (New York University). Faculty identification card. Spring 1988 (Restricted)
  40. Performance (Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder, CO). One of four performers in Flesh Chronicles, described as a "body theatre work," choreographed by Nancy Spanier. Videotape (4 copies). July 25, 1988
  41. Performance (Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder, CO). One of four performers in Flesh Chronicles, described as a "body theatre work," choreographed by Nancy Spanier. Notes (16 p.), programs, flyers, articles. August 12, 1988
  42. Workshop (Case Western Reserve University). Along with Nancy Gabor and Joseph Chaikin, conducts workshop titled, "Laughter in Dark Times." Newspaper article. March 30-April 6, 1989
  43. Presenter (AIDS, Medicine and Miracles, 2nd Annual Conference). Notes for presentation (3 p.), name badge, list of gifts received to the scholarship program (van Itallie donated in memory of Robert Anton). April 27-30, 1989
  44. Instructor (Naropa Institute). Contract. Winter 1989
  45. Lecture (At the Studio). Discussion, along with Joseph Chaikin, about Struck Dumb. Flyer. June 11, [198?]
  46. Panelist (Bush Artist Fellowships). BAF Literature Panel. Agenda, applicant identification comments. January 25-26, 1990
  47. Lecture (University of Colorado at Boulder). "Lecture in conjunction with the premiere production of Ancient Boys." Flyer. March 9, [1990]
  48. Attendee (AIDS, Medicine and Miracles, 3rd Annual Conference). Name badge, ticket. May 3-6, 1990
  49. International Festival (River Arts). Panelist. Festival pamphlet. August 25, 1990
  50. Artist-in-Residence (Middlebury College). Faculty card; course evaluations for Playwriting I. fall 1990
  51. Reading/discussion (Middlebury College). "The Healing Power of Theatre." Flyer, calendar. November 28, 1990
  52. Instructor (A.R.T. Institute). Newspaper article. [1990]
  53. Instructor (University of Colorado at Boulder). Syllabus for Playwrighting. 2 p. spring 1991
  54. Instructor (University of Colorado at Boulder). Syllabus for Performance Art Program. 13 p. April 8, 1991
  55. Workshop (Playwrights Horizons Theatre School). Workshop conducted with Peter Goldfarb, titled "A Solo Performance" and "Playwrighting on Your Feet." Workshop description, advertisement, flyer. August 21, 1991
  56. Lecture (Bennington Junior High School). Videotape. November 4, 1991
  57. Workshop (Rowe Conference Center). Syllabus for workshop titled "Healing Power of Theatre: Word, Body and Spirit (5 p.), conference booklet (p. 10), article. December 6-8, 1991
  58. Workshop. Conducts workshop titled "Playwriting Mind." Flyers. January 23, 1992
  59. Instructor (New York University). Autograph Manuscript, described as "notes for first class "on your feet-creation of a piece." 5 p. January 23, 1992
  60. Workshop, conducts with Peter Goldfarb, titled "Solo Performance for the Actor," featured in ITUS: The Newsletter of the International Theater Institute of the United States, Inc. (p. 7). spring 1992
  61. Speaker (Religion and the Arts: Images of Belief and Unbelief [Conference]). Typewritten Manuscript, described as "notes for Fordham speech." 3 p. Accompanied by correspondence (1 p.) and conference pamphlet. April 3-5, 1992
  62. Workshop, conducts with Saphira Linden, titled "Performance Practices of Transformation." Newspaper article, flyers. April 24-26, 1992
  63. Workshop. Conducts workshop, titled "The Healing Power of Theatre." Notes (1 p.), flyers. May 15-17, 1992
  64. Instructor. Typewritten Manuscript. Notes on how to write a play and exercises to do while writing a play. 3 p. June 10, 1992
  65. Workshop. Conducts workshop, titled "The Healing Power of Theatre." Autograph Manuscript. Notes (4 p.) and flyers. July 16-19, 1992
  66. Workshop (Working Playground). Typewritten Manuscript, described as "for grant application with Working Playground." 20 p. September 19, 1992. Accompanied by notes and class lectures for Workshops 1-5. 50 p. October 28-December 2, 1992

Box 2 - Workshops, etc. (1993-2004, no date)

Folder -- Contents

  1. Workshop (New York Open Center). Conducts workshop, titled "The Healing Power of Theatre." Center catalog (p. 22), advertisement. February 20-21, 1993
  2. Workshop (Learning Alliance). Conducts workshop, titled "Body, Voice & Spirit: Centering for Action." Notes (10 p.), catalog (p. 7), flyers. Ail 12-16, 1993
  3. Artist (Open Center, NYC). Creates brushwork art, titled "Characters." Includes proofs of the invitation, samples, and photocopy of a revision note specifying the appearance and number of invitations, correspondence (dated March 15, 1993) from Elizabeth Mailer (assistant), description of career (1 p.) sent to Steve Kent and Tim Burke
  4. Workshop (Interface). Conducts workshop, titled "The Healing Power of Theatre." Catalog (p. 64), correspondence (2 p.). July 23-25, 1993
  5. 4th National Lesbian and Gay Writers Conference (Boston, Mass.). Panelist. Conference booklet (p. 19, 29). October 8-10, 1993
  6. Workshop (Pilgrim Theatre Research and Performance Collaborative). Conducts workshop, titled "The Healing Power of Theatre." flyer, newsletter. October 16-17, 1993
  7. Workshop (Rowe Conference Center). Conducts workshop, titled "The Healing Power of Theater: Word, Body & Spirit." Center catalog (p. 10). December 10-12, 1993. Also workshop description given in the Center Post. p. 10. Fall 1993
  8. Lecture (New York Open Center). Center catalogs (p. 81), feedback forms. March 4, 1994
  9. Workshop (School for Performing and Living Arts). Conducts workshop, titled "Playwrighting on Your Feet." Flyers, advertisement proof. March 16-May 4, 1994
  10. Participant (Other Voices). Program. April 29, 1994
  11. Workshop (Interface). Conducts workshop, titled "The Healing Power of Theatre." Correspondence and program evaluation summary. 2 p. summer 1994
  12. Workshop (Omega Institute for Holistic Studies). Conducts workshop, titled "The Healing Power of Theater." Institute catalog (p. 40); videotape, described as "July Performance Arts Showcase." July 1994
  13. Participant (Art Bank). Participates in a "happening." Flyer, newspaper article. August 13, 1994
  14. Workshop (Pilgrim Theatre). Conducts workshop, titled "The Healing Power of Theatre : a workshop for gay men." Workshop description in Pilgrim's Progress, flyers. October 14-15, 1994
  15. Workshop, titled "Playwriting on Your Feet." Flyers. October 26-December 21, 1994
  16. Annual Meeting (American Society for Theatre Research and Theatre Library Association). Panelist for "Whose Crisis in Theatre?" Meeting program (p. 3). November 18, 1994
  17. Reading (Other Voices). Reads from the work of Glenn Kramer. Program. December 2, 1994
  18. Workshop (Continuum Studio). Conducts workshop, titled "The Healing Power of Theater: Word, Body and Spirit." Flyers. January 14-18, 1995
  19. Workshop (Fort Mason Center). Conducts workshop, titled "The Healing Journey: a weekend of movement, writing and theater." Flyers. January 27-29, 1995
  20. Workshop (New Actors Workshop). Conducts workshop, titled "Playwriting on Your Feet." Flyers. March 17-25, 1995
  21. Workshop (Interface). Conducts workshop, titled "The Healing Power of Theatre." Catalog (p. 26). April 28-30, 1995
  22. Reading (Aston Magna). Participant in "A Hemingway Evening." Flyer. May 6, 1995
  23. Workshop (Naropa Institute). Along with Peter Goldfarb, Carol Fox Prescott and Rob O'Neill, conducts workshop, titled "Being in Theater: A Comprehensive One-Week Theatre Arts Training Intensive." Naropa catalog (p. 3), flyer. July 10-15, 1995
  24. Workshop (New York Open Center). Conducts workshop, titled "The Healing Power of Theatre: A Workshop for Gay Men." Center catalog (p. 70). November 10-11, 1995
  25. Workshop (Rowe Conference Center). Conducts workshop, titled "The Healing Power of Theatre: Work, Body, Spirit." Center catalog (p. 16), insert titled "15 Questions for Jean-Claude van Itallie about The Healing Power of Theater." December 1-3, 1995
  26. Workshop (Manhattanville Department of Dance & Theatre). Conducts workshop, titled "The Healing Art of Theatre." Flyer. December 6, 1995
  27. Workshop (Esalen Institute). Conducts workshop, titled " The Healing Power of Theater." Institute catalog (p. 50), evaluation, student letters. January 28-February 2, 1996
  28. Reading (Esalen Institute). Videotape, titled "Sacred Intent in Theatre," flyer. January 31, 1996
  29. Workshop (New York Open Center). Conducts workshop, titled "The Healing Power of Theatre: Word, Body & Spirit." Center catalog (p. 76). March 16-17, 1996
  30. Workshop (Shantigar summer workshop held at Rowe Conference Center). Conducts workshop with Joan Miller, titled "The Healing Journey: Movement, Theatre and Writing." Workshop description in The Center Post (p. 10). July 5-7, 1996
  31. Workshop (Omega Institute for Holistic Studies). Conducts workshop, titled "The Healing Power of Theater." Institute catalog (p. 46). July 22-26, 1996
  32. Reading (River Arts Repertory). Reads new work. Schedule. August 30-31, 1996
  33. Workshop (Interface). Conducts workshop, titled "The Yoga of Theatre." Catalog (p. 68). December 14-15, 1996
  34. Workshop (Continuum Studio). Conducts workshop, titled "The Healing Power of Theater." Pamphlets. January 25-29, 1997
  35. 47th Annual Texas Educational Theatre Association Convention. Special guest. [4] p. from convention program with biographical entry. January 29-February 2, 1997
  36. Workshop (Esalen Institute). Conducts workshop, titled "The Healing Power of Theater." Institute catalog (p. 30). March 9-14, 1997
  37. Workshop (Shantigar summer workshop held at Rowe Conference Center). Conducts workshop, titled "The Yoga of Theatre." Shantigar schedule, Center catalog (p. 28), article in the Shelburne Falls and West County News. July 18-20, 1997
  38. Workshop (Interface). Conducts workshop, titled "The Yoga of Theatre." Catalog (p. 17). December 14-15, 1997
  39. Workshop (Shantigar summer workshop held at Rowe Conference Center). Conducts workshop, titled "The Yoga of Theatre." Shantigar schedule. July 31-August 2, 1998
  40. Workshop (11th New York Festival '98). One of five performers in an open public workshop, titled "Still Alive-Teasing Time: A Creative Collaboration," directed by Joseph Chaikin. Flyer. December 16-17, 1998
  41. Workshop (Continuum Studio). Conducts workshop, titled "Speaking From the Heart." Flyer. January 9, 1999
  42. Reading (8th National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Writers' Conference). Reads from works. Catalog (p. 19). February 27, 1999
  43. Reading (Theater For The New City, Lower East Side Film Festival). Reading from Struck Dumb. Schedule. May 30, 1999
  44. Seventh Annual Edward Albee Theatre Conference (Valdez, Alaska). Featured Artist and panelist, showing of War and Bag Lady. Conference booklet (p. [9], [17], [21], [22]), flyers, newspaper articles. June 20-27, 1999
  45. Workshop (Shantigar). Conducts workshop, titled "The Healing Power of Theatre." Foundation schedule. July 9-11, 1999
  46. Workshop (Continuum Studio). Conducts workshop, titled "The Healing Power of Theater." Mailing cards. March 4-5, 2000
  47. Workshop (Shantigar). Conducts workshop, titled "The Healing Power of Theater." Catalogs. July 28-30, 2000
  48. Attendee (American Psychoanalytic Association, Fall Meeting). Name badge. December 20, 2001
  49. Workshops (Shantigar). Conducts workshops, titled What is the Story You are Living as a Gay Man?" (held in New York City with Dan Merchant, April 6-7), "Writing On Your Feet--Act I, Act II" (held in NYC, April 13-14), "The Healing Power of Theater For Gay Men" (with Tony Allicino and Jonathan Downing, May 17-19), "Writing On Your Feet" (August 9-11) and "Healing Power of Theater" (September 6-8, 2002). Schedules, flyers.
  50. Workshops (Rowe Camp & Conference Center). Conducts workshops, titled "Writing On Your Feet" (August 9-11) and "Healing Power of Theater" (September 6-8, 2002). Both workshops held at Shantigar Village. Center catalog (p. 35).
  51. New England Theatre Conference (Bedford, N.H.). Keynote speaker and Special Award Winner, showing of Interview. Conference booklet (p. 4, 26). November 1-3, 2002
  52. Attendee (American Psychoanalytic Association, Winter Meeting). Name badge. January 23, 2003
  53. Workshop (Esalen). Conducts workshop, titled "Opening the Doors of Creativity: Accessing Intuition." P. 35 of catalog. March 2003
  54. Workshop (Rowe Camp & Conference Center). Conducts workshop, titled "Healing Power of Theater" (May 16-18) and "Writing On Your Feet" (August 8-12, 2003). Both workshops held at Shantigar. Center catalog (p. 33).
  55. Workshops (Shantigar). Conducts reading/discussion (May 3) and workshops, titled "Exploring the Myths and Stories We Live as Gay Men" (with Dan Merchant, April 5-6, December 6-7), "Writing on Your Feet" (April 19-20, December 6-7), "The Healing Power of Theater" (May 16-18), "Fires of Transformation" (with Dan Merchant, Tony Allicino and Jonathan Downey, July 2-6), "Writing on Your Feet: a writers' retreat" (August 8-12, 2003). Catalogs and correspondence (1 p.).
  56. Workshop (4th Annual International Symposium for Directors (Umbria, Italy)). Conducts workshop titled, "Movement, Breath and the Spoken Word Generating Theatre." Flyer. July 10-30, 2003
  57. Workshop (Naropa University). Conducts workshop with Emilie Conrad, titled "Moving Theatre at the Absolute Edge." University catalog (p. 31), flyer. March 22-27, 2004
  58. Acts of Translation Seminar (Yale Repertory Theatre). Panelist. Flyer. March 17, [no year]
  59. Workshop (Esalen). Conducts workshop, titled "The Yoga of Theatre." P. 32 of catalog. March [no year]
  60. Workshop (New York City). Conducts workshop, titled "3 weekends in New York, creating and rehearsing your own solo performance." Flyers. April 3-18, [no year]
  61. Performance (New York Dharmadhatu). One of 23 performers for a benefit for Naropa East. Flyers. May 12, [no year]
  62. Workshop (Shelbourne Falls, Mass.). Conducts workshop with Joan Miller, titled "The Healing Journey: a weekend of movement, theater and writing." Flyers. September 9-11, [no year]
  63. Workshop. Conducts workshop, titled "Playwriting On Your Feet." Drafts of flyers. October 20, [no year]
  64. Workshop. Conducts workshop, titled "Playwriting." Flyer. October 18-December 20, [no year]
  65. Workshop. Conducts workshop, titled "Playwriting Mind: a workshop for actors, writers, and others." Draft of flyer. October-December [no year]
  66. Instructor (New School for Social Research). Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript. Notes for Playwriting course. 21 p. [no date]
  67. [Instructor] (Bard College). Faculty/staff identification card. [No date]
  68. [Instructor]. The Tempest course. Course description (1 p.). [no date]
  69. Autograph Manuscript. Workshop proposal. 1 p. [no date]
  70. Student paper, described as "from class exercise given by J.C.". 3 p. [no date]


SERIES 4 - PERSONAL (Restricted)

Box 1 - Journals (1949-June 3, 1979)

Folder -- Contents

  1. Autograph Manuscript. Journal entries, previously in binder. June 20, 1949-September 23, 1960
  2. Autograph Manuscript. A page with two paragraphs of fiction followed by travel diary in notebook, July 17-August 22, 1957, and final entry, June 11, 1958.
  3. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript. Journal entries. January 13, 1959-November 15, 1960
  4. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript. Journal entries. January 2, 1961-fall [1966 or 1967?], [no date]
  5. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript. Journal entries. February 16, 1967-October 4, 1969, [no date]
  6. Copy 1 of journal entries from folders 3 and 4.
  7. Copy 2 of journal entries from folders 3 and 4.
  8. Copy 3 of journal entries from folders 3 and 4.
  9. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript. Miscellaneous dream entries. February 4, 1959-September 21, 1969
  10. Autograph Manuscript. Notes on plays and journal entries in notebook. April 23, 1966-January 23, 1968
  11. Typewritten Manuscript. Thoughts on Roger Klein after his suicide. 10 p. July 17, 1968. Accompanied by photocopy.
  12. Autograph Manuscript. Notes on The Serpent and The King of the United States, dream and journal entries in notebook. May 2-November 16, 1968
  13. Autograph Manuscript. Journal entry and play idea in notebook. September 2 and October 6, 1969
  14. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript. Miscellaneous journal entries. September 1 and November 22, 1970, November 11, 1972
  15. Autograph Manuscript and Typewritten Manuscript. Dream entries. April 8, 1970-December 18, 1979
  16. Autograph Manuscript. Journal and dream entries in notebook. February 7-July 24, 1970
  17. Autograph Manuscript. Journal and dream entries in notebook. March 29, 1973-January 27, 1974
  18. Autograph Manuscript. Journal and dream entries in notebook. July 11, 1975-March 30, 1976. Accompanied by typed dream entries (3 p.).
  19. Autograph Manuscript. Work notes, journal and dream entries in notebook. Postcards, photographs, handwritten notes (4 p.) inserted. April 1, 1976-May 24, 1977
  20. Autograph Manuscript. Work notes, journal and dream entries in notebook. Various items inserted. June-October 18, 1977
  21. Autograph Manuscript. Journal and dream entries in notebook. end of July-November 4, 1977
  22. Autograph Manuscript. Notes on Naropa, journal and dream entries in notebook. September 5, 1977-March 17, 1978
  23. Autograph Manuscript. Journal and dream entries in notebook. Photographs inserted. June 10-October 3, 1978
  24. Autograph Manuscript. Journal and dream entries in notebook. Photographs inserted. October 3-December 22, 1978
  25. Autograph Manuscript. Journal and dream entries in notebook. Accompanied by typed entries (4 p.). December 23, 1978-January 28, 1979
  26. Autograph Manuscript. Journal and dream entries in notebook. Photographs inserted. Accompanied by typed entries (3 p.). January 10-April 12, 1979
  27. Autograph Manuscript. Journal and dream entries in notebook. April 14-June 3, 1979

Box 2 - Journals (June 4, 1979-February 1986)

Folder -- Contents

  1. Autograph Manuscript. Journal and dream entries in notebook. Photograph inserted. June 4-July 24, 1979
  2. Autograph Manuscript. Journal and dream entries in notebook. Photographs inserted. July 25-September 24, 1979
  3. Autograph Manuscript. Journal and dream entries in notebook. September 24-December 31, 1979
  4. Autograph Manuscript. Journal and dream entries in notebook. January 1-February 12, 1980
  5. Typewritten Manuscript. Miscellaneous dream entries. January 2-July 4, 1980
  6. Autograph Manuscript. Journal and dream entries in notebook. February 13-April 15, 1980
  7. Autograph Manuscript. Journal and dream entries in notebook. Photograph inserted. April 16-May 30, 1980
  8. Autograph Manuscript. Journal and dream entries in notebook. Photographs and handwritten pages (3 p.) inserted. June 1-August 26, 1980
  9. Autograph Manuscript. Journal and dream entries in notebook. August 27-November 17, 1980
  10. Autograph Manuscript. Journal and dream entries in notebook. November 19, 1980-January 19, 1981
  11. Autograph Manuscript. Journal and dream entries in notebook. January 20-May 6, 1981
  12. Autograph Manuscript. Journal and dream entries in notebook. Accompanied by typed entries (13 p.). May 17-December 30, 1981
  13. Typewritten Manuscript. Personal questionnaire in which van Itallie poses questions about himself which are answered by David Wolpe, Fred & Debby Katz, Rosemary Quinn, Gwen Fabricant, Bill _____ and Glenn Berenbeim. 9 p.[1982?]
  14. Autograph Manuscript. Journal and dream entries in notebook. January 5-November 6, 1982
  15. Autograph Manuscript. Journal and dream entries in notebook. Accompanied by handwritten entries (19 p.). May 23, 1982-September 17, 1983
  16. Autograph Manuscript. Journal and dream entries in notebook. Handwritten entries (5 p.) inserted. June 28, 1982-November 24, 1983
  17. Autograph Manuscript. Work notes, journal and dream entries in notebook. Handwritten entry (3 p.) inserted. August 1, 1983-January 9, 1984
  18. Autograph Manuscript. Letter to Ira [Robert Anton]. 2 p. August 30, 1984
  19. Autograph Manuscript. Work notes, journal and dream entries in notebook. July 13, 1984-May 26, 1985
  20. Autograph Manuscript. Journal and dream entries in notebook. June 6-October 13, 1985
  21. Autograph Manuscript. Journal and dream entries in notebook. Accompanied by handwritten entries (11 p.). October 14, 1985-February 1, 1986

Box 3 - Journals (January 1986-1998, no date)

Folder -- Contents

  1. Autograph Manuscript. Journal and dream entries in notebook. January 9-July 11, 1986
  2. Typewritten Manuscript, titled Jean-Claude van Itallie's Sufi Camp Journal. Journal and dream entries in plastic spiral binding. Correspondence (1 p.) included. July 1-23, August 7, 1986. Accompanied by photocopy.
  3. Autograph Manuscript. Journal and dream entries in notebook. July 12-August 1, 1986
  4. Autograph Manuscript. Journal and dream entries in notebook. August 3-October 4, 1986
  5. Autograph Manuscript. Journal and dream entries in notebook. October 19, 1986-June 18, 1987
  6. Autograph Manuscript. Journal and dream entries in notebook. July 30-September 16, 1987
  7. Autograph Manuscript. Journal and dream entries in notebook. Photographs inserted. September 23, 1987-June 10, 1988
  8. Autograph Manuscript. Dream entries in notebook. February 15-November 27, 1988. Also entries described as "health notebook, for homeopathic review." June 6-July 10, 1994
  9. Autograph Manuscript. Work notes, journal and dream entries in notebook. Photograph inserted. Accompanied by handwritten entries (9 p.). March 24-September 22, 1988
  10. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "Moroccan journal." 23 p. June 14-23, 1988
  11. Autograph Manuscript. Work notes, journal and dream entries in notebook. September 30, 1988-May 3, 1989
  12. Autograph Manuscript. Journal and dream entries in notebook. May 20-September 4, 1989
  13. Autograph Manuscript. Journal and dream entries in notebook. September 7-December 20, 1989
  14. Autograph Manuscript. Journal and dream entries in notebook. January 2-31, 1990
  15. Autograph Manuscript. Journal and dream entries in notebook. Handwritten entry (1 p.) inserted. February 4-November 21, 1990
  16. Autograph Manuscript. Journal and dream entries in notebook. Handwritten entry (1 p.) inserted. December 6, 1990-August 11, 1991
  17. Autograph Manuscript. Journal and dream entries in notebook. Handwritten entry (3 p.) inserted. August 27-November 1, 1991
  18. Autograph Manuscript. Journal and dream entries in notebook. November 6, 1991-February 14, 1992
  19. Autograph Manuscript. Journal and dream entries in notebook. February 29-November 29, 1993
  20. Autograph Manuscript. Journal and dream entries in notebook. Accompanied by handwritten entries (3 p.). January 1, 1994-April 17, 1995
  21. Autograph Manuscript. Journal and dream entries in notebook. May 15, 1994-August 15, 1995
  22. Autograph Manuscript. Journal and dream entries in notebook. Handwritten entry (1 p.) inserted. January 3-February 3, 1995
  23. Autograph Manuscript. Work notes on I, Mila and dream entry. July 16, 1995
  24. Typewritten Manuscript. Journal entry. 2 p. June 30, 1996
  25. Autograph Manuscript. Journal and dream entries in notebook. January 16, 1997-March 17, 1998
  26. Miscellaneous journal and dream entries. [No date]

Box 4 - Personal papers

Folder -- Contents

  1. French books. These school books, Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal and Romains' Les Hommes de Bonne Volonte, are in the Classiques Larousse series. They are signed and annotated by the playwright's brother, M[ichael] J. van Itallie and had been part of the playwright's library at Charlemont.
  2. Kensington School. Two certificates, titled "Award of Honor." 1947-1948
  3. Deerfield Academy. Football program, dinner program, commencement program, 2 copies of The Spectator, 2 SAT tickets. 1953-1954
  4. Deerfield Academy. Certificate commemorating Jean-Claude's admission into the Deerfield Chapter of the Cum Laude Society in Deerfield Academy. May 12, 1959 (in Oversize Box 4)
  5. Harvard University. 4 cards, grades, class syllabus, admissions program, Harvard scarf pamphlet. 1955-1957, 1984
  6. Harvard University. Commencement programs and ticket.
  7. Harvard University. Accession record (carbon) of the Houghton Library, described as "manuscripts presented by Mr. Jean-Claude van Itallie." 2 p. April 1969
  8. New York University. Grades, registration instructions, benefit dinner list. 1958
  9. Kent State University. Honorary Degree. Biography, vitae, correspondence, faculty ballot page, press release, commencement program, poem. March-August 1977
  10. Selective Service documents. Five College Student Certificates, one permit to leave the country and miscellaneous items from the United States Selective Service System.
    1954-1958
  11. Belgian military service documents. Correspondence with accompanying printed documents. 1954-1960
  12. Certificate for the Drama Desk Vernon Rice Award presented "to Jean-Claude van Itallie for outstanding achievement in the off-broadway theater." 1966-1967 (in Oversize Box 4)
  13. Five passports and three vaccination certificate booklets.
  14. Stocks from Hugoton Production Company and Stephanie Sills Productions, Inc.
  15. Birthday. Invitation list (age 49); invitation list, invitations, guest book (age 50); flyers, booklet (age 60); birthday banner
  16. Hugo F. van Itallie. Death announcements, obituaries, eulogies (English and French), dedicatee in New York Youth Symphony program. February-March 1996
  17. Architectural renderings of Jean-Claude van Itallie's loft at 68 Jane St., New York City. 1977, 1992 (1 plan in Oversize Box 4)
  18. Miscellaneous astrological and homeopathic notes.
  19. Miscellaneous artwork
  20. Miscellaneous receipts and statements.
  21. Miscellaneous.
  22. Photographs. Autographed photographs of members of the Cabinet, obtained on a trip to Washington, DC [ca. 1950]
  23. Photograph. Harvard portrait.
  24. Photographs. Jean-Claude van Itallie.
  25. Photographs. Jean-Claude van Itallie.
  26. Photographs. Jean-Claude van Itallie.
  27. Photograph. Jean-Claude van Itallie. (in Oversize Box 4)
  28. Photographs. Joseph Chaikin.
  29. Photographs. Family.
  30. Photographs. Charlemont.
  31. Photographs. Friends/colleagues.
  32. Photographs. Friends/colleagues.
  33. Photographs. Miscellaneous.
  34. Photographs, described as "copies of some captioned photos to be used in memoirs."
  35. Slides.
  36. Audiotape, described as "Jean-Claude + Jan [palm reader]." January 1988
  37. Audiotapes (2), described as "HFvI [Hughes Ferdinand van Itallie]." 1994
  38. Audiotape, described as "interview, Jacques Levy [uncle]." April 27, 1997
  39. Audiotape, described as "Armstrong, van Itallie, voice lession 1." [no date]
  40. Audiotape, described as "Armstrong, van Itallie, voice lession 6." [no date]
  41. Audiotape, described as "Glenn trip." [no date]
  42. Audiotape. [no date]
Box 5 - Personal papers

Folder -- Contents

  1. Videotape, titled "Jean-Claude van Itallie." [no date]
  2. Negatives (4 x 5) in box, described as "J-C's 1st Charlemont scrapbook."
  3. Engagement book. 1965
  4. Engagement book. 1966
  5. Address book.
  6. Address book.
  7. Address book.
  8. Address book. Photographs inserted.
  9. Address book. Photographs inserted.
  10. Address book. Photographs inserted.
  11. Address book. Photographs inserted.
  12. Address book. Photographs inserted.
  13. Address book. Photographs inserted.


SERIES 5 - PUBLICATIONS (interviews and articles about van Itallie).

Box 1

Folder -- Contents

About van Itallie

  1. Interview. Transcript of interview by Ruth Robinson. 10 p. April 13, 1969. Accompanied by correspondence (1 p.) from Ms. Robinson to Mr. Barnett dated May 3, 1969 [publication unknown]
  2. Women's Wear Daily. Article. January 2, 1973
  3. Contemporary Dramatists. Biographical entry. 1977
  4. Interview. Audiotape (2 copies), described as "[interview on] RTBF [Belgian radio]." January 5, 1978; April 28, 1978
  5. Interview. Transcript (copy), titled Interview with Jean-Claude van Itallie on August 28, 1980 at his country domicile in Charlemont, Massachusetts. 48 p. [publication unknown]
  6. New York. Article. June 11, 1984
  7. Press release. October 30, 1984
  8. Sunday Camera. Partial article. December 1, 1985
  9. Contemporary Authors. Biographical entry. (For original typewritten manuscript, see entry in "Essays/articles" dated March-May 1984). 1985
  10. Interview. Audiotape, described as "The AT&T Music Center Magazine KFAC-AM & FM [one hour radio show with] guests Norma Flynn; Carmen Zapata; Jean-Claude van Itallie." April 1, 1988
  11. Interview. Videotape, described as "interview with Jan Lloyd." August 19, 1988
  12. Who's Who in America. Biographical entry. 1990-1991 edition
  13. Record Courier. Article. November 12, 1992
  14. Article. [November 1992, publication unknown]
  15. Interview. Audiotape, described as "includes interview in French (on radio) with JCvI." July 26, 1993
  16. New Visions. Interview. 1993
  17. The Recorder. Article. August 13, 1998
  18. Los Angeles Times. Article. December 6, 1998
  19. American Theatre. Article. May/June 1999
  20. Theatre. Biographical entry. 2002
  21. Interview. Transcript, titled An Interview with Jean-Claude van Itallie, by Carl Forsman. 7 p. [no date, publication unknown]
  22. Interview. Transcript with revisions. 22 p. [no date, publication unknown]
  23. Paper, titled Jean-Claude van Itallie, by [ ] Greene. 23 p. [no date, publication unknown]

    Mention of, or including van Itallie

  24. Village Voice. May 20, 1965
  25. New York Times. August 25, 1968
  26. [publication unknown]. June 19, 1969
  27. Film Quarterly (copy). fall 1970
  28. Fellowships : United States of America and Canada / John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. 1973
  29. Theatre Profiles. 1973
  30. Aperitif-Theatre de Carouge. Flyer. November 1974
  31. Third Annual Rare Book & Manuscript Benefit Auction. Catalog. October 26, 1979
  32. Fellowships : United States of America and Canada / John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. 1980
  33. La Mama E.T.C., 20th Anniversary Celebration. Booklet. 1981
  34. New York Times. December 25, 1983
  35. The Gay Engagement Calendar (copy). 1984
  36. McCarter Theatre. Publicity card. January 25, 1985
  37. Vajradhatu contribution list. May 26, 1987
  38. Alfred Chester Newsletter. no. 1, August 26, 1987
  39. American Theatre. June 1989
  40. A Gathering of Poets. Program. May 4-6, 1990
  41. Alfred Chester Newsletter. no. 4, August 29, 1990
  42. Bush Artists Fellowships / Bush Foundation. 1990
  43. New York Times. May 19, 1991
  44. [Kent Stater]. [October 1992]
  45. 1992 Robert Lewis Medal Dinner. Programs. [October 1992]
  46. Record-Courier. October 21, 1992
  47. Arts Calendar (Kent State University) (copy). November 7, 1992
  48. Kent State University Press. Flyers. 1992
  49. New York Times. April 25, 1993
  50. American Theatre. September 1993
  51. Record-Courier (copy). October 24, 1993
  52. 25 Years : Special Collections at Kent State University. c1993
  53. New York Times. April 24, 1995
  54. Northern Ohio Live. May 1995
  55. New York Times. May 26, 1996
  56. Dramaturgy in American Theater : A Source Book. c1997
  57. A Special Evening to Benefit Tricycle: The Buddhist Review. Program. November 10, 1999
  58. The Millennium. December 20, 1999
  59. The Recorder (Arts & Entertainment). February 10, 2000
  60. The Recorder. February 12, 2000
  61. New Yorker. February 10, 2003
  62. Soul of the American Actor. winter 2003-2004
  63. The Drama Review. Back issues form. [no date]
  64. Lenox Arts Center. Program. June 30-August 20, [no year]
  65. [New York Times]. [no date]
  66. [Record-Courier]. [no date]
  67. Rutgers, General Interest/Performing Arts (copy). Flyer. [no date]
  68. Salem State Theatre. Program. [no date]
  69. Working Playground. Program. [no date]

SERIES 6 - MISCELLANEOUS

Box 1

Folder -- Contents

  1. Actor's resumes.
  2. Press kits (3). Includes biographical information, articles, reviews. 1994
  3. Booklet, titled Jean-Claude van Itallie : playwright/performer/teacher. Compilation of information on plays, books, performance pieces, workshop dates, biographical, archives, Shantigar Foundation. Bound by spiral binder. 154 p. [2000]
  4. Activism. Meeting minutes. Mohawk Land and Wildlife Protective Association. October 7, 1971.
  5. Activism. Correspondence. Seven Amnesty International letters sent by van Itallie. 1987, [no date]
  6. Activism. Correspondence. Miscellaneous letters sent by van Itallie. 4 p. 1989-1990
  7. Activism. Citizens Awareness Network. Drafts, notes. [1991]
  8. Activism. Citizens Awareness Network. Meeting minutes. 1991
  9. Activism. Citizens Awareness Network. Correspondence. 1991-1994
  10. Activism. Citizens Awareness Network. Speech drafts. 1991-1997
  11. Activism. Citizens Awareness Network. Programs, publicity materials.
  12. Activism. Citizens Awareness Network. Press (press releases, newspaper articles)
  13. Activism. Citizens Awareness Network. Miscellaneous.
  14. Activism. Citizens Awareness Network. Videotape, described as "brief interview w/van Itallie re: nuclear meltdown on a local t-v news show." 1991
  15. van Itallie Foundation. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Correspondence. 3 p. December 27, 1985
  16. van Itallie Foundation. List of contributions made by the Foundation from 1981-1989. 2 p. November 7, 1989
  17. Shantigar Foundation. Typewritten Manuscript, described as "a proposal for a nonprofit foundation." 7 p. [no date]
  18. Shantigar Foundation. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. General correspondence announcing the transformation of home into the Shantigar Foundation and invites all to attend the summer workshops. Accompanied by description of Shantigar and workshop schedule. 4 p. May 9, 1996
  19. Shantigar Foundation. Certificate signed by friends, stating "this award salutes Jean Claude van Itallie in celebration of Shantigar." September 1, 1996
  20. Shantigar Foundation. Invitations for the "millennial bell ringing" at the Shantigar Barn. December 31, 1999
  21. Shantigar Foundation. Typewritten Manuscript Signed. Inventory of contents in the barn before it burned down. 11 p. February 14, 2000 (Restricted)
  22. Shantigar Foundation. Correspondence (Restricted)
  23. Shantigar Foundation. Board Minutes (Restricted)
  24. Shantigar Foundation. Newspaper articles.
  25. Shantigar Foundation. Photographs.
  26. Itineraries. 1990-1997, [no date]
  27. Letters of recommendation for jobs.
  28. Letters of recommendation for awards.
  29. New York Dharmadhatu members list. October 1982
  30. Theatre Communications Group. Board of Directors Meeting minutes. February 5, 1973 (Restricted)
  31. Obituaries for various friends and colleagues.
  32. Videotape, titled "Mosaic: An Arts Celebration." [no date]
  33. Videotapes (2), titled "Marsha Brady Waltz." [no date]
  34. Audiotape, titled "Bethea." [no date]
  35. Audiotape, described as "Mona stuff." [no date]

Box 2 - Publications, etc. of family/friends

Box 3 - Newspaper clippings (1949-1967)

Box 4 - Newspaper clippings (1968-1993, 1997, no date)