Special Collections and Archives

Joseph Chaikin papers, Box 6, 1978-1979

Special Collections and Archives

Joseph Chaikin papers, Box 6, 1978-1979

Joseph Chaikin papers


Subseries 1F: Papers: Chronological: 1978-1979

Box 6

Folder -- Contents

  1. 1978, 9 Jan.: [Worley], Lee, 1941- , Boulder. To Joe [Chaikin].
    Accompanied by draft of Chaikin's recommendation.
  2. 1978, 10 Jan.: [Beck], Julian, 1925-1985, Rome. To Joe [Chaikin], New York City.
    Reaches across ocean to wish him a quick recovery; invites him to stay with them; has heard of his "Dybbuk." Autograph Postcard Signed. 2 l., 10.3 cm.
  3. [1978, 18 Jan.]: [Monk], Meredith, 1942- , New York City. To Joe [Chaikin], New York City.
    Autograph Card Signed. 3 l., 13 cm.
  4. 1978, 27 Jan.: Kauffmann, Stanley, 1916- , New York City. To [Joseph] Chaikin, New York City.
    Sends him excerpts form his book to prove he's been following his career; feels his best work was early in the Open Theater, that his direction of the classics lacks distinction. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 26.7 cm.
  5. [1978, Jan.]: Chaikin, Joe, 1935- , New York City. To The Company [of "The Dybbuk"], New York City.
    In six communiques with his cast Chaikin discusses repetition, meeting points between actor and audience, "filling the space" and the difference between projecting and amplifying. Typed Letter (copies). 11 p., 28 cm.
  6. [1978, Jan.]: [Chaikin], Joe, 1935- , New York City. To Jane [Yockel], New York City.
    Asks schedule of California dates; saw final performance of "The Dybbuk"; missed Joseph Papp. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 31.3 cm.
  7. [1978, 10 Feb.]: Brecht, Stefan, 1924- , New York City. To Joe [Chaikin], New York City.
    Wishes him a quick recovery. Autograph Postcard Signed. 1 l., 10.5 cm.
  8. 1978, 27 Feb.: Chaikin, Joseph, 1935- , New York City. To Alan Schneider, New York City.
    Sends him radio tapes; would like to perform Beckett on stage. Typed Letter Signed (copy). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  9. 1978, 27 Feb.: [Chaikin], Joe, 1935- , New York City. To Sam [Shepard], Mill Valley , Cal.
    Sends tapes of radio readings. Typed Letter Signed (copy). 1 p., 28 cm.
  10. [1978, Feb.]: [Rafalowicz, Mira]
    [What I do in the Theatre]. Typed Article (copy) 20 [i.e. 19] p., 27.9 cm.
  11. 1978, 9 April: [Beck], Julian, 1925-1985, Rome. To Joe [Chaikin], New York City.
    Hopes he's out of danger; would like to see him; had call from Ira Cohen. Autograph Postcard Signed. 1 l., 10.4 cm.
  12. 1978, 10 April: [Crawford], Jerry, Las Vegas. To Joe [Chaikin], New York City.
    Misses him; tells what's happening with his plays; requests an introduction to Jerzy Grotowski for Charles Lipp. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
    Holograph draft of Chaikin's reply at foot of letter.
  13. 1978, 18 April: [Chaikin, Joseph], 1935- , New York City. To [Jerry] Crawf[ord], Las Vegas.
    Informs him he has an agreement with Jerzy Grotowski "not to send anyone to each other." Typed Letter (copy). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  14. 1978, 20 April: King, Keith J., New York City. To Mr. [Joseph] Chaikin, New York City.
    Admires his work; works for Daniel Nargin; asks to audition. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
  15. 1978, 26 April: Chaikin, Joseph, 1935- , New York City. To Keith King, New York City.
    Explains that Sam Shepard is writing a monolog for him, that he has no plans to direct. Typed Letter Signed (copy). 1 p., 28 cm.
  16. 1978, 5 May: [Innes], Christopher, 1941- , Downview, Ontario. To Joseph Chaikin, New York City.
    Must hear from Richard Schechner before contacting Eileen Blumenthal about a book. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
  17. 1978, 11 May: [Chaikin, Joseph], 1935- , New York City. To Arthur [Miller], Roxbury, Conn.
    Notifies him how to get in touch. Typed Letter (copy). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  18. [1978, May]: Chaikin, Joseph, 1935- , New York City. To Christopher Innes, Downview, Canada.
    Responds to suggestion Richard Schechner write a book about him; asks him to consider Eileen Blumenthal instead. Typed Letter (copy). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  19. 1978, 10 June: [Schechner], Richard, New York City. To Joe [Chaikin].
    Explains why he decided not to write book about Chaikin. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
  20. [1978, 17 July]: Chaikin, Joe, 1935- , New York City. To Deena [Metzger], Studio City, Cal.
    Comments on her play; finds his direction in theater "without a single main identity"; suggests she further explore songs. Autograph Letter Signed (draft). 2 p., 18.5 cm.
    Accompanied by a photocopy of the final letter as typed by a secretary.
  21. [1978, 6 Nov.]: [Chaikin], Joe, 1935- . To Pat [Cobey].
    Finds the language in her play "rich and poetic"; suggests adding a new last line. Autograph Letter Signed (draft). 2 p., 18.4 cm.
    Accompanied by copy of secretary's typed letter.
  22. 1978: [Chaikin, Joseph], 1935-
    Week-at-a-glance. Autograph Manuscript. 86 l., 20.2 cm.
    Spiral-bound appointment book.
  23. [1978-79]: [Chaikin, Joseph], 1935-
    Tongues. Typed Play (xerox). 13 [i.e. 14] p., 35.3 cm.
    Working copy of script written with Sam Shepard; includes Chaikin's holograph revisions.
    Published in Shepard's Seven Plays (Spec Coll PS 3569 .H394 S4).
  24. 1979, 10 Jan: Knopf, Alfred, Jr., New York City. To Mr. [Joseph] Chaikin, New York City.
    Sees no reason to release him from his contract since The Presence of the Actor continues to sell. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.8 cm.
    Accompanied by Chaikin's royalty statements for the book (1977-82).
  25. 1979, 9 Mar.: [Cobey], Patricia, New York City. To Joe [Chaikin].
    Enjoyed Re-arrangements; thanks him for reading her manuscript; seeks his recommendation for position at LaMama. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  26. [1979, 16 Mar.]: C[haikin], Joe, 1935- . To Ellen [Stewart], New York City.
    Recommends Patricia Cobey for CETA job as playwright. Autograph Letter Signed (draft). 1 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by copy of secretary's typed letter.
  27. 1979, Mar.: The Winter Project.
    Re-arrangements. Autograph Play. 27 p., 27.9 cm.
    Accompanied by typed final draft.
    Published in Performing Arts Journal 12 (Vol. IV, No. 3)
  28. [1979, Mar.?]: Hendrix, Erlene, Hutchinson, Kansas. To Mr. [Joseph] Chaikin.
    Gives him a copy of her dissertation; thanks him for his time. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
  29. 1979, 2 April: Chaikin, Joseph, 1935- , New York City. To Erline [Erlene] Hendrix, Hutchinson, Kansas.
    Thanks her for sending her dissertation which he'll read more carefully when he returns from Israel. Typed Letter Signed (copy). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
    Accompanied by Chaikin's holograph draft.
  30. [1979, 5 July]: Chaikin, Joseph, 1935- , [New York City]. To Andre [Serban], [Masonville, N.Y.]
    Explains the piece he's doing with Sam Shepard has no direction yet; sends copy of "Tongues" and Shepard's address. Autograph Letter Signed (draft). 1 p., 28.1 cm.
    Accompanied by copy of secretary's final Typed Letter Signed.
  31. 1979, Aug.: Chaikin, Joseph, 1935-
    Savage/Love. Typed Play (copy). 21 [i.e. 24] p., 28 cm.
    Written in collaboration with Sam Shepard.
  32. 1979, 28 Sept.: [Drusin], Ron, New York City. To Joe [Chaikin].
    Thanks him sending copy of his work with Sam Shepard; expresses amazement that he was able to perform while ill. Autograph Letter Signed. 1p., 21.5 cm.
  33. 1979, 3 Oct.: [Chaikin], Joseph, 1935- , New York City. To Steve [Cohen], New York City.
    Sends copy of "Savage/Love" and San Francisco program. Typed Letter Signed (copy). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
    Accompanied by program with Chaikin's holograph revisions.
  34. 1979, 31 Oct.: Chaikin, Joseph, 1935- , New York City. To Linda Yellen, New York City.
    Explains his opposition to Fania Fenelon being portrayed on screen by someone she feels so strongly against; identifies with part Arthur Miller wrote form him. Typed Letter Signed (copy). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  35. 1979, 6 Nov.: [Chaikin], Joe, 1935- , New York City. To Miriam Colon, New York City.
    Suggests eliminating first act of The Man and the Fly; recommends commissioning a play from Miguel Algarin. Typed Letter Signed (copy). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  36. 1979, 12 Nov.: Chaikin, Joseph, 1935- , New York City. To Vanessa Redgrave.
    Explains he is withdrawing from the film not because of her views but because Fania Fenelon objects to Redgrave playing her. Typed Letter Signed (copy). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  37. 1979, 12 Nov.: [Warrilow], David, 1934- , New York City. To Joe [Chaikin], New York City.
    Liked his performance but not the music; looks forward to seeing his "Endgame." Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 10.1 cm.
    Accompanied by original drawing.
  38. 1979, 16 Nov.: [Davis], Lynn, New York City. To Joe [Chaikin], New York City.
    Encloses letter of agreement between him and Sam Shepard concerning rights to "Tongues" and "Savage/Love"; enjoyed the production and his performance. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
    Accompanied by copy of Chaikin's letter to Shepard of same date.
  39. 1979, 20 Nov.: Beckett, Samuel, 1906- , Paris. To Mr. [Joseph] Chaikin.
    Thanks him for letter; feels he should choose texts but suggests final chapter of Murphy; asks if he knows David Warrilow. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 10.1 cm.
  40. [1979, 20 Nov.]: [Redgrave, Vanessa], 1937- . To Joseph Chaikin.
    Feels his decision to withdraw from the film is wrong; Arthur Miller's script "transcends" Fania Fenelon as she is today; explains her political beliefs and how they support her playing the role; suggests readings; reflects on founding of Israel. Autograph Letter. 8 p., 21.5 cm.
  41. 1979, 21 Nov.: [Gornick], Vivian, 1935- , New York City. To Joe [Chaikin], New York City.
    Was thrilled by his performance. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
  42. 1979, 1 Dec.: Cohen, Alexander, New York City. To Joe [Chaikin], New York City.
    Enjoyed talking with him but didn't get the chance to tell Chaikin "how touched and moved" he was by his performance in Tongues. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 21.6 cm.
  43. 1979, 4 Dec.: Bikel, Theo. To Mr. [Joseph] Chaikin.
    Invites him to be a member of the Advisory Committee for the Jewish Theatre Association. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
    Accompanied by excerpts from a grant proposal backgrounding the association.
  44. [1979, 4 Dec.]: C[haikin], J[oseph], 1935- . To [Guggenheim Foundation].
    Endorses Daniel Seltzer's proposal for a collection of theater writings. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 18.3 cm.
    Accompanied by copy of his finished "Confential report on candidate for fellowship."
  45. 1979, 4 Dec.: Yockel, Jane M., New York City. To Lois Berman, New York City.
    Encloses copies of Joseph Chaikin's correspondence with Steven Bush and Alec Stockwell concerning "Tongues"; discusses Italian royalties. Typed Letter Signed (copy). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
    Accompanied by copies of Sam Shepard's Autograph Letter Signed to Bush, Aug. 22, 1979, Lois Berman's Typed Letter Signed to Bush, Sept. 19, 1979, Bush and Stockwell's Typed Letter Signed to Chaikin, Nov. 23, 1979 and Chaikin's Typed Letter Signed to Bush and Stockwell, Dec. 3, 1979.
  46. 1979, 6 Dec.: [Yockel], Jane, New York City. To Sam Shepard.
    Sends him reviews of collaboration with Joe Chaikin; may tour Europe; mentions Shami Chaikin's success in "Bag Lady." Typed Letter Signed (copy). 1 p., 28 cm.
  47. 1979, 7 Dec.: Chaikin, Joseph, 1935- , New York City. To Mel Gussow.
    Thanks him for articles on Tongues; explains "working process" of the Sam Shepard collaborations; Tongues was written before his surgery; theater is "a meeting place." Typed Letter Signed (copy). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  48. [1979, 26 Dec.]: [Chaikin], J[oseph], 1935- . To Theodore Bikel.
    Hopes to be able to support the Jewish Theatre Association but has a policy of not joining advisory boards. Autograph Letter Signed (draft). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
    Accompanied by copy of secretary's typed letter.
  49. [1979]: [Chaikin, Joseph], 1935-
    Rearrangements notebooks. Autograph Manuscript. 2 pieces. 24.2 cm.
  50. 1979: [Chaikin, Joseph], 1935-
    Week-at-a-glance. Autograph Manuscript. 82 l., 20.1 cm.
    Spiral-bound appointment book.
  51. 1979: The Winter Project.
    No. 3: notes and development. Typed Manuscript. 91 p., 28 cm.

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