Special Collections and Archives

Joseph Chaikin papers, Box 7, 1980-1981

Special Collections and Archives

Joseph Chaikin papers, Box 7, 1980-1981

Joseph Chaikin papers


Subseries 1G: Papers: Chronological: 1980-1981

Box 7

Folder -- Contents

  1. [1980, 5 Jan.]: Chaikin, Joseph, 1935- . To Eli Wilentz.
    Calls the 8th Street Bookstore "a source place"; urges him to reopen and negotiate with employees. Autograph Letter Signed (draft). 1 p., 18.2 cm.
    Accompanied by copy of secretary's typed letter and mimeographed flyer from the fired employees.
  2. 1980, 14 Jan.: [Chaikin], Joe, 1935- , New York City. To Peter [Brook], Paris.
    Recommends Steve Reisner as an assistant on "The Golem." Typed Letter Signed (copy). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
    Accompanied by Chaikin's holograph draft.
  3. 1980, 15 Jan.: Chaikin, Joe, 1935- , New York City. To Art D'Alugoff, New York City.
    Appreciates his invitation "to put on a program" at the Village Gate. Typed Letter Signed (copy). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
    Accompanied by Chaikin's holograph draft.
  4. [1980, 21 Jan.]: Chaikin, Joseph, 1935- , New York City. To John Simon, New York City.
    Calls him "a pedantic horse's ass." Autograph Letter Signed (draft). 1 p., 18.3 cm.
    Accompanied by copy of secretary's typed letter.
  5. 1980, 3 Mar.: [Berman], Lois, New York City. To Jane [Yockel], New York City.
    Requests knowing in advance of European performances of "Tongues" and "Savage/Love"; suggests booking Joe Chaikin in regional theaters. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 26.5 cm.
  6. 1980, 11 Mar.: Beckett, Sam, 1906- , Paris. To Mr. [Joseph] Chaikin, Paris.
    Has been unable to reach him by phone; suggests a meeting. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 8 cm
  7. 1980, 18 Mar.: Piancastelli, Franco, Faenza, Italy. To [Joseph] Chaikin, Rome.
    Asks for a copy of the original text of "Savage/Love" and "Tongues." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 31.8 cm.
    Holograph note from Chaikin at foot of letter
  8. 1980, 27 Mar.: [Berman], Lois, New York City. To Sam [Shepard] and Joe [Chaikin].
    Advises them of potential German language production rights to "Tongues" and "Savage/Love." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 26.5 cm.
  9. 1980, 28 Mar.: Paquet, Annie, Paris. To Joseph Chaikin, New York City.
    Saw his performance in Paris; asks for copy of the text. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 29.7 cm.
  10. [1980, Mar.]: [Chaikin, Joseph], 1935- . To Jane [Yockel].
    Notifies her of moderately priced restaurant in Milan. Autograph Note. 1 p., 8.8 cm.
    Accompanied by card for Il Padrino da Matteo.
  11. 1980, 2 April: [Yockel], Jane, New York City. To Lynn [Davis].
    Gives background of unauthorized Italian translation of "Tongues" and "Savage/Love"; seeks advice. Typed Letter Signed (copy). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  12. [1980, 7 April]: [Chaikin], J[oseph], 1935- , [New York City]. To Sam Beckett.
    Read "Ghost Trio" and "but the clouds"; would like to act in them; gives ideas for "Texts for Nothing"; sends tape of him reading; was happy to meet him. Autograph Letter Signed (draft). 4 p., 18.2 cm.
    Accompanied by copy of secretary's typed letter.
  13. 1980, 8 April: Chaikin, Joseph, 1935- , New York City. To Erlene Hendrix.
    Asks how he can get copies of her dissertation. Typed Letter Signed (copy). 1 p., 28 cm.
  14. 1980, 18 April: [Berman], Lois, New York City. To Jane [Yockel], New York City.
    Requests royalty payments for European performances of "Tongues" and "Savage/Love." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 26.6 cm.
    Accompanied by xerox of same letter with Typed Note Signed from Berman to Yockel dated Sept. 11, 1980.
  15. 1980, 21 April: Hendrix, Erlene, Norfolk. To Mr. [Joseph] Chaikin, New York City.
    Tells how to order copies of her dissertation; studied with Lee Worley and Paul Vela at Naropa; asks for his suggestions about publishing the material. Typed Letter Signed. 2 p., 27.9 cm.
  16. 1980, 22 April: [Yockel], Jane, New York City. To Lois [Berman], New York City.
    Discusses intricacies of receiving payment for European performances. Typed Letter Signed (copy). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  17. 1980, 25 April: [Berman], Lois, New York City. To Jane [Yockel], New York City.
    Discusses disbursement of foreign royalties. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 26.6 cm.
  18. 1980, 25 April: Kirby, Michael, New York City. To Mr. [Joseph] Chaikin, New York City.
    Requests an article on the theater of the future for The Drama Review . Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  19. 1980, 26 April: Beckett, Sam, 1906- , Paris. To Joseph Chaikin, New York City.
    Reacts to tape of his reading; doesn't feel his television pieces would transfer to the stage "without severe loss" except perhaps Texts for Nothing. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 10.5 cm.
  20. 1980, 27 April: Beckett, Sam, 1906- , Paris. To Joseph Chaikin, New York City.
    Is unable to help on Winter Project. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 8 cm.
  21. [1980, 7 May]: [Chaikin], J[oseph], 1935- . To Frank Corsaro.
    Has loved opera since he was a child; wants to direct opera; asks him to call. Autograph Letter Signed (copy). 2 p., 18.2 cm.
    Accompanied by copy of secretary's typed letter.
  22. 1980, 7 May: Chaikin, Joseph, 1935- , New York City. To Erlene Hendrix, Norfolk.
    Suggests people to contact about publishing her dissertation. Typed Letter (copy). 2 p., 27.9 cm.
    Accompanied by Chaikin's holograph draft.
  23. 1980, 13 May: Chaikin, Joseph, 1935- , New York City. To Michael Kirby, New York City.
    Regrets he has no time to contribute article. Types Letter (copy). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
    Accompanied by Chaikin's holograph draft.
  24. 1980, 4 June: [Berman], Lois, New York City. To Jane [Yockel], New York City.
    Sends agreement for German production rights to "Tongues" and "Savage/Love" for Joe Chaikin's signature. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 26.6 cm.
    Accompanied by copy of agreement signed by Chaikin and Sam Shepard.
  25. 1980, 5 June: [Yockel], Jane, New York City. To Lynn [Davis].
    Asks about difference between performance and publication rights. Typed Letter Signed (copy). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  26. 1980, 9 June: [Berman], Lois, New York City. To Joe [Chaikin].
    Calls Steven Bush's Toronto performance of "Tongues" and "Savage/Love" excellent. Autograph Note Signed. 1 p., 14.5 cm.
    Accompanied by Chaikin's copy of royalty statement.
  27. 1980, 15 July: [Berman], Lois, New York City. To Jane [Yockel], New York City.
    Hears from Skip LaPlant about plan to tour "Tongues"; notifies her about Steven Bush's possible Canadian tour; needs to know about all future production plans. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 26.6 cm.
  28. [1980, 17 July]: [Chaikin], Joe, 1935- , [New York City]. To Sam Beckett.
    Explains funding covered only 8 weeks of rehearsal for Tourists and Refuges; would like to perform something of his; asks his help. Autograph Letter Signed (draft). 2 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by copy of secretary's typed letter.
  29. 1980, 17 July: Yockel, Jane M. New York City. To Joseph Papp.
    Encloses copies of Samuel Beckett plays Joe Chaikin discussed with him; asks for appointment to discuss Richard Foremen work. Typed Letter Signed (copy). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
    Accompanied by xeroxed of Chaikin's personal copies of "Ghost Trio" and "...but the clouds..."
  30. 1980, July: The Winter Project.
    Tourists and refugees. Typed Play (copy). 20 [i.e. 21] p., 28 cm.
    "A collaborative theater piece by: Joseph Chaikin, Mira Rafalowicz, Ronnie Gilbert, Tina Shepard, Will Patton, Atsumi Sakato, Paul Zimet, Harry Mann, Peter Golub, Will Uttley, Steven Reisner."
  31. 1980, 1 Aug.: Beckett, Sam, 1906- , Paris. To Joseph Chaikin, New York City.
    Presents "rough and random thoughts" on dramatizing Stories and Texts for Nothing. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 29.7 cm.
  32. [1980, 4 Aug.]: [Bentley], Eric, 1916- , New York City. To Joe [Chaikin], New York City.
    Finds "Tourists and Refugees" a "great work." Typed Postcard Signed. 1 l., 8.9 cm.
  33. 1980, 11 Aug.: [Yockel], Jane, New York City. To Lois Berman, New York City.
    Notifies her that staffing difficulties prevent her being informed of every potential booking of "Tongues"; advises her that Joe Chaikin will probably cease appearing in the work. Typed Letter Signed (copy). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  34. 1980, 15 Aug.: [Berman], Lois, New York City. To Jane [Yockel], New York City.
    Discusses problem of both of them planning productions of "Tongues." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 25.5 cm.
  35. [1980, 21 Aug.]: C[haikin], J[oseph], 1935- , [New York City]. To Sam Beckett.
    Suggests Elizabeth LeCompte to direct him in "Text for Nothing"; explains pace of tape; asks questions about performing his work. Autograph Letter Signed (draft). 6 p., 27.8 cm.
    Accompanied by copy of secretary's typed letter.
  36. [1980, 21 Aug.]: Chaikin, Joseph, 1935- . To Beverly Sills, New York City.
    Informs her that Frank Corsaro told him to speak to her directing at the New York City Opera. Autograph Letter Signed (draft). 1 p., 27.7 cm.
    Accompanied by copy of secretary's typed letter.
  37. 1980, Summer: Chaikin, Shami, 1934-
    Doppelganger. Typed Play. 17 [i.e. 20] p., 27.9 cm.
    Accompanied by "new Pages," "inserts" (dated Sept. 14, 1981) and an unsigned contract with Theater for the New City.
  38. [1980, Summer]: [Chaikin], Shami, 1934- , Charlemont, Mass. To Jane [Yockel].
    Asks her to copy "Doppelganger" and send it to Edward Albee; requests that she give Edward Field the keys to her apartment. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by Yockel's note.
  39. [1980, 2 Sept.]: [Chaikin], J[oseph], 1935- , [New York City]. To Vanessa Redgrave, London.
    Informs her he was "deeply and intensely moved" by her performance in "Playing for Time"; regrets not having worked with her on the production. Autograph Letter Signed (draft). 1 p., 31.4 cm.
    Accompanied by copy of secretary's typed letter.
  40. 1980, 5 Sept.: Beckett, Sam, 1906- , Paris. To Joseph Chaikin, New York City.
    Contends his suggestion valid for only a single text; realizes ambiguity of title. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 10 cm.
  41. 1980, 17 Sept.: Isaac, Dan. To Joe Chaikin.
    Is upset at his letter; was moved by meeting him; explains difficulties with Don Shewey at the Soho News; informs Chaikin his article was edited; that it was intended as "a love-letter to the avant garde." Typed Letter Signed (copy). 1 p., 35.5 cm.
  42. [1980, 20 Oct.]: [Cohn], Ruby, 1922- , Sacramento, Cal. To Joe [Chaikin], Los Angeles.
    Asks what her maiden name means; if he knows Michael Kustow, his New York address. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 23 cm.
  43. 1980, 22 Oct.: [Berman], Lois, New York City. To Sam [Shepard] and Joe [Chaikin].
    Encloses copy of copyright certificate for "Tongues" and "Savage/Love." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 25.3 cm.
    Accompanied by Chaikin's copy.
  44. 1980, 4 Nov.: [Yockel], Jane, New York City. To Lois [Berman], New York City.
    Encloses royalty check for California tour of "Tongues"; has yet to receive European payment; Shirley Clarke will film "Tongues" and "Savage/Love" for television; corrects spelling of Joe Chaikin's name on copyright form. Typed Letter Signed (copy). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  45. [1980, 10 Nov]: Chaikin, Joseph, 1935- . To Sam Beckett.
    Informs him new director is needed for piece; wants "to give voice to your words"; considers him "the single contemporary writer" with whom he identifies that way. Autograph Letter Signed (copy). 1 p., 21.7 cm.
  46. [1980, 10 Nov.]: Lear, Martha, Boston. To Mr. [Joseph] Chaikin, New York City.
    Knows his work but was unaware of his coronary history; expresses empathy. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 26.4 cm.
  47. 1980, 25 Nov.: Walther, Lu Ann, New York City. To Joe Chaikin, New York City.
    Encloses Sam Shepard's production note for "Tongues" in the Bantam edition; requests he write one for "Savage/Love." Typed Letter Signed (copy). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
    Accompanied by xerox of Shepard's note.
  48. [1980, 30 Nov.]: [Cohn], Ruby, 1922- , Sacramento, Cal. To Joe [Chaikin], New York City.
    Comments on Adreinne Kennedy; has yet to examine Texts. Typed Letter Signed. 2 p., 8.6 cm.
  49. 1980, 2 Dec.: Chaikin, Joseph, 1935- , New York City. To Livili Ciulei, Minneapolis.
    Wants to work on "Antigone"; asks if he's interested in project; tells him how to order Erlene Hendrix's dissertation. Typed Letter Signed (copy). 1 p., 26.9 cm.
    Accompanied by Chaikin's holograph draft.
  50. 1980, 8 Dec.: Chaikin, Joseph, 1935- , New York City. To Lu Ann Walther, New York City.
    Sends notes on "Savage/Love." Typed Letter Signed (copy). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
    Accompanied by Chaikin's draft of the letter and a copy of his preface, dated Dec. 3, 1980, and an earlier draft.
  51. [1980], 8 Dec.: [Cohn], Ruby, 1922- , Sacramento, Cal. To Joe [Chaikin], New York City.
    Plans to include Adrienne Kennedy and Jean-Claude van Itallie in her book; hopes to see Samuel Beckett in Paris. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 23 cm.
  52. 1980, 9 Dec.: Beckett, Sam, 1906- , Paris. To Joseph Chaikin, New York City.
    Expresses a kinship; hopes the work is going well. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 8 cm.
  53. 1980, 22 Dec.: Hendrix, Erlene, Norfolk. To Mr. [Joseph] Chaikin, New York City.
    Heard from Christopher Innes; has been asked to write on the Open Theater for a new book; asks for notification of his performance. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  54. 1980, 28 Dec.: Beckett, Sam, 1906- , Paris. To Joseph Chaikin, New York City.
    Sends wishes for his performance. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 10.5 cm.
  55. [1980, Dec.]: [Church], Norris, Brooklyn. To Joe [Chaikin], New York City.
    Sends him the diet Norman Mailer lost weight on. Autograph Note Signed. 1 p., 12.5 cm.
    Accompanied by 2 p. of diet in her hand.
  56. [1980]: [Chaikin], J[oseph], 1935- . To Roberta [Sklar].
    Disagrees with her version of her role in the Open Theater, disclaiming she co-directed "The Serpent" and "Terminal"; agrees company was patriarchal; is angry at her recent statements; will see "Electra Speaks." Typed Letter Signed (copy). 2 p., 35.5 cm.
  57. 1981, 8 Jan.: Chaikin, Joseph, 1935- , New York City. To Erlene Hendrix, Norfolk.
    Gives a schedule of his performances. Typed Letter Signed (copy). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
    Accompanied by Chaikin's holograph draft.
  58. [1981, 14 Jan.]: [Chaikin], J[oseph], 1935- . To Shirley [Clarke].
    Gives her notes on footage of Savage Love. Autograph Letter Signed (draft). 5 p., 33.5 cm.
    Accompanied by copy of secretary's typed letter.
  59. 1981, 19 Jan.: Yockel, Jane M., New York City. To Diane Root, New York City.
    Arranges for royalty payments for "Texts for Nothing." Typed Letter Signed (copy). 1 p., 35.6 cm.
    Root's typed signed reply at foot of letter.
  60. 1981, 29 Jan.: Beckett, Sam, 1906- . To Joseph Chaikin, New York City.
    Gives him carte blanche to use Texts and the end of How it is . Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 8 cm.
  61. 1981, 2 Feb: [Davis], Lynn, New York City. To Joe [Chaikin], New York City.
    Sends Bantam contract (for "Tongues" and "Savage/Love" in Sam Shepard's Seven Plays). Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by xerox of Heather Grant Florence's 23 January 1981 letter of agreement to Chaikin.
  62. 1981, 10 Feb.: Beckett, Sam, 1906- , Paris. To Joseph Chaikin, New York City.
    Thanks him for telegram; prefers Texts. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p. , 8 cm.
  63. 1981, 10 Feb.: Chaikin, Joseph, 1935- , New York City. To Liviu Ciulei, Minneapolis.
    Reflects on plays by Nelly Sachs and Thomas Bernhard but doesn't feel right about directing either. Typed Letter Signed (copy). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
    Accompanied by Chaikin's holograph draft.
  64. 1981, 13 Feb.: [Berman], Lois. To Jane [Yockel].
    Comments on spelling of Joe Chaikin's name for copyright. Typed Note Signed. 1 p., 14.5 cm.
    Accompanied by xerox of letter from Copyright Office dated Feb. 3, 1981.
  65. 1981, 16 Feb.: Beckett, Samuel, 1906-
    Texts for Nothing. Typed Play (copy). 31 p., 28 cm.
    "Adapted for stage by: Joseph Chaikin and Steven Kent" (Version C ...)
  66. 1981, 20 Feb.: Robinson, Meghan. To Jane [Yockel].
    Is anxious to work with Joseph Chaikin. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.7 cm.
    Accompanied by photograph and resume.
  67. 1981, 9 Mar.: Chaikin, Joseph, 1925- , New York City. To Meghan Robinson, New York City.
    Notifies her that his workshop is full. Typed Letter Signed (copy). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
    Accompanied by Chaikin's holograph draft.
  68. 1981, 14 Mar.: Chaikin, Joseph, 1935- , New York City. To MacDowell Colony Inc., New York City.
    Calls Spalding Gray "a valuable writer and performer in this time." Typed Letter Signed (copy). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
    Accompanied by Chaikin's holograph draft.
  69. 1981, 17 Mar.: Beckett, Sam, 1906- . To Joseph Chaikin.
    Is moved by his efforts. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 10.5 cm.
  70. 1981, 19 Mar.: Blanchard, Shirley, New York City. To Mr. [Joseph] Chaikin, New York City.
    Informs him that Spalding Gray has given his name as a reference on his application to the MacDowell Colony; asks for evaluation. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  71. [1981], 28 Mar.: [Beckett], Sam, 1906- . To Joe Chaikin.
    Thanks him for sending reviews. Autograph Letter Signed. (Accompanied by photocopy of same note.) 1 p., 8.2 cm.
  72. 1981, 4 April: [Beckett], Sam, 1906- , Paris. To Joe Chaikin, New York City.
    Thanks him for letter; heard about his performance from a friend; will always be glad to hear from him. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 8 cm.
  73. 1981, 10 April: [Malina], Judith, 1926- , Milan. To Joe [Chaikin], New York City.
    Responds to his printed comments about her; calls herself "a dedicated walking-talking-acting school"; refutes another of his interviews; feels the Living Theatre works from environment; recalls their experiences together; wants to come to New York. Autograph Letter Signed. 6 p., 27.7 cm.
  74. [1981, 15 April]: [Chaikin], J[oseph], 1935- . To Adreinne [Kennedy].
    Advises her that eight lines of hers are in Tourists and Refugees No. 2 . Autograph Letter Signed (draft). 1 p., 33 cm.
    Accompanied by copy of secretary's typed letter.
  75. 1981, April: The Winter Project.
    Tourists and Refugees no. 2. Typed/Autograph Manuscript. 38 p., 28 cm.
  76. 1981, 1 May: [Berman], Lois, New York City. To Jane [Yockel], New York City.
    Asks about European royalties; notifies her that Sam Shepard has not agreed to the contract to film "Tongues" and "Savage/Love." Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 25.5 cm.
  77. 1981, 12 May: [Alper], Jonathan, New York City. To Joe [Chaikin].
    Sends script of Paradise Lost which Nancy Meckler will direct. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 21.5 cm.
  78. [1981, 18 May]: [Chaikin], J[oseph], 1935- , [New York City]. To Lynn [Meadow], [New York City].
    Read script but doesn't feel he is right actor for it. Autograph Letter Signed (draft). 1 p., 33.4 cm.
    Accompanied by copy of secretary's typed letter.
  79. [1981, 17 June]: [Beckett], Sam, 1906- , Paris. To [Joseph] Chaikin, London.
    "Tecum." Telegram. 1 p., 18.4 cm.
  80. 1981, 18 June: [Beckett], Sam, 1906- , Paris. To Joseph Chaikin, London.
    Is unable to see him on this trip. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 8 cm.
  81. 1981, 5 July: Chioles, John, Athens. To Joe [Chaikin], New York City.
    Offers himself as dramaturg for "Antigone"; met him with Harvey Perr. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 21.6 cm.
  82. 1981, 10 July: Chaikin, Joseph, 1935- , New York City. To Steven Berkoff, London.
    Regrets not having seen him perform; declines appearing in his adaptation of The Trial. Typed Letter Signed (copy). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  83. 1981, 11 July: [Bush], Steven, Petersborough, Ontario, Canada. To Joseph [Chaikin], New York City.
    Has been working with Allen Booth on the piece; hopes he'll see it. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 25.2 cm.
  84. [1981, July]: [Chaikin], J[oseph], 1935- . To Steven Bush.
    Is busy with exhilarating work but "everything is a struggle." Autograph Letter Signed (draft). 1 p., 18.6 cm.
  85. [1981, 15 Aug.]: [Chaikin], Joe, 1935- , New York City. To George [Ashley], New York City.
    Asks him to send copies of his British press notices; is leaving fro California. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 33.6 cm.
    Accompanied by list of 13 names and addresses in Chaikin's hand and a xerox of Performing Art services mailing labels.
  86. 1981, 26 Aug.: Horowitz, D[anny], Tel Aviv. To Mr. [Joseph] Chaikin, New York City.
    Enjoyed meeting him; pleased that he will take part in the 1st International Conference and Festival of Jewish Theatre; will contact him about Oded Kotler's group. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.7 cm.
  87. 1981, 28 Aug.: [Berman, Lois], New York City. To Jane [Yockel], New York City.
    Requests specific information about Sam Shepard's share of European royalties fro "Tongues" and "Savage/Love." Typed Letter (copy). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
    Accompanied by Typed Note dated Sept. 25, 1981.
  88. 1981, 10 Sept.: [Cohn], Ruby, 1922- , Paris. To Joe [Chaikin], New York City.
    Discussed him with Samuel Beckett. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 18.2 cm.
  89. 1981, 23 Sept.: [Kotler], Oded, Tel Aviv. To Joe [Chaikin], New York City.
    Agrees to his plan for a Jewish-Arab collaboration but must get funding; asks him to perform. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.7 cm.
    Accompanied by envelope with precis of Chaikin's response.
  90. 1981, Sept.: [Beckett], Sam, 1906- , Paris. To Joe Chaikin.
    Asks forgiveness for not writing; will be with him in spirit on his opening. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 8 cm.
  91. 1981, 8 Oct.: Hulton, Peter, Totnes, Devon, England. To Joe Chaikin, Paris.
    Recalls their meeting; seeks an interview for his Theatre Papers Series. Typed Letter Signed, 1 p., 29.6 cm.
  92. 1981, 6 Nov.: [Shepard], Sam, 1943- , Mill Valley, Cal. To Joe [Chaikin], New York City.
    Has been traveling; describes dream; has discovered the poetry of Cesar Vallejo; discusses his writing and their collaboration; finds film warmer than video. Autograph Letter Signed. 5 p., 17.1 cm.
  93. 1981, 6 Nov.: Shepard, Sam, 1943- . To Mr. Wheeler.
    Commits to collaborating with with Joe Chaikin at Harvard; opposes videotaping but suggests Robert Frank to film project; asks him to contact his agent. Autograph Letter Signed (copy). 1 p., 28 cm.
  94. 1981, 20 Nov.: [Ciulei], Liviu, Minneapolis. To Joe [Chaikin], New York City.
    Discusses plans for a project. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.8 cm.
  95. 1981, 20 Nov.: [Yockel], Jane, New York City. To Lois [Berman], New York City.
    Encloses check for European royalty payments on "Tongues"; advises her that Artservices has moved. Typed Letter Signed (copy). 1 p., 28 cm.
  96. 1981, 29 Nov.: [Kotler], Oded, Tel Aviv. To Joe [Chaikin].
    Advises him that Joseph Papp will pay his travel to Israel; inquires about dates. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 32.7 cm.
  97. 1981, 11 Dec.: [Beckett], Sam, 1906- , Paris. To Joe [Chaikin], New York City.
    Thanks him for tape; has no way of hearing it at home. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 8 cm.
  98. 1981, 15 Dec.: [Chaikin, Joseph], 1935-
    Antigone. Typed Play. 55 [i.e. 58 p., 27.7 cm.
    "Version A" of the New York Shakespeare Festival script with Chaikin's holograph revisions.
  99. 1981, 17 Dec.: [Chaikin, Joseph], 1935-
    Antigone. Typed Play. 48 [i.e. 50] p., 27.8 cm.
    "Working Script" from the New York Shakespeare Festival with Chaikin's holograph revisions.
  100. [1981, 21 Dec.]: Chaikin, Joseph, 1935- , New York City. To Sherrill Milnes.
    Reminds him of their meeting at Drake University; continues to enjoy his singing; asks for information about Leonard Warren. Typed Letter (draft). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
    Accompanied by copy of secretarial letter.
  101. 1981, 22 Dec.: [Beckett], Sam, 1906- , Paris. To Joe [Chaikin], New York City.
    Thanks him for photographs form Endgame and Texts; hopes to see him in October. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 10.5 cm.
  102. 1981, 24 Dec.: [Chaikin], Joe, 1935- , and Mira [Rafalowicz], New York City. To Oded [Kotler], Tel Aviv.
    Sets dates and conditions of work in Israel next year. Typed Letter Signed (copy). 1 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by draft.

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