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Open Theater Papers


Box 1: 1963-1967

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  1. 1963, 19 Nov.: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], 1936-
    A vast parade of possibilities . . . Typed Manuscript. 1 p., 21.6 cm.
    Discusses "ways of using the theatre."
  2. [1963, Nov.]: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], 1936-
    Perfect people. Typed Play. 4 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by 3 p. of notes.
  3. [1963, Dec.]: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], 1936-
    [Notes on circles and celebration]. Typed Manuscript. 2 p., 28 cm.
  4. 1964, 8 Mar.: Feldman, Peter.
    [Notebook excerpts]. Autograph Manuscript Signed. 2 l., 27.9 cm.
    Workshop notes.
  5. [1964, Mar.]: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], 1936-
    Woman murdered. Typed Manuscript. 1 p., 28 cm.
    Outline for play that became "Murdered Woman."
  6. 1964, 7 Apr.: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], 1936-
    Notes to Joe. Typed Manuscript. 1 p., 27.8 cm.
    Comment on "Contest" and "The Murdered Woman,"
    Accompanied by typed page of part of the notes.
  7. 1964, 14 Apr.: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, 1926-
    "Picnic in Spring" notes. Typed Manuscript. 1 l., 28 cm.
    Holograph notes and doodles on verso.
  8. [1964, Apr.]: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], 1936-
    The Contest. Typed Manuscript. 1 l., 28 cm.
    Holograph notes and doodles on verso.
  9. 1964, 26 Aug.: [Gilman, Richard].
    Talk with Dick Gilman. Typed Manuscript. 1 p., 18.5 cm.
    Brief notes of discussion on exercises and scripts.
  10. 1964, 21 Dec.: Sullivan, J. Roy. To Joe [Chaikin].
    Relates Ian Hugo's suggestion for "The Airplane" and expands it. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 28 cm.
  11. [1964?]: Open Theater
    Notes for the program. Typed Manuscript. 1 p., 27.8 cm.
    Notes on Warmup, The Hunter and the Bird, Odets and Now for the dream.
  12. [1965, Feb.]: [Brecht, Bertold], 1898-1956.
    [The Clown Play]. Typed Play (xerox). 5 p., 28 cm.
    Xerox of Marcia Jean Kurtz's copy.
  13. 1965, 15 May: [Open Theater]; New York City. To Sharon Thie; New York City.
    Announces the company's "Spring Party." Printed Postcard. 1 p., 8.7 cm.
  14. [1965?]: [Feldman, Peter]
    Emil Poggi notes. Autograph Manuscript. 5 l., 27.9 cm.
    Quotations from Columbia dissertation, The American Theater: An Economic Study, 1870-1931.
  15. [1965]: Fornes, Maria Irene, 1931-
    The Successful life of 3: a skirt for vanderville. Typed Play (copy). 30 [i.e. 34] p., 27.9 cm.
    Cues and revisions written in.
  16. [ca. 1965]: Steiner, Stan.
    Prospectus for a center of the theatre of commitment. Typed Manuscript (copy). 17 p., 28 cm.
  17. [1965]: van, Itallie, Jean-Claude, 1936-
    Dream. Typed Play (copy). 20 [i.e. 26] p., 27.9 cm.
    Rehearsal dates, revisions and notes written in.
  18. 1966, 18 July: Sharon, Muriel; New York City. To Joe [Chaikin].
    Sends her notes on early exercises. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by Sharon's Notes from Open Theater. Typed Manuscript (carbon). 3 p., 27.9 cm.
  19. [1966?]: Prada, Cecilia.
    Central Park bench number 33, Flight 207: a morality play in 10 scenes and epilogue. Typed Play (copy). 38 [i.e. 42] p., 35.4 cm.
    Handwritten corrections; 2 page insert.
  20. [ca. 1966]: Feldman, Peter. To Joe [Chaikin].
    Lists expectations of the company. Typed Letter Signed (xerox). 2 p., 28 cm.
  21. 1967, 1 Aug.: Open Theater.
    Membership Roll Book. Autograph Manuscript. 8 l., 25 cm.
    In cardboard-bound composition notebook.
  22. 1967, 12 Sept.: Worley, Lee. To Members, The Open Theatre, Inc.
    Announces Joe Chaikin has called a "Special Meeting" for Sept. 25 to be followed by a workshop. Printed Card. 1 p., 8.5 cm.
    Accompanied by proof copy.
  23. 1967, 12-21 Sept.: Feldman, Peter.
    Notes. Autograph Manuscript Signed. 7 l., 27.9 cm.
    Discusses beginnings of Open Theater, early plays, "Viet Rock" and "America Hurrah."
    According to William Coco, these are notes by Robert Pasolli of an interview with Feldman for his book.
  24. 1967, 22 Sept.: Jecko, Timothy; Washington, D.C. To Mr. [Joseph] Chaikin; New York City.
    Describes himself as an Open Theater admirer and Megan Terry's student assistant at Yale; asks about possibilities of company performing at the Smithsonian. Typed Letter Signed. 2 p., 26.6 cm.
  25. [1967, 5 Dec.]: [Open Theater].
    Arrest information. Autograph Manuscript. 1 p., 17.4 cm.
    Names six members arrested and lawyer; gives instructions.
  26. 1967, 8 Dec.: [Pury-Thomspon], Marianne [de], 1935- To Dick [Snyder].
    Offers to help on European tour. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
    Accompanied by xerox of her Dec. 6, 1967 letter to Joe [Chaikin].
  27. [1967, 22 Dec.]: Marowitz, Charles; London. To Richard Snyder; New York City.
    Lists theaters to contact; requests copy of Brecht's Clown Play; suggests possibility of using his own theater. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 24.5 cm.
  28. [1967]: [Glickfeld, Kenneth], 1944-
    Notebook. Autograph Manuscript. 58 l., 25.5 cm.
    Workshop notes about the creation of "The Serpent."
  29. [1967]: Gottlieb, Saul.
    America Hurrah: The Open Theatre emerges. Typed Manuscript (xerox). 39 p., 27.9 cm.
  30. [1967]:
    The Open Theatre Address List. Typed Manuscript (carbon). 3 p., 27.8 cm.
    Brief annotations by Kenneth Glickfeld.
  31. [1967]: Pomeroy, Susan.
    The Open Theater: Exercises and improvisations. Typed Manuscript (xerox). 6 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by two other copies.
  32. [1967?]: [van Itallie, Jean-Claude], 1936-
    The great curse of God on the serpent and the earth and Eve and Adam and their children. Typed Play (copy). 4 p., 21.6 cm.
  33. 1966-67: [Open Theater].
    Dues. Autograph Manuscript. 3 p., 25.5 cm.

Box 2: Papers, 1968

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