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Box 7: April 1973-1974

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  1. 1973, 2 Apr.: [Pury-Thompson], Mar[ianne de], 1935-. To John [Stoltenberg].
    Asks about Holland Festival and determination about performing Terminal. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 29.7 cm.
  2. 1973, 9 Apr.: [Pury-Thompson], Marianne [de], 1935-; Geneva. To John [Stoltenberg], New York City.
    Requests he cable decision on Holland Festival hasn't heard from Berlin. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 29.7 cm.
  3. 1973, 9 Apr.: [Stoltenberg, John]. To Marianne [de Pury-Thompson]; Geneva.
    Explains Terminal will be done only in London; provides room list; seeks detailed contracts. Typed Letter (carbon). 2 p., 27.8 cm.
  4. 1973, 11 Apr.: [Pury-Thompson], Marianne [de], 1935-; Geneva. To John [Stoltenberg]; New York City.
    Discusses Holland commission; hotel bookings and other details. Typed Letter Signed. 2 p., 29.7 cm.
  5. 1973, 16 Apr.: [Pury-Thompson], Marianne [de], 1935-; Geneva. To The Open Theater; New York City.
    Notifies them of the impossibility of Reykjavik. Telegram. 1 p., 14 cm.
  6. 1973, 17 Apr.: [Stoltenberg], John; New York City. To Marianne [de Pury-] Thompson]; Geneva.
    Informs her Iceland appearance cancelled, tour to begin in Zurich. Telegram (carbon). 1 p., 17.8 cm.
  7. 1973, 17 Apr.: [Stoltenberg, John]. To Marianne [de Pury-Thompson]; Geneva.
    Reports playing Iceland "didn't make sense"; figures her commission; inquires about flying over equipment; will perform new piece at Kent State; asks about translating texts for tour. Typed Letter (carbon). 2 p., 27.8 cm.
  8. 1973, 17 Apr.: Stoltenberg, John. To Olwyn Hughes; London.
    Seeks permission to use seven lines of Ted Hughes' "Crow's Account of the Battle" in performances of untitled piece. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  9. 1973, 17 Apr.: Stoltenberg, John. To Gerald Summer; New York City.
    Asks permission to use six lines from Wallace Stevens' "On the Road Home" in performances of untitled piece. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 27.8 cm.
  10. 1973, 18 Apr.: Mohan, Roberta Newcomer.
    Interview with Tina Shepard of The Open Theater. Typed Manuscript (copy). 32 p., 27.9 cm.
    Transcript of taped interview (Spec Coll Reel-7 6), used as research for Kent State thesis.
  11. 1973, 19 Apr.: [Pury-Thompson], Marianne [de], 1935-. To John [Stoltenberg].
    Encloses Holland Festival contracts; working on Zurich hostels; requests he mail materials. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 29.7 cm.
  12. [1973], 20 Apr.: [Gildzen], Alex, 1943-; Kent, Ohio. To John [Stoltenberg]; [New York City.
    Has heard "only good things" about the company's Kent State appearance; reiterates Charles Walker's offer to design an Open Theater poster. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
  13. 1973, 21 Apr.: [Pury-Thompson], Marianne [de], 1935-. To John [Stoltenberg].
    Mentions the possibility of booking the Open Theater into Berlin; suggests how to pay her; emphasizes Supervision of sets; describes job at Theatre de Carouge. Typed Letter Signed. 2 p., 29.7 cm.
  14. 1973, 23 Apr.: Finger, Diane; New York City.
    Grants permission to quote Wallace Stevens poem. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 21.6 cm.
  15. 1973, 25 Apr.: [Stoltenberg], John; New York City. To Alex [Gildzen]; Kent, Ohio.
    Notifies him it's too late for a poster for London but perhaps for fall tour; thanks him for party. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 27.8 cm.
  16. [1973, Apr.?]: [Pury-Thompson], Marianne [de], 1935-; Geneva. To The Open Theater; New York City.
    Advises of change of performance dates for Holland. Telegram. 1 p., 20.6 cm.
  17. [1973, Mar.-Apr.]: [Open Theater]
    [Reservation book]. Autograph Document. 51 l., 26.6 cm.
  18. [1973, 1] May: [Gildzen], Alex, 1943-; Kent, Ohio. To John [Stoltenberg]; [New York City].
    Suggests he send material on farewell tour to Charles [Walker] for poster design. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
  19. 1973, 10 May: [Pury-Thompson], Marianne [de], 1935-. To John [Stoltenberg].
    Gives hotel information; asks company to decide on southern trips. Typed Letter Signed. 2 p., 29.7 cm.
  20. 1973, 11 May: Roggensack, David; New York City. To John [Stoltenberg].
    Upset at not being able to work with Open Theater in the fall; asks to be considered as company's press representative. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  21. 1973, 11 May: [Stoltenberg, John]. To Marianne [de Pury-Thompson].
    Expresses concern at not hearing from Zurich contact; gives room list; wants to discuss how best to pay her; reports making cover of Plays and Players. Typed Letter (carbon). 2 p., 28 cm.
  22. 1973, 11 May: Stoltenberg, John. To Zimmerman; Munich.
    Presents European tour schedule and terms for possible engagement. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  23. 1973, 12 May: Stoltenberg, John. To Mr. [Hughes] van Itallie, Brussels.
    Thanks him for $1,000 gift; sends itinerary for European tour. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  24. 1973, 15 May: [Stoltenberg], John; New York City. To Joe Chaikin; Amsterdam.
    Gives name of hotel in Zurich. Telegram (carbon). 1 p., 17.7 cm.
    Accompanied by carbon of same telegram to Tina Shepard in London.
  25. 1973, 16 May: [Stoltenberg, John]. To Meg [Terry]; New York City.
    Encloses royalty check for "Nightwalk." Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  26. 1973, 18 May: Stoltenberg, John. To Kevin [O'Connor] and Steve [Evans].
    Confirms extension of St. Clements run. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  27. 1973, 26 May: [Stoltenberg], John. To Roberta [Sklar].
    Writes on a train to Nice; likes "Taking off from life of the company"; notifies her of company decision that she be paid $10 per contracted performance of "Terminal" and "Mutation Show." Autograph Letter Signed (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
  28. [1973, May?]: [Chaikin], Joe, 1935-. To John [Stoltenberg].
    Asks him to work on "statement"; requests tour itinerary be sent. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  29. [1973, May]: [Chaikin], Joe, 1935-; Amsterdam. To John Stoltenberg; New York City.
    Notifies him Chaikin will meet him at the airport. Telegram. 1 p., 21.4 cm.
  30. [1973, May?]: [Chaikin], Joe. To John [Stoltenberg].
    Reports changing his mind; agrees to television Interview in London. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 20.3 cm.
  31. [1973, May]: [Pury-Thompson], Marianne [de], 1935-; Geneva. To Open Theater; New York City.
    Informs them Christoph Vitali will meet them at the airport. Telegram 1 p., 22.9 cm.
  32. [1973, May]: Zimmermann; Munich. To The Open Theater.
    Inquires about new program. Telegram. 1 p., 18.3 cm.
  33. 1973, 1 July: [Stoltenberg], John. To Pat [Berman].
    Gives instruction on work to be done while he's away. Autograph Letter Signed. 5 p., 25.3 cm.
  34. 1973, 3 Aug.: [Stoltenberg], John. To Roberta [Sklar]; New York City.
    Lists performances of "Mutation Show" and "Terminal"; encloses royalty check. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
  35. 1973, 3 Aug.: [Stoltenberg, John]. To Meg [Terry]; New York City.
    Informs her he has just returned form Amsterdam; lists performances of "Nightwalk" sends royalty check. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  36. [1973], 9 Aug.: [Gildzen], Alex, 1943-; [Kent, Ohio]. To John [Stoltenberg]; [New York City].
    Encloses 1969 European clippings; requests he save other clippings for the collections. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
  37. 1973, 14 Aug.: [Gildzen], Alex, 1943-; Kent, Ohio. To John [Stoltenberg]; New York City.
    Reports John Caughie is researching in the Open Theater archives; inquires about poster and bookings for final tour. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  38. 1973, 28 Aug.: [Stoltenberg, John]. To Arden [Fingerhut].
    Sends payment for work she did last spring. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
  39. 1973, 28 Aug.: Stoltenberg, John. To May [Frank]; Lakehill, N.Y.
    Sends graphic design and check; will keep drawing for her. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
  40. 1973, 30 Aug.: Stoltenberg, John. To Merril [Brockway]; New York City.
    Reports company interest in taping Nightwalk or The Mutation Show for "Camera 3"; gives performance schedule. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
  41. 1973, Aug.: Chaikin, Joseph, 1935-
    About the end of the Open Theater. Typed Manuscript Signed. 2 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by three drafts and a copy of the published version.
  42. [1973, Sept.?]: [Stoltenberg, John]. To Pat [Berman].
    Lists performance places and deposits due. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
  43. 1973, Fall: [Stoltenberg, John]
    Itinerary of final tour of the Open Theater. Typed Manuscript (copy). 9 p., 27.9 cm.
    Accompanied by printed copy of tour's performing schedule.
  44. 1973, 1 Dec.: ProVisional Theatre; Los Angeles. To The Open Theatre; Santa Barbara.
    Invites members to visit; thanks them. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
    Signed by 11 members of the company.
  45. [1973, 10 Dec.]: [Lanzet], Leigh; Twin Lakes, Ohio. To Alex [Gildzen] & Charles [Walker]; Twin Lakes, Ohio.
    Thanks them for their hospitality. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
    Includes note from Michael [Bartuccio]. They were in route from Santa Barbara to New York City and dropped Open Theater costumes and props at Kent State University.
  46. 1973, 18 Dec.: [Amstrong], Peg; Santa Barbara. To John [Stoltenberg]; New York City.
    Calls Open Theater's final performance "a night to remember," encloses review. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by xerox of Bob Barber's News-Press review.
  47. 1973, 19 Dec.: [Stoltenberg, John]. To Roberta [Sklar]; New York City.
    Sends royalty check with list of performances. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
  48. 1973, 19 Dec.: [Stoltenberg, John]. To Meg [Terry]; New York City.
    Lists performances for "Nightwalk" between September and December. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  49. [1973]: [Malpede], Karen. To Paul [Zimet].
    Asks him to let Tina Shepard read her essay. Typed Note Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by a copy of Malpede's draft for "Introduction: Three Works by the Open Theater" and two pages of holograph notes.
  50. [1973]: Open Theater.
    [History]. Typed Manuscript. 8 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by tow drafts and a copy of the published version.
  51. [1973]: Open Theater.
    Joseph Chaikin. Typed Manuscript. 2 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by two carbons of the biographical statement.
  52. [1973]: [Zimet, Paul]
    Book on Making of Nightwalk. Autograph Manuscript. 139 l., 18.4 cm.
    Accompanied by 2 pages of notes, dated Sept. 3, [1973].
  53. [1972-73]: Open Theater.
    Nightwalk. Typed Manuscript. 97 p., 28 cm.
    Includes contributions by Sam Shepard, Megan Terry and Jean-Claude van Itallie; and texts by Ted Hughes and Wallace Stevens.
  54. [1972-73]: [Shepard, Tina], 1941-
    [Nightwalk notebook]. Autograph Manuscript. 45 l., 25.5 cm.
    Accompanied by miscellaneous notes on envelopes, toilet paper and other scraps.
  55. 1974, 20 Apr.: Malpede, Karen.
    Notes for "Anarchist Esthetics" #4. Typed Manuscript (copy). 8 p., 28.1 cm.
  56. [1974], 30 Aug.: [Stoltenberg], John; New York City. To Alex [Gildzen]; Kent, Ohio.
    Feels humiliated by current production of his play; is revising it. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  57. 1974, 17 Sept.: Blumenthal, Eileen.
    Interview w. Joe Chaikin & Bob Montgomery. Typed Manuscript (carbon). 29 p., 27.9 cm.
    Transcript of taped interview used as research for author's dissertation (Spec Coll PN 2297.O6B5).

Box 8: Papers, 1975-October 1983

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