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Box 2: 1968

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  1. 1968, 2 Jan.: Marowitz, Charles; London. To Richard Snyder.
    Describes his theater; asks dates of Open Theater visit. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 25.3 cm.
  2. 1968, 21 Jan.: Snyder, Richard. To Charles Marowitz.
    Asks about his offer; gives tentative tour dates; describes "The Serpent" and other possible productions. Typed Letter Signed (carbon). 1 p., 27.8 cm.
  3. 1968, 24 Jan.: van Itallie, Jean-Claude, 1936-; New York City. To Friends.
    Must raise $10,000 to go to Europe; announce benefit performances to solicit funds. Typed Letter. 2 p., 27.8 cm.
    Accompanied by printed copy of letter. Also signed by Joseph Chaikin and Richard Snyder.
  4. 1968, 6 Feb.: [Pury-Thompson], Marianne [de], 1935- To Richard Snyder.
    Seeks information before she schedules press conference. Typed Letter Signed. 2 p., 28 cm.
  5. 1968, 13 Feb.: Jecko, Tim; Washington, D.C. To Dick [Snyder]; New York City.
    Must see The Serpent to be able to plan a performance at the Smithsonian; requests script. Typed Letter Signed. 2 p., 26.5 cm.
  6. 1968, 17 Feb.: Snyder, Richard. To Tim [Jecko].
    Sees no print in discussing Open Theater performance at the Smithsonian until there is a space. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  7. [1968, Feb.]: Malpede, Karen.
    "An Informal Evening" review. Typed Manuscript. 4 p., 27.9 cm.
    Accompanied by two xeroxes.
  8. 1968, 5 Mar.: Jecko, Tim; Washington, D.C. To Dick [Snyder]; New York City.
    Must table Open Theater spring performance at the Smithsonian because space will not be available. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 26.6 cm.
  9. 1968, 16 Mar.: Snyder, Richard. To Mr. [Jerzy] Grotowski; Wroclaw, Poland.
    Expresses hope of Open Theater members to see his group perform while they tour Europe; requests performance schedule. Typed Letter Signed (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
  10. 1968, 26 Mar.: Wardle, Irving; London. To Mr. [Richard] Snyder; New York City.
    Has been unable to find Open Theater material; thanks him for help; inquires about Italian tour. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 25.2 cm.
  11. 1968, 2 Apr.: [Snyder, Richard].
    Press release for French Line. Typed Manuscript (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by printed copy of similar release.
  12. 1968, 3 Apr.: Jacquot, Jean; Paris. To Mr. [Richard] Snyder; New York City.
    Understands there are "all sorts of obstacles" to a cooperation; will write to Jean-Claude van Itallie; asks for itinerary of European tour. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 26.9 cm.
  13. 1968, Apr.: Chaikin, Joseph, 1935- To Mr. ______.
    Outlines plans and budget for next season; asks statement be considered a grant application. Typed Letter. 1 p., 28 cm.
    Draft for a letter.
  14. 1968, Apr.: Gaisner, Rhea.
    Notes. Autograph Manuscript Signed. 12 p., 31.8 cm.
    Includes 'Boat Schedule," workshop notes concerning "The Serpent" and European itinerary.
  15. 1968, [Apr.]: Open Theater.
    Europe 1968. Proof sheets. 15 p., 34.8 cm.
    Accompanying the corrected proof sheets for the company's tour booklet are 5 carbons of Jean-Claude van Itallie's contribution and a copy of the completed publication.
  16. [1968, Apr.]: [Worley, Lee], 1941-
    Notes on The Serpent. Autograph Manuscript. 4 l., 27.8 cm.
  17. 1968, 3 May:
    [Order of scenes for Rome performance of "The Serpent."] Autograph Manuscript. 3 p., 31.3 cm.
  18. 1968, 9 May: Weiss, Jerome; Utica, N.Y. To Joe [Chaikin]; New York City.
    Reminds him they worked together on The Girl on the Via Flaminia; asks if he could present a program at Utica College. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
  19. 1968, 12 May: Sottsass, Ettore.
    JOE CHAIKIN with Ettore Sottsass and Fernanda Pivano. Typed Manuscript (carbon). 27 p., 29.6 cm.
    Transcript of interview taped in Venice.
  20. 1968, 16 June: Jacquot, Jean; Geneve. To Mr. [Richard] Snyder.
    Encloses agreement [between Open Theater and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique for purchase of materials]. Autograph Letter Signed. 3 p., 27.9 cm.
  21. 1968, 18 June: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude, 1936-; Zurich. To Janet [Roberts].
    Offers guidelines in dealing with Jean Jacquot's request for a script and tape recording of The Serpent; inquires about performing Interview in London; describes London arrangements. Autograph Letter Signed (copy). 5 p., 25.7 cm.
  22. 1968, 25 June: Snyder, Richard. To Mr. [Jean] Jacquot.
    Informs him Jean-Claude van Itallie has put matter into his agent's hands; offers him a copy of Kenneth Glickfeld's log. Autograph Letter Signed (carbon). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  23. 1968, 27 June: [Feldman], Peter. To Dick [Snyder].
    Discusses paying utilities on the loft. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  24. [1968, 28 June]: Rosenberg, Stanley; New York City. To Dick [Snyder]; Milan, Italy.
    Reports cancelation of tour; will attend Grotowski seminar with Andy Robinson; discusses division of utility bills for the loft. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 30.5 cm.
  25. 1968, 1 July: Jacquot, Jean; Paris. To Mr. [Richard] Snyder.
    Reports leaving from Jean-Claude van Itallie's agent; would still like a copy of Kenneth Glickfeld's log. Typed Letter Signed (carbon). 1 p., 26.9 cm.
    On verso Autograph Letter Signed (carbon) from Snyder to Jacquot dated Aug. 12, 1968.
  26. 1968, 3 July: [Snyder], Dick. To Stanley [Rosenberg].
    Reports "plenty of good & bad" on Open Theater tour; clarifies paying of utility bills for the loft. Autograph Letter Signed (carbon). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  27. 1968, 13 July: [Snyder], Dick; Copenhagen. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    May return home early to handle grant monies; Spoleto response good; asks if The Serpent will be done off-Broadway. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 27.8 cm.
  28. 1968, 23 July: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude, 1936-; Pittsfield, Mass. To [Richard] Snyder; Copenhagen.
    Gives permission for radio broadcast. Telegram. 1 p., 14.4 cm.
  29. [1968, 26 July]: [Snyder], Dick; Copenhagen. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]; Charlemont, Mass.
    Reports Joe [Chaikin] is being "checked" by a doctor in London; Lee [Worley] has begun to chair meetings; doesn't think Open Theater should produce off-Broadway production of The Serpent; Joe wants to work with Antonioni. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 27.8 cm.
  30. [1968, 29 July]: [Snyder], Dick; Copenhagen. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie], Charlemont, Mass.
    Informs him of Open Theater reservations for Grotowski performances. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.8 cm.
  31. 1968, 30 July: [Chaikin, Joseph] Joe [and van Itallie] Jean-Claude; Charlemont, Mass. To Richard Snyder; Copenhagen.
    Asks company to discuss an off-Broadway production of The Serpent. Telegram. 1 p., 16.2 cm.
  32. 1968, 31 July: [Snyder], Dick. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie].
    Notifies him of Open Theater meeting in which company was divided about an off-Broadway production of The Serpent; reports Avignon Festival cancelation of Paradise Now performances. Autograph Letter Signed. 4 p., 20.9 cm.
  33. 1968, 7 Aug.: [Snyder], Dick; Copenhagen. To Jean-Claude [van Itallie]; Charlemont, Mass.
    Discusses return for the company, his "crazy home life." Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 17.9 cm.
  34. [1968], 9 Aug.: [Feldman], Peter. To Dick [Snyder].
    Explains mix-up about electricity bill; asks about college tour. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 10.1 cm.
  35. 1968, 12 Aug.:
    The Open Theater Incommunicado. No. 1. Typed Document (xerox). 1 p., 29.6 cm.
    Satirical newsletter.
  36. [1968, Aug.?]: [Feldman], Peter. To Dick [Snyder].
    Asks him to settle business of electricity bill with Stanley Rosenberg; did work in the loft. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  37. [1968, Aug.]: [Open Theater].
    What to do with grant money. 8 pieces. Autograph/Typed Manuscripts Signed.
    Includes responses from Jenn Ben-Yakov, Shami Chaikin, Rhea Gaisner, Ralph Lee and Paul Zimet.
  38. [1968, Aug.?]: [Zimet, Paul].
    First Serpent Masks tour. Autograph Manuscript. 25 l., 18.6 cm.
  39. 1968, 17 Sept.: Jacquot, Jean; Paris. To Mr. [Richard] Snyder.
    Continues interest in obtaining a copy of The Serpent log book and photographs; has written to Jean-Claude van Itallie's agent. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 26.9 cm.
  40. 1968, 26 Sept.: Snyder, Richard. To Mr. [Jean] Jacquot.
    Agrees to arrangement; suggests he contact photographer directly. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 25 cm.
  41. 1968, 30 Sept.: Jacquot, Jean; Paris. To Mr. [Richard] Snyder; New York City.
    Arranges payment for a copy of Kenneth Glickfeld's log. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 26.9 cm.
  42. 1968, 15 Oct.: [van Itallie], Jean-Claude, 1936-; New York City. To Dick [Snyder].
    Encloses check for Dutch performances of The Serpent; lists expenses due him. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  43. 1968, 28 Oct.: [Snyder, Richard]. To Mr. [Jean] Jacquot.
    Asks if he has received log. Typed Letter (copy). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  44. 1968, 31 Oct.: Jacquot, Jean; Paris. To Mr. [Richard] Snyder; New York City.
    Informs him of receipt of log. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 26.9 cm.
    Accompanied by carbon of credit voucher.
  45. [1968, Oct.]: Feldman, Peter.
    Post-Stanislavskian acting. Typed Manuscript (xerox). 9 p., 27.9 cm.
    Accompanied by earlier drafts, Sept. 1968 and April 1967.
  46. 1968, Oct.: Open Theater.
    Meeting minutes. Typed Manuscripts. 12 p., 27.9 cm.
    Minutes from meetings of Oct. 4 and Oct. 28. Accompanied by copies.
  47. [1968, 27 Nov.]: [Open Theater].
    Report on meeting. Typed Manuscript. 8 p., 28.4 cm.
    Includes discussion of conflict about future productions of The Serpent. Accompanied by a Xerox.
  48. 1968, 12 Dec.: Bunnell, Alice E.; Poughkeepsie, N.Y. To Mr. [Richard] Snyder; New York City.
    Thanks the company "for moving and successful performance" at Vassav College. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 23.4 cm.
  49. 1968, 13 Dec.: [Open Theater].
    Committee of People meeting. Typed Manuscript. 13 p., 27.9 cm.
    Accompanied by a xerox copy, a summary and other notes.
  50. 1968, 26 Dec.: Open Theater.
    Address list. Typed Document. 3 p., 27.9 cm.
  51. [1968]: [Chaikin, Joseph], 1935-
    Directors notes on The Serpent. Typed/Autograph Manuscript. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
    " ... addressed to actors and directors who might work on it."
  52. [1968?]: Chaikin, Joseph, 1935-; New York City. To Mr. Heyman; [New York City].
    Sends material about company; writes Susan Sontag and Edward Albee have volunteered letters; may contact Sharon Thile for more information. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 19.7 cm.
  53. [1968]: [Chaikin], Joe, 1935-. To Dick [Snyder].
    Received call from Michael Kustow in London proposing Open Theater performances in July. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 20.4 cm.
  54. 1968: Cooper, Patricia.
    Helping out. Typed Play (copy). 41 [i.e. 44] p., 27.9 cm.
    Bound in blue board binder.
  55. [1968]: Maloney, Peter, 1941-
    The making of "The Serpent." Typed Manuscript (copy). 8 p., 27.6 cm.
    Essay for program of European tour (Spec Coll PS3572.A45S4M3).
  56. [1968]: [Nagrin], Daniel. To Joe [Chaikin].
    Gives Austrian contact; asks about plans when he returns. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 31.7 cm.
  57. 1968: Open Theater.
    Debit & Credit. Autograph Manuscript. 1 p., 28 cm.
    List of company members with amounts of payment.
  58. [1968]: [Shepard, Tina], 1941-
    [Notes for "The Serpent"]. Autograph/Typed Manuscript. 61 l., 21.8 cm.
    Accompanied by dittoed copy of "THE SERPENT-outline" and newspaper clippings of Martin Luther King speeches.

Box 3: Papers, 1967-1968 (no dates)

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