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Guide to the Stefan Brecht Papers
1960-2000 (Bulk 1960-1980)
 MSS.355

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Collection processed by Anna Gurton-Wachter, 2013 and Laurainne Ojo- Ohikuare, 2015.

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Container List

Series IV: Performance Group "Wooster Group"

Scope and Content

This series comprises files compiled by Brecht in the course of his research for his unfinished book on the Performance Group "Wooster Group." The research documents the Performance Group under the direction of Richard Schechner as well as their evolution into The Wooster Group with works of Spalding Grey, Elizabeth LaCompte, and others. The series includes interviews with Richard Schechner and Joan MacIntosh. Research files on the Living Theater and Open Theater are included in this series; Brecht may have been making an intended connection between them. The series contains notes, newspaper clippings, original scripts, correspondence, and ephemera including posters, tickets, and invitations organized by production. Material ranges from 1960s to 2000s. Interview transcripts can be found of correlating audio material.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 20 Folder : 24 "Based on Bacchae"- Richard Schechner's files [1 of 3]
1960
Box: 20 Folder : 25 "Based on Bacchae"- Richard Schechner's files [2 of 3]
1960
Box: 20 Folder : 26 "Based on Bacchae"- Richard Schechner's files [3 of 3]
1960
Box: 21 Folder : 1 "Choices : Making an Art of Everyday Life" by Marcia Tucker
1986
Box: 21 Folder : 2 "Situations of Confrontation" at the Performing Garage
February 6-8, 1986
Box: 21 Folder : 3 Leo Robin
[undated]
Box: 21 Folder : 4 "The Road to Immortality (Part Two)- L.S.D."
1986
Box: 21 Folder : 5 "The Road to Immortality (Part Three)- The Temptation of Saint Anthony"
January, 1986
Box: 21 Folder : 6 "The Road to Immortality (Part One)- Route 1 and 9"
December 1986-January 1987
Box: 21 Folder : 7 [Brecht's notes on race and anti-semitism]
[undated]
Box: 21 Folder : 8 "Platoon"- [articles]
[1987]
Box: 21 Folder : 9 "First Law of Attraction"- Jim Strahs
January 6, 1987
Box: 21 Folder : 10 [Wooster Group Newspaper Clippings]
[undated]
Box: 21 Folder : 11 [Wooster Group Articles]
[undated]
Box: 21 Folder : 12 "Hoodwink"- Nancy Reilly [and "LSD"]
January-February, 1987
Box: 21 Folder : 13 "The Road to Immportality (Part III)- Frank Dell's St. Antony"
April 25, 1987
Box: 21 Folder : 14 "The Road to Immportality (Part III)- Frank Dell's St. Antony"- Invitation-only performance
November 28, 1988
Box: 21 Folder : 15 "Our Town"
[1988]
Box: 21 Folder : 16 Interview- Joan MacIntosh [Brecht's Notes]
June 29, 1985
Box: 21 Folder : 17 Interview- Richard Schechner [Brecht's Notes]
April 3, 1986
Box: 21 Folder : 18 Interview- Richard Schechner [Transcript]
April 3, 1986
Box: 21 Folder : 19 Interview- Joan MacIntosh [Transcript]
March 22, 1986
Box: 21 Folder : 20 Interview- Richard Schechner [Transcript]
March 12, 1986
Box: 21 Folder : 21 The "Free Southern Theatre"
1969
Box: 21 Folder : 22 The "Free Southern Theatre"- [correspondence]
1986
Box: 21 Folder : 23 The "Free Southern Theatre"- Richard Schechner and "The Prometheus Project"
[1985-1986]
Box: 21 Folder : 24 "The Prometheus Project"- Richard Schechner
December, 1985
Box: 22 Folder : 1 "The Free Southern Theater by The Free Southern Theater" edited by Thomas C. Dent, Richard Schechner, and Gilbert Moses
1969
Box: 22 Folder : 2 "Back Bog Beast Bait"- Schechner directs Sam Shepard
December 6-23, 1973
Box: 22 Folder : 3 "Cowboys No. 2"- Schechner directs Sam Shepard
1973
Box: 22 Folder : 4 "Killer's Head, Action"- Schechner directs Sam Shepard
[undated]
Box: 22 Folder : 5 "Five Plays by Sam Shepard ; Chicago, Icarus's Mother, Red Cross, Fourteen Hundred Thousand, Melodrama Play" [book published by Faber and Faber]
1967
Box: 22 Folder : 6 "The Best of Off Off-Broadway" edited by Michael Smith [book published by E.P. Dutton & co.]
1969
Box: 22 Folder : 7 "Sam Shepard: Mad Dog Blues & Other Plays" edited by Michael Feingold [book published by Winter House]
1972
Box: 22 Folder : 8 "The Unseen Hand and Other Plays" by Sam Shepard [book published by The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc.]
1972
Box: 22 Folder : 9 "La Turista : a play in two acts" by Sam Shepard with an introduction by Elizabeth Hardwick [book published by The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc. with La Turista materials from The American Palace Theater]
1968
Box: 22 Folder : 10 "Operation Sidewinder : a play in two acts" by Sam Shepard [book published by The Bobbs-Merrill Co., Inc.]
1970
Box: 23 Folder : 1 "Performance 5" vol. 1 no. 5 [includes Sam Shepard's script for "The Tooth of Crime"]
March/April, 1973
Box: 23 Folder : 2 "House/Lights"
February, 1998
Box: 23 Folder : 3 "The Emperor Jones"
February, 1993
Box: 23 Folder : 4 "North Atlantic" [William DeFoe]
[1999-2001]
Box: 23 Folder : 5 "The Hairy Ape"
[1997-2001]
Box: 23 Folder : 6 "Fish Story Part I and Part II"
[1983-1994]
Box: 23 Folder : 7 Ron Vawter [articles]
[1992-1993]
Box: 23 Folder : 8 Marianne Weems- [book proposal]
February 25, 1994
Box: 23 Folder : 9 Spalding Gray- "Morning, Noon, and Night", "Gray's Anatomy", "Monster in a Box"
[undated]
Box: 23 Folder : 10 "Brace Up!"- "Three Sisters"
January, 1991
Box: 23 Folder : 11 Annie Sprinkle
February, 1991
Box: 23 Folder : 12 Spalding Gray [articles and clippings]
[undated]
Box: 23 Folder : 13 [Articles on the Wooster Group]
1990-1992
Box: 23 Folder : 14 "Alice in Bed" [and Richard Schechner]
[1991, undated]
Box: 23 Folder : 15 Olga's "House of Shame"- [letter from Something Weird Video]
October, 1998
Box: 23 Folder : 16 Richard Schechner transcript of lecture at NYU- "Dionysus in '69 and '91"
March 19, 1991
Box: 23 Folder : 17 "First Love" [articles]
2001
Box: 23 Folder : 18 "To You, The Birdie! (Phedre)" [1 of 3]
2002
Box: 23 Folder : 19 "To You, The Birdie! (Phedre)" [typescript copyright 1993] [2 of 3]
2002
Box: 23 Folder : 20 "To You, The Birdie! (Phedre)" [3 of 3]
2002
Box: 23 Folder : 21 "To You, The Birdie! (Phedre)" [Brecht's notepad]
2002
Box: 24 Folder : 1 Performance Group [clippings and 'Other Stages' vol. 4 no. 9][1 of 8]
1975
Box: 24 Folder : 2 Performance Group [articles][2 of 8]
[1975-1981]
Box: 24 Folder : 3 Performance Group- "Three by Gray", "The Balcony", "Point Judith" [3 of 8]
[1975-1982]
Box: 24 Folder : 4 Performance Group- "Three by Gray", "The Balcony", "Point Judith" [4 of 8]
[undated]
Box: 24 Folder : 5 Performance Group- "Point Judith" [5 of 8]
January, 1980
Box: 24 Folder : 6 Performance Group- "Point Judith" and "The Last Act : A Revival" [6 of 8]
[undated]
Box: 24 Folder : 7 Performance Group- "The Last Act: A Revival" [7 of 8]
March, 1981
Box: 24 Folder : 8 Performance Group- "Request Concert" [8 of 8]
1981
Box: 24 Folder : 9 "Other Stages" vol. 3 no. 14, 1981 and "Other Stages" vol. 5 no. 12, 1983 [with clippings]
[1981-1983]
Box: 24 Folder : 10 "LSD (Part I)"
January, 1983
Box: 24 Folder : 11 "Route 1 and 9"
November 1981-Summer 1982
Box: 24 Folder : 12 "Thilm" by Lita Eliscu from EVO vol. 3 no. 52 [article]
November 29, 1968
Box: 24 Folder : 13 [Articles on "LSD" "Route 1 and 9" and "The Crucible"]
1985
Box: 24 Folder : 14 "Miss Universal Happiness"- [Richard Foreman]
May 15, 1985
Box: 24 Folder : 15 "L.S.D." and "The Crucible"- [Arthur Miller dispute] [articles]
[1983-1985]
Box: 24 Folder : 16 "North Atlantic"
January 20, 1984
Box: 24 Folder : 17 "Swimming to Cambodia" [and "The Killing Fields"]
December 1984-January 1985]
Box: 24 Folder : 18 "Sex and Death to the Age of 14"- [Spalding Gray]
April 20-May 26, 1979
Box: 24 Folder : 19 "The Wooster Group: A Brief History"- Press Release
June, 1985
Box: 24 Folder : 20 "Rumstick Road"- Spalding Gray
1977-1979
Box: 24 Folder : 21 "Nyatt School"- [Spalding Gray and Elizabeth LaCompte]
1978-1979
Box: 25 Folder : 1 "Sakonnet Point", "Three Places in Rhode Island", "A Wing and A Prayer"
1975, 1978
Box: 25 Folder : 2 "Oedipus", "Cops"
1977-1978
Box: 25 Folder : 3 "Mother Courage"- Richard Schechner
January-June, 1975
Box: 25 Folder : 4 "Tooth of Crime" revival and "The Marilyn Project"
1975-1976
Box: 25 Folder : 5 The Living Theatre- "Revolution at the Brooklyn Academy of Music" [article by Stefan Brecht] [1 of 5]
[undated]
Box: 25 Folder : 6 The Living Theatre- [reperatory and articles] [2 of 5]
[undated]
Box: 25 Folder : 7 The Living Theatre- [letter from Julian Beck to Stefan Brecht] [3 of 5]
September 12, 1974
Box: 25 Folder : 8 The Living Theatre- "The Living Theatre at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Spring of 1973" [4 of 5]
1973
Box: 25 Folder : 9 The Living Theatre- "Seven Meditations" [5 of 5]
1973
Box: 25 Folder : 10 The Open Theatre- [Jerome Chaikin- "The Mutations Show"]
[1973]
Box: 25 Folder : 11 "Dionysus in 69, from Euripides' The Bacchae The Performance Group" [article by Stefan Brecht]
Spring, 1968
Box: 25 Folder : 12 Richard Schechner- "The Tooth of Crime" [1 of 2]
[1973]
Box: 25 Folder : 13 Richard Schechner- "The Tooth of Crime" [2 of 2]
[1973]
Box: 25 Folder : 14 Performance Group and Michael McClure [1 of 2]
October, 1973-January, 1974
Box: 25 Folder : 15 Performance Group and Michael McClure [with annotated typescript of "The Beard"] [2 of 2]
October, 1973-January, 1974
Box: 25 Folder : 16 Andre Gregory's Manhattan Project- "Alice in Wonderland" and "Endgame"
[1973]
Box: 25 Folder : 17 "Grotowski's production of The Constant Prince" [article by Stefan Brecht]
[undated]

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