Alan Mandell is an accomplished theater and film actor, theater manager, stage director, and producer. He was a founding member
of the San Francisco Actor’s Workshop and the San Quentin Drama Workshop, managed the Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center,
and was consulting director for the Los Angeles Actors’ Theatre and the Los Angeles Theater Center where he ran the Poetry
Literary Series. Mandell is considered to be a foremost interpreter and scholar of Samuel Beckett’s works. Materials in this
collection document Mandell’s professional career and include scripts, photographs, some personal materials, and correspondence
with many notable literary and theater figures, including Beckett.
Alan Mandell is an accomplished theater and film actor, theater manager, stage director, and producer. He is considered a
foremost interpreter and scholar of Samuel Beckett’s works. He was born “Albert” on December 27, 1927 to a Jewish family in
Toronto, Canada, but officially changed his name to “Alan” in 1968. After serving as the Artistic Director of Theater ’49
in Toronto in the early 1950s, he subsequently spent most of his working life in San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles.
18.4 linear ft.
(45 document boxes, 1 flat box)
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