This collection consists of materials assembled by Robert Cohen, titled
The Grotowski at UCI Archives, 1983-1990, which consists of correspondence, grant materials, budget papers, immigration materials and newspaper clippings, all either
relevant to Polish theater director Jerzy Grotowski or his stay at the University of California, Irvine.
Jerzy Grotowski, born in August 1933, was a Polish theatre director and a leading figure in avant garde theatre of the 20th
century. He was also the innovator of the "theatre laboratory" and "poor theatre" concepts. In 1983, Grotowski was invited
to the University of California, Irvine by Robert Cohen, where he began a course of work called "Objective Drama." This research
focused on an investigation of the psychophysiological impact on participants of songs and other performative tools derived
from traditional cultures. Grotowski passed away in January 1999.
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