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Guide to the Robert Cohen Collection on Jerzy Grotowski MS.P.063
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Historical Background
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary

  • Title: Robert Cohen collection on Jerzy Grotowski
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.P.063
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1983-1999
    Language of Collection Materials: Collection materials are in English and Polish.
    Abstract: 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.
    Creator: Cohen, Robert, 1938 -
    Creator: Grotowski, Jerzy, 1933-1999

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Robert Cohen Collection on Jerzy Grotowski. MS-P063. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Robert Cohen, 2003.

    Processing History

    Processed by Zoe MacLeod, 2012.

    Historical Background

    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.
    Robert Cohen was the founding chair of the UC Irvine drama department from 1965 until 1990. He is currently Claire Trevor Professor of Drama at UC Irvine.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    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. The collection also contains articles and essays by Grotowski including the monograph Teksty Z Lat 1956-1969 (1999); a symposium schedule, newspaper clippings, budget and expense reports, proposals and the manuscript On the road to Active Culture (edited by Leszek Kolankiewicz).

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Grotowski, Jerzy, 1933-1999 -- Archives
    Avant-garde theater.
    Clippings -- California -- Irvine -- 20th century.
    Experimental theater.