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Guide to the Robert Cohen Collection on Jerzy Grotowski MS.P.063
MS.P.063  
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Description
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.
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.
Extent
0.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Availability
The collection is open for research.