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Inventory of the Squaring the Circle Collection
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  • Collector: University of California, Davis. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Title: Squaring the Circle Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1935-1961
    Extent: 0.4 linear feet
    Abstract: Squaring the Circle, a play written by Russian dramatist Valentin Katayev, was first produced at the Moscow Art Theatre in 1928. The United States production, translated by Charles Malamuth and Eugene Lyons, premiered at the Pasadena Community Playhouse in August 1935 and was later performed at the Broad Street Theatre in Philadelphia and at the Lyceum and Adelphi Theatres in New York City. The collection contains correspondence, photographs, and ephemera relating to the play's 1935 U.S. production. Also included are several images of the cast that performed at the Moscow Art Theatre.
    Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
    Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Davis, California 95616-5292
    Collection number: D-143
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

    History

    Squaring the Circle, a play written by Russian dramatist Valentin Katayev, was first produced at the Moscow Art Theatre in 1928. The United States production, translated by Charles Malamuth and Eugene Lyons, premiered at the Pasadena Community Playhouse in August 1935 and was later performed at the Broad Street Theatre in Philadelphia and at the Lyceum and Adelphi Theatres in New York City. The entire action of the play takes place in a municipalized apartment building in Moscow under the Soviet regime.

    Scope and Content

    The collection contains correspondence, photographs, and ephemera relating to the play's 1935 U.S. production. Also included are several images of the cast that performed at the Moscow Art Theatre.

    Arrangement of the Collection

    The collection is arranged in four series: Correspondence, Manuscripts, Ephemera, and Photographs.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Kataev, Valentin, 1897-1986--Kvadratura kruga
    Theater--New York (State)--New York

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired from Richard Stoddard in 1978.

    Processing Information

    Sara Gunasekara processed this collection and created and encoded this finding aid.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Squaring the Circle Collection, D-143, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.