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Maurice Kurtz papers

Title
Maurice Kurtz papers, 1965-1999.
Author
Kurtz, Maurice, 1913-
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Box 1Mixed materialSupervised use *T-Mss 2000-024 Box 1Offsite

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.25 lf. (1 box)
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Correspondence.
Access (note)
  • Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Source (note)
  • Kurtz, Maurice
Biography (note)
  • Maurice Kurtz (1913- ) is a writer, playwright, translator and adapter of plays, and also a co-founder of the International Theatre Institute.
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*T-Mss 2000-024
Author
Kurtz, Maurice, 1913-
Title
Maurice Kurtz papers, 1965-1999.
Restricted Access
Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Summary
The papers span 1965-99, and consist of correspondence to and from a number of international theatrical notables, including Arthur Miller, J. B. Priestley, Eugène Ionesco, Samuel Beckett, Al Hirschfeld, and others. The strength of the collection is in the fairly extensive correspondence with Arthur Miller and J. B. Priestley concerning Mr. Kurtz' French translations of their work, specifically Miller's INCIDENT AT VICHY and Priestley's THE SCANDALOUS AFFAIR OF MR. KETTLE AND MRS. MOON. Some of the Priestley correspondence is with his wife, Jacquetta, while business matters are negotiated with Mr. Priestley's agent. Correspondence with Marie Romaine Rolland, Eugène Ionesco, and René Maheu is in French; Samuel Beckett is represented by one brief note, in English.
Biography
Maurice Kurtz (1913- ) is a writer, playwright, translator and adapter of plays, and also a co-founder of the International Theatre Institute. Early in his career, Maurice Kurtz worked at the Off-Broadway Studio Theater as an assistant to Erwin Piscator, for whom Mr. Kurtz adapted Tolstoy's WAR AND PEACE for the stage in 1942. He went on to translate and adapt other works as well as writing plays of his own, in addition to publishing books and articles on theater.
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Kurtz, Maurice, 1913- Correspondence.
Miller, Arthur, 1915-2005. Correspondence.
Miller, Arthur, 1915-2005. Incident at Vichy.
Priestley, J. B. (John Boynton), 1894-1984. Correspondence.
Priestley, Jacquetta. Correspondence.
Priestley, J. B. (John Boynton), 1894-1984. Scandalous affair of Mr. Kettle and Mrs. Moon.
Ionesco, Eugène Correspondence.
Maheu, René. Correspondence.
Rolland, Marie Romaine. Correspondence.
Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989. Correspondence.
Hirschfeld, Al. Correspondence.
Research Call Number
*T-Mss 2000-024
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