|Rare Book & Manuscript Library|
At a Glance
Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged. by subject in alphabetical order and then chronologically.
Scope and content
Correspondence, diaries, documents, manuscripts, and printed materials. The collection consists chiefly of diaries, research materials, and his writings. Among the correspondents are: Mikhail Chekhov, Olga Chekhov, Roman Gul, Vladimir Ilin, Artur Luther, Sergei Melgunov, Bishop Serafim, Fedor Stepun, Ilia Surguchev, Alexandra Tolstoy, and Vladimir Zenzinov.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
Available for faculty, students, and researchers engaged in scholarly or publication projects.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Chair of the Bakhmeteff Committee.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Processed TC 04/--/2000.
History / Biographical Note
Russian playwright, journalist, artists, and teacher. He was born in 1901 in St. Petersburg. From 1918 to 1920 he attended classes in theater design with Konstantin Yelev and Alexandra Exter. He began to write plays while still a student of Vsevolod Meyerkhold and Alexander Tairov at the Drama School in Moscow. He left the Soviet Union in early 1942. He then lived and worked chiefly in Munich. In addition to plays, he was also involved in the production of ballets, operas, and movies. He died in Germany in 1985. Gorchakov's most successful single play was Gasparino, first staged in Germany. He also wrote extensively on censorship and theater history, including The Theater in Soviet Russia (New York, 1957).