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At a Glance
Material is arranged into four series.
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
This collection is located on-site.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Manuscript Accessioned 1956.
Manuscript Processed 05/--/79.
2009-06-26 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
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).