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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Robert Lewis
RLIN number: NXCP88-A175
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Popular Arts Project, Part III
Description: Early career; formation of Group Theatre; director, "My Heart's in the Highlands," 1939; end of Group Theatre and subsequent move to Hollywood; return to New York and directing: "Brigadoon," "The Grass Harp," "Witness for the Prosecution," "Jamaica," "Handful of Fire"; formation of Group Theatre Studio; Actors Studio; mechanics of getting a play to the stage; responsibilities of a director; predicting the success of a play; impressions of Charlie Chaplin, Truman Capote, Lena Horne, David Susskind.
Extent: Transcript: 61 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1975. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part II, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1959 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Lewis, Robert, 1909-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1909
Speaker occupation: Theatrical director
Age at speaking: 50
Document date: 1959
Interviewer: Franklin, Joan; Franklin, Robert
Organizations discussed: Actors Studio, Inc., New York, NY
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Acting; Actors Studio, Inc., New York, NY; Theater--New York (N.Y.); Theater--Production and direction
Topics discussed - Other terms: Group Theatre; Lewis, Robert, 1909-; Theatrical producers and directors
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0019626-15069