Boston University Research Center Opens Robert Brustein Archive Exhibit, Dec. 8

News   Boston University Research Center Opens Robert Brustein Archive Exhibit, Dec. 8
The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, formerly known as the Special Collections, at Boston University present "Innovator On-Stage: The Life and Work of Robert Brustein," opening Dec. 8.

The exhibition of the personal archive of recently retired Robert Brustein, former director of the Loeb Drama Center and founder of Boston's American Repertory Theatre, will be on display on the main floor of Mugar Memorial Library.

The day will also mark the honoring of Brustein as a Fellow of the Center. Huntington Theatre Company artistic director Nicholas Martin (Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme) will be on hand to speak and pay tribute to his colleague.

Brustein's collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, awards, and other memorabilia spanning his distinguished career as a critic, author, playwright, educator, actor, and director in American theatre. The exhibition also includes materials from his stay as a professor and dean at Yale University and as a professor and director at Harvard University.

Under Brustein's tutelage, productions of Wings, The 1940's Radio Hour, Grown Ups, 'night, Mother, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Big River, Mastergate and The Old Neighborhood have made their way to Broadway. He has adapted 11 works including The Wild Duck, The Master Builder, Three Farces and a Funeral, Enrico IV, and Lysistrata as well as directed his own version of The Father, Ghosts, The Changeling, and the trilogy of Pirandello works: Six Characters In Search of An Author, Right You Are (If You Think You Are), and Tonight We Improvise. He has authored 13 books on theatre and society, including a memoir of his years as Dean of the Drama School at Yale.

The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, open Monday-Friday from 9 AM-5 PM, is located at 771 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, MA. For more information, visit

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