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GRAY, Spalding

2 pp. ALS TO DAVID GOTHARD, CO-FOUNDER OF THE RIVERSIDE STUDIOS, LONDON

7 June 1985.

2 pp. ALS, 280 x 215 mm, in the original envelope, written on the stationery of the Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis.

Wooster Group co-founder and monologist Spalding Gray had met David Gothard at the Playwrights' Workshop at the University of Iowa. Gothard made the mistake of inviting him to the Riverside just after he'd had a less than enjoyable experience at the ICA, an experience he recounts at length in this letter: an incompetent publicity department leading to thin houses, disappearing agents, chaotic travel arrangements, and more. 'Needless to say I'm in no rush to return to London. Also, the review in The Guardian was lame and disgusting. NO THOUGHT OR RESPECT. My best to you, Spalding.' In 2004 Gray, who had struggled with depression all his life, killed himself in New York by jumping off the Staten Island ferry.



Keywords: Spalding Gray
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