Drew, Joanna. (13 of 50). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives

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    2002-03-18 and 2002-04-05 and 2002-05-02 and 2002-05-23 and 2002-06-28 and 2002-07-11 and 2002-08-15 and 2002-08-29 and 2002-10-03 and 2002-10-17 and 2002-07-11

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    Drew, Joanna 1929-2003 (female)

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    O'Ryan, Lydia (female)

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    Part 13. Joanna Drew [JD] describes drama activities at Dartington; comments on school holidays, including one spent in Lisburn, Northern Ireland; recalls impact of unrest. Further description of school life, including reference to standard pocket money, smoking and cadging cigarettes from local GIs. Remarks on time as secretary at Dartington in 1951 and comparison of pupils' sexual activity with that of the 40s. Refers to letter from Breon O'Casey commenting on JD's physical attributes whilst at Dartington. Comments on great niece's present preoccupation with attracting the opposite sex but general inclination for girls to prefer single sex schools. JD describes herself whilst at school and bemoans lack of sporting activity amongst children nowadays. Mentions having to give up potential career as ballet dancer. Attended Ballet Rambert school in 1945.

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