Herbert, Jocelyn (10 of 28) National Sound Archive: General Collection
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Interviewee's homes in London and Hampshire
Herbert, Jocelyn 1917-2003 (speaker, female)
Courtney, Cathy (speaker, female)
Part 10: Theatre when growing up. Childhood holiday on a barge. GQ’s character; her expectations for her daughters. JH being sent to Paris to learn French. Revelation of seeing the Compagnie des Quinze at the Vieux Columbier; later seeing the Compagnie in London. Seeing Richard of Bordeaux in London, designed by Motley. Motley as designers of Shakespeare. Seeing Peggy Ashcroft as a young actress; later hearing George Devine’s description of theatre in the 1930s. Seeing plays at the Old Vic. Michel St-Denis’ production of Chekov’s Three Sisters. Seeing Chekov performed by Russian company in London. JH’s experience of studying painting in Paris; Grand Chaumiere; learning with Andre L’Hote.
Life story interview with Jocelyn Herbert (1917-2003), theatre designer.