Herbert, Jocelyn (10 of 28)  National Sound Archive: General Collection

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  • Recording date

    1992, 1992-05-19

  • Recording locations

    Interviewee's homes in London and Hampshire

  • Interviewees

    Herbert, Jocelyn 1917-2003 (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Courtney, Cathy (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    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.

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    Life story interview with Jocelyn Herbert (1917-2003), theatre designer.

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