Herbert, Jocelyn (21 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 21: Anthony West cont. Mention of meeting Rebecca West. Mention of JH’s work with Suria St-Denis at Toynbee Hall, The Magic Bat. JH teaching at Old Vic School. Alec Guinness, Merula Guinness. Comparison LTS and Old Vic School; Young Vic. Glen Byam Shaw, Angela Baddeley. Further details A.P. Herbert’s play, Fat King Mellon and Princess Caraway’; further reference to Barbara Wadsworth. Glen Byam Shaw, Angela Baddeley. Old Vic School, George Devine, Michel St-Denis, Motley, Litz Pisk; Laurence Olivier and future National Theatre. Hugh Hunt, mention of Lord Esher, ending of Old Vic School. JH and Stratford on Avon Shakespeare theatre; anecdote about canal boat trip home from Stratford. Sharing Mill with Dick Guyatt’s family [Richard Guyatt] during marriage to Lousada. Further memories Stratford productions JH saw.

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

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