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Herbert, Jocelyn (25 of 28)  National Sound Archive: General Collection

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:30:58

  • Shelf mark

    C465/13

  • 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 25: JH beginning to work at Royal Court theatre as scene painter, beginnings of English Stage Company [ESC]; references to Oscar Lewenstein and Neville Blonde. Early ESC productions. JH’s friendship with John Minton. JH and Royal College of Art. Hugh Casson; his designs for William Walton’s Troilus and Cressida directed by George Devine. JH mentions designing Force of Destiny for Paris Opera House, and The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny for the Metropolitan Opera House, New York. JH and working on productions with Devine. Memories of the Festival of Britain.

  • Description

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

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