Herbert, Jocelyn (27 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 27: George Devine’s aims for ESC at the Royal Court theatre. John Osborne’s plays; Osborne and Gilliatt. JH and painting the Court auditorium brown. Cards of Identity by Nigel Dennis; Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright; Dennis’ The Making of Moo. Peggy Ashcroft in Brecht’s The Good Woman of Stezuan; JH interpreting Teo Otto’s design. ESC’s The Country Wife. Excitement of designing first productions of new plays. Further comment early ESC productions not designed by JH. JH and Devine’s disagreements about Tony Richardson. JH first meeting Samuel Beckett.

  • Description

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

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