Harwood, Ronald (4 of 18)  An Oral History of Theatre Design

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  • Subjects

    Richard Negri

  • Recording date

    2005-10-27, 2007-05-16, 2007-05-17, 2007-05-18, 2007-06-12

  • Recording locations

    Interviewee's home, Chelsea

  • Interviewees

    Harwood, Ronald 1934- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    O'Ryan, Lydia (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 4: RH remarks on challenge of RET for designers; mentions effects in 'The Odd Couple' Neil Simon. Influence of RN on students. RH refers to ' Les Miserables', 'Phantom of the Opera', 'Waiting for Godot'; remarks on public perception of RN as designer; mentions 'Can Do No Wrong Club' (Peter Brook, Tom Stoppard, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith). Refers to William Dudley. Further comments on AYLI and Peter Hall. Remarks on RN's visits to RH in Liss, Hampshire to discuss proposal for 'Everyman'. Comments on RH's work with film directors. Further comments on RN's unique gifts.

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    Interview with Ronald Harwood (1934-), theatre designer. Parts 1-4 comprise an interview about the life and work of Richard Negri, as recalled by Ronald Harwood. Parts 5-18 comprise Ronald Harwood's life story.

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