Prowse, Philip (1 of 27)  An Oral History of Theatre Design

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  • Recording date

    2005-11-01, 2005-11-09, 2005-11-16, 2005-11-23, 2005-12-07, 2005-12-14, 2005-12-21

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    Interviewee's home, Chelsea

  • Interviewees

    Prowse, Philip 1937- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    O'Ryan, Lydia (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 1: Philip Prowse's (PP) mother's family background including PP's grandmother, Elizabeth Pike [EP]; father's seafaring family background and PP's paternal grandmother, Isabel Dunn. PP's father's maritime career (refers to Regent Oil Company) his mother's connection with Dartmouth, Devon and description of visits to EP's home. (comments on EP's three marriages to Mr. Westaway, Mr. Williamson and Mr. Widdicombe). Mentions St. Petrox Church, Dartmouth. Events leading to mother's secretarial post at Harrods, London. Anecdote about family mealtimes at EP's. Description of Great Aunt Emma Taylor, nee Pike and her house; comments on notions of childhood. Further details of father's family background including reference to suspected earlier marriage in California, United States.

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    Life story interview with Philip Prowse (1937-), theatre designer.

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