Prowse, Philip (4 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 4: Comments on influence of GB on PP's life ( continued) . Remarks on issues related to sexuality. Memories of childhood ailments. PP's schooling at King's School, Worcester. Remarks on contemporary classes at Institut Français. Refers to Jonathan Raban's writing, comments on teachers, including Major MacTurk, Miss Campbell and Miss Forward. Brief reference to school productions of ' The Knight of the Burning Pestle' , 'The Doctor's Dilemma' and 'The Importance of Being Earnest'. Formative influence on PP of visits to Royal Shakespeare Company [RSC], Stratford. Mentions Henry V.

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

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