Prowse, Philip (8 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 8: PP's contemporaries at Slade (continued) including Ian Spurling, Terence Emery and Anna Wakhévitch. Remarks on designer Georges Wakhévitch and issues relating to concept of influence; further remarks on NG and friendship with Robert Medley, later head of painting at Camberwell School of Art. PP's response to criticism; mentions Pamela Howard and Central School of Art and Design [CSAD]. Anecdote about project with students at CSAD. Story about design for Phèdre with Glenda Jackson at OV; anecdote about Joyce Redman as Oenone. Remarks on social life while at Slade; mentions Colony Club and Francis Bacon. Influence of fashion on PP, mentions friendship with John Stephens, clothes from Carnaby Street and hairdresser called Robert James.

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

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