Prowse, Philip (9 of 27)  An Oral History of Theatre Design

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

  • Recording locations

    Interviewee's home, Chelsea

  • Interviewees

    Prowse, Philip 1937- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    O'Ryan, Lydia (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 9: PP describes cutting off his hair; comments on fashion and costume. Comments on Slade and final year students from Wimbledon School of Art [WSA ]; mentions Terry Emery, Jimmy Goddard, Pauline Whitehouse, Jane Barchard. Refers to Peter Bucknall; comments on accreditation for WSA. Remarks on Richard Negri and Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre, also Greg Hicks, Gerard Murphy, Mathew Lloyd. Influence of Yuri Lyubimov and production of ' Crime and Punishment' at Lyric, Hammersmith. Discussion about role of actor in theatre; PP's professional development. Description of 'Dido and Aeneus' for English Opera Group, directed by Colin Graham, performed Drottningholm, and Aldeburgh Festival with Benjamin Britten, Janet Baker, Monica Sinclair. Comments on Glyndebourne. PP's work with Rudolf Nureyev [RN] , including costumes for Bayadere; mentions Margot Fonteyn [MF]. Remarks on work for Frank Hauser at Oxford Playhouse, including transfer of 'Heartbreak House' and costumes for 'The Genius and the Goddess' with Constance Cummings. Comments on Dulcie Gray, MF and RN. Anecdote about David Walker's advice on professional fee for PP's work at Covent Garden; mentions David Webster and John Tooley

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

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