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Prowse, Philip (22 of 27)  An Oral History of Theatre Design

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:30:42

  • Shelf mark

    C1173/03

  • Recording date

    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 22: PP mentions twice designing ' The Importance of Being Earnest' by Oscar Wilde, [OW] ; directing ' A Woman of No Importance' [ W N I ] at Citizens and for RSC at Barbican; ' Lady Windermere's Fan' [ L W F ] at Citizens and commercially for Duncan Weldon at Albery Theatre; ' An Ideal Husband' at Citizens. Remarks on O W as playwright; mentions Edith Evans; praise for Barbara Leigh Hunt [BLH ] as actress; talks about delineation of class in O W plays. Remarks on BLH. Further remarks on W N I and conveying ideas to audience; reference to Chekhov. Comments on Albery and Haymarket theatre. Detailed comments on W N I; refers to Chichester theatre; mentions John Carlisle as Lord Illingworth. Remarks on RSC director's production of W N I. PP's thoughts on what distinguishes him from an RSC director; professional and public response to PP's work.

  • Description

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

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