Academic journal article Theatre Notebook

The Jocelyn Herbert Archive, Wimbledon College of Art-Invitation to Researchers

Academic journal article Theatre Notebook

The Jocelyn Herbert Archive, Wimbledon College of Art-Invitation to Researchers

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Jocelyn Herbert

Jocelyn Herbert (1917-2003) was a key influence on British theatre design, known particularly for her groundbreaking work at the Royal Court Theatre from the late 1950s onwards, where she worked on world premieres of scripts by Samuel Beckett, John Osborne, Arnold Wesker and David Storey, defining the look of plays that were to becoming twentieth-century classics.

The close working relationships she forged at the Court with directors as diverse as Tony Richardson, Lindsay Anderson and John Dexter led to collaborations in other spaces and on films such as Tom Jones, If... and O Lucky Man!. She was a member of the Building Committee for Denys Lasdun's National Theatre and went on to mount productions in all three auditoria, being particularly renowned for her use of the Olivier in her collaborations with the poet and playwright Tony Harrison.

The Archive

This unique collection includes over 4000 drawings dating from Jocelyn's time as a student at the London Theatre Studio in the 1930s to the collaboration she was working on with Tony Harrison when she died in 2003. …

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