Ref NoJH/2/24
TitleLetters
LevelFile
Date1977-1998
DescriptionThe file contains letters to Herbert with some copy replies including: correspondence with the Theatre Museum [Victoria and Albert Museum, London], 1983 regarding the possible sale of drawings together with details of them; correspondence with Centre Theatre Group, USA, 1978 regarding a production of Terra Nova by Ted Tally; letters from Sean O'Mordha of Araby Productions 1990 referring to Samuel Beckett; an photocopied article on British scenography by Jarka M Burian, 1983, featuring Ralph Koltai, Farrah, Timothy O'Brien; a letter from Harriet Devine [George Devine's daughter] about a possible collection of writing relating to Devine; a letter from Anne Atik, also signed by Avigdor Arikha (1978); correspondence with Greville Poke, 1977 regarding Herbert's resignation from the Royal Court Theatres Council; correspondence with Bill Bundy of the National Theatre, 1978 regarding The Winter's Tale [by William Shakespeare] and expressing how difficult Herbert finds designing Shakespeare; information on and correspondence about the Arts Council of Great Britain's bursaries for designers, 1978, including Herbert's wish to work with Peter Brook in Paris, her wish to visit China to study theatre there, her wish to visit Poland and work with Kantor; a letter from John Dexter on Metropolitan Opera headed paper, 2 Aug 1976, regarding his work with Herbert on The Merchant by Arnold Wesker and mentioning that Tony Harrison is at the Met working on the translation of The Bartered Bride; a letter from John Dexter December 14 [no year] asking Herbert to design Henry 1V for the National Theatre at the Old Vic using the principles of her design for Woman Killed With Kindness; Herbert's typed essay entitled 'Working with Tony Harrison. The Oresteia and The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus', 3 Apr 1995; and a letter from Herbert to John Prescott regarding the Millennium celebrations, 3 Mar 1998; a card from Stephen Tumin, 15 Febuary 2002 relating to Herbert's resignation as a Koestler Judge.
Herbert's typed notes relating to her 1996 recces in relation to Tony Harrison's film, Prometheus, including the visit to Blue Credst Food, the factory for chilled fish, from which she derived The Daughters of Ocean; a fax from Herbert to her daughter, Sandra Lousada, sent from Greece while filming Prometheus; Herbert's typed reponse to Paper relating to legislation on Making Decisions on Behalf of Mentally Incapacitated Adults; a letter from Tony Masters accomapnying a text derived from a taped conversation with Herbert (the text is not known to be in Herbert's archive); letters to Herbert relating to the George Devine Award; copy of Herbert's March 1998 letter to John Prescott about using the river Thames for the Millennium celebrations; photocopy of a June 1995 review in the Scotsman of Tony Harrison's Marcus Aurelius - the Kaisers of Carnuntum in Austria; a copy of Herbert's 4.6.1994 letter to Piero Bordin relating to the revised groud plan for Marcus Aurelius - the Kaisers of Carnuntum [first performed June 2 1995 in the Roman ampitheatre of Petronel/Carnuntum, Austria] .
SeriesUn-indexed files
Persons
CodePersonNameDatesNotes
DS/UK/175Harrison; Tony (1937-); Mr; Poet; playwrght1937-
DS/UK/175Harrison; Tony (1937-); Mr; Poet; playwright1937-
DS/UK/173Devine; George Alexander Cassady (1910-1966); Mr; Theatrical manager, director, teacher and actor1910-1966
DS/UK/173Devine; George Alexander Cassady (1910-1966); Mr; Theatrical manager, director, teacher and actor1910-1966
DS/UK/86Royal National Theatre; 1976-1976-
DS/UK/86Royal National Theatre; 1976-1976-
DS/UK/305The Royal Court Theatre; 1956-1956-
DS/UK/305The Royal Court Theatre; 1956-1956-
DS/UK/170Beckett; Samuel Barclay (1906-1989); Mr; Write,dramatist and poet1906-1989
DS/UK/170Beckett; Samuel Barclay (1906-1989); Mr; Write,dramatist and poet1906-1989
DS/UK/170Rodenburg; Patsy
DS/UK/174Dexter; John (1925-1990); Mr1925-1990
DS/UK/174Dexter; John (1925-1990); Mr1925-1990
Production
RecordTitle
1192The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus
266A Woman Killed with Kindness
513The Oresteia
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