|The exhibition is at Wimbledon Space|
The exhibition is a culmination of a term's work on the subject matter involving much original research by the students into the NT's Jocelyn Herbert Collection as well as into theatre design, Beckett and British theatre history in general.
|Q&A session with Jenny West, David Gothard and Matthew McFrederick|
Today's event opened with a Q&A session with three experts in Jocelyn Herbert and Samuel Beckett, chaired by one of the students on the course who had also acted as registrar and coordinated all of the archive loans (she must have had a very busy last month!).
|Costume drawings from Jocelyn Herbert's collection|
|A sketchbook flicked through by page and page orientation changed when required|
An extra bonus of this collection is that the students have produced 'The Work Book' to compliment their exhibition. This work book contains essays on why the students have selected what they have along with images and catalogue references. This will provide a valuable resource in coming years of the course to give an idea of how to approach what can be considered a large and potentially daunting archive collection. It is also really useful for us as we are getting to know this collection and it will show the variety of ways in which this material can be accessed and interpreted for different audiences. I am very grateful to the students and the course convenors for all of their hard work and I am very proud of this collaborative venture and look forward to continuing the relationship in the years to come.
The exhibition runs from the 25th March to the 10th April 2015 at Wimbledon Space and is open from 10am to 5pm each day. The Jocelyn Herbert Collection is housed at the National Theatre Archive and the catalogue is online here http://catalogue.nationaltheatre.org.uk/CalmView/.