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Jocelyn Herbert and Samuel Beckett

An exhibition exploring the working relationship between acclaimed theatre and film designer, Jocelyn Herbert, and iconic playwright and author, Samuel Beckett.

24 March - Friday 10 April 2015

The materials for the exhibition were selected from the Jocelyn Herbert Archive at the National Theatre, their only archive dedicated to a designer.

The archive includes sketchbooks, set and costume drawings, annotated scripts, research material, notebooks, diaries, masks, puppets, correspondence, personal photographs and official production photography from rehearsals and performances.

Herbert’s working relationship with Beckett spans from the 1950’s to the 1970’s; using artefacts from the archive the exhibition revealed aspects of the biography of Jocelyn Herbert, her personal and professional relationships, and gave a unique insight into the theatre making process.

This show was curated by the Exhibition Studio Workshop - the practice-based unit of the MA Curating and Collections course at Chelsea College of Arts.