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Laurence Olivier. (4 Parts)

Synopsis
Laurence Olivier is interviewed by Kathleen Tynan. He tells of his time at the National Theatre and gives his opinion (not complimentary) on Viscount Chandos, Peter Brook and Peter Hall. He talks at length about Kenneth Tynan including why the NT Board wanted to get rid of him. There is no discussion of Shakespeare specifically.
Series
Theatre Archive Project
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Recording date
4 Aug 1983
Duration
c120 mins.

Credits

Contributor
Kathleen Tynan; Laurence Olivier

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); theatre history; Olivier, Laurence (1907-1989); National Theatre (London); Tynan, Kenneth

Notes

Notes
The British Library have Parts 1,2 & 4 available for listening online (as of 6/2013). There is a lot of traffic noise on the recording.
General
Dubbed from tapes deposited with the Kenneth Tynan Archive to the British Library Department of Manuscripts.
The Theatre Archive Project is a collaboration between the British Library and De Montfort University, although the partner for much of the project was the University of Sheffield. The project reinvestigates British theatre history 1945-1968, from the perspectives of both theatregoers and practitioners.
History
The interviews were recorded 4-16 August 1983.

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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