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TitleAudrey Noble Archive
DescriptionPersonal and professional papers of the actress Audrey Noble (1915 - 2016). The collection mainly comprises press cuttings, production photographs, and correspondence from colleagues and admirers. This material was gathered by Noble and initially arranged into two albums (AN/1). These cover her career from its start with the Rapier Players in Bristol in the late 1930s up to the mid-1970s, by which point she was working for several regional companies as well as appearing on various television programmes. Loose press cuttings from the mid-1970s to mid-1980s, when she retired from the stage (AN/5/1-3), may well have been collated with the intention of being presented in a similar album form. Correspondence (AN/2), memorabilia (AN/3), photographs (AN/4) and programmes cover her career from the post-war period up to the early 1980s. The theatre historian Shirley Brown, who befriended Noble in 2002, collated the later material concerning Noble's centenary celebrations. Very little of the collection concerns Noble's personal life, with the exception of documents reflecting her religious beliefs (AN/8).
Date1933 - 2016
Related MaterialOral history interviews:
OH/0000029 by Shirley Brown highlighting Noble's memories of training with Mervyn Johns and Marian Page; the Rapier Players productions at the Little Theatre, Bristol (1938-42), army theatre in London in 1940 and other memories, recorded in 2002. Together with a Garrison Theatre recording from 1945 of the play June Mad from the time performing with ENSA.
OH/000030 and OH/000033 two interviews by Maureen Brown, recorded in 2003.
Books:
Tales From Hollywood by Christopher Hampton, see TC library holdings.
Extent3 boxes
LevelCollection
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