Aims, policies, purpose/impetus for project:
Video interviews with 50 Jewish women who have made an impact on life in the UK. NB Our project was not a Theatre Project but some of the women were theatre practitioners. These are Janet Suzman, Pamela Howard, Abigail Morris, Miriam Karlin, Maureen Lipman, Susannah Kraft, Julia Pascal.
See Pascal Theatre Company
Key individuals and roles involved: Julia Pascal, Director
Paid or voluntary, training in oral history:
Project funded by: Heritage Lottery Fund
Management of project: Pascal Theatre Company is association with the London Jewish Cultural Centre
Format of interviews: DVD
How interviewees are selected and located:
Interview running time: Between one and two hours
Copyright in interviews. Assignment rights?:
Location of interview copies. Accessibility to public/format:
Essentially theatre-related interviews are at V&A Theatre Collections. Other interviews are at the British Library (NSA) and The London Jewish Cultural Centre and depending on topic, The Imperial War Museum (Sound Archive), London Metropolitan Archives, St Lawrence University New York.
Collection contact details/website:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a viewing appointment.
Interview transcripts/lists of topics or other content indexes:
No transcripts due to lack of budget. Topic lists were generally:
identity, feminism, relationship with mother, relationship to Great Britain, exile, holocaust, ambition.
Most theatre-related interviews in V&A Theatre Collections and catalogued there - see list above. V&A THEATRE COLLECTIONS: Video Collection - List 2: Interviews / Talks / Discussions (please note: this is a .pdf download)
Future plans for project/interviews?:
Materials used for publications, exhibitions, conferences, radio/TV programmes or performances etc or future plans for this?:
Project website: Jewish Mothers & Daughters
List on a joint (possibly STR) website: Yes/No
Join listserv/emailing list/forum: Yes/No
Further information: See Pascal Theatre Company
List of interviewees provided: Yes
Also of relevance:
Rebecca MILLS, deviser/ performer
Carole WODDIS, journalist and theatre critic
Anne KARPF, journalist and critic
Oral History Survey Pages
Index of Projects
13th May 2009