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Name: Philip Prowse
Dates: 1937-
Notes: Stage director and designer, born 1 January 1937. Philip Prowse was trained at the Slade School of Art and since 1970 was a co-director of the Citizens Company with Giles Havergal and Robert David MacDonald, having previously worked with Havergal at the Watford Palace Theatre. Prowse's last production at the Citizens Theatre was Thomas Otway's Venice Preserv'd in 2004. He directed and designed over 70 plays with the Citizens Theatre and has worked throughout the world designing and directing for opera, ballet and drama. Up to his retirement Prowse also directed and taught on the Theatre Design MFA course at the Slade School of Fine Art, where he had a considerable influence on stage designers and artists like Piers Veness, Philip Whitcomb and Simon Zabell.
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