About the Book
A series of interviews were conducted with some of Negri's key colleagues and collaborators: actor Bernard Cribbins, director Frank Dunlop, composer George Hall, playwright Ronald Harwood and lighting designer Richard Pilbrow. Full recordings are now held in the British Library.
Transcripts of excerpts from those interviews, (together with some of the author's own with the designer Johanna Bryant, actress Avril Elgar, lighting designer/production manager Michael Williams and the Negri family) are threaded through and underpin the book's narrative.
DAVID BURROWS was Head of the Theatre School at Wimbledon College of Art, London until 2009. The Theatre School comprised two Foundation Degrees, a large BA (Hons) undergraduate Theatre programme with five pathways and an MA in the Visual Language of Performance. He was previously Principal Lecturer and Subject Leader of two undergraduate courses: BA(Hons) Set Design for Stage and Screen and BA(Hons) Technical Arts and Special Effects as well as leading the country's first MA in Scenography for its first 5 years - 1989-1994. Since 2009 he has been working as visiting Associate Principal at a new academy of visual arts, AVA, in Ljubljana, Slovenia.