Noted British stage designer Jocelyn Herbert passed away on Tuesday, May 6, 2003 at the age of 86. Her obitutary in The New York Times praised her "austere, intelligently illuminated and evocotive stage settings."
Herbert was educated in England, including the Slade School of Design where she studied stage design. She began her career as a scenic painter at London's Royal Court Theatre but quickly began to design on her own. Outstanding productions from the early years of her career i