Koltai, Ralph (12 of 28)  An Oral History of Theatre Design

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  • Recording date

    2002-08-23, 2002-11-06, 2003-01-09, 2003-02-27, 2003-05-

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    Interviewee's home, London

  • Interviewees

    Koltai, Ralph 1924- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    O'Ryan, Lydia (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 12: RK design role in subsidised theatre (continued); remarks on commercial takeover of subsidised theatre productions. Comments on RK's teaching career and use of Jeanetta Cochrane Theatre [JCT]. [Cochrane Traverse Company with Charles Marowitz, Michael Geliot and Jim Hayes] Mentions disagreement with Nick Orr, General Manager of JCT over function of JCT. RK's links with CSM; mentions Michael Tranmer and RK's championing of John Gunter [JG] for head of Design at CSM. Remarks on JG's personal and professional qualities. Mentions JG's design for Anything Goes at the National Theatre, London.

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    Life story interview with Ralph Koltai (1924-), theatre designer.

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