Koltai, Ralph (12 of 28) An Oral History of Theatre Design
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2002-08-23, 2002-11-06, 2003-01-09, 2003-02-27, 2003-05-
Interviewee's home, London
Koltai, Ralph 1924- (speaker, male)
O'Ryan, Lydia (speaker, female)
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.
Life story interview with Ralph Koltai (1924-), theatre designer.