Koltai, Ralph (13 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 13: Background to RK's invitation to design 'The Caucasian Chalk Circle' 1962, including working with John Barton [JB] at Sadler's Wells on Carmen; series of anecdotes about JB. Comments on pyschological relationship between director and designer including as example David Jones' response to RK's design for Baal. RK's collaboration with Clifford Williams [CW] including production of 'Wild Oats'; mentions Jeremy Irons. RK's design for 'The Jew of Malta', including research trip to Malta with CW. [Tape ends early].
Life story interview with Ralph Koltai (1924-), theatre designer.