Koltai, Ralph (23 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-

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    Interviewee's home, London

  • Interviewees

    Koltai, Ralph 1924- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    O'Ryan, Lydia (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 23: Remarks on attitude to parents (continued) including circumstances of RK's father's stroke and death. Recollections of RK's first meeting with Martha Galvin [MG] in Geneva during production of 'Italian Girl in Algiers' 1984;; Story of RK's subsequent relationship with MG and circumstances of her untimely tragic death. Mentions MG's direction of 'Tannhauser' in Geneva and her work with Daniel Schmid. Details of MG's professional and personal plans before her accident; mentions MG's obituary in Daily Telegraph. Remarks on RK an MG's first encounter. Further remarks on relationships and RK's continuing contact with certain former students. RK's attitude to notion of life after death; comments on contemporary news story

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

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