Koltai, Ralph (26 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 26: Remarks on Metropolis (continued). Background to Michael Bogdanov's revival production of Hair; refers to conversation with David Mervisch and details of financial loss. (pause to adjust mic). Recollections of 'The Makropulos Case' 1991, directed by Keith Warner; details of RK's design and inspiration. [false fire alert] RK's design concept for Madame Butterfly 1995. [further false fire alarms] Remarks on use of colour and materials in design. Influence of RK's French environment on design concept for 'Simon Boccanegra' 2003. Background to RK's purchase of house in France.

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

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