Ralph Koltai

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Sue Lawley's castaway this morning is the stage designer Ralph Koltai. He says his work is not about art, but about ideas. His stage sets are a metaphor for the whole play. Thus he thrilled Ken Russell by building him four stages each resembling different parts of a woman's body. His aim? To represent the degradation of women in the 18th century.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor by Max Bruch
Book: French dictionary
Luxury: Cigars

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45 minutes

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Fri 28 Aug 1998 09:00

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Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestRalph Koltai

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