Edward Gordon Craig

Edward Gordon Craig (1872-1966) was an English actor, director and scenic designer. Craig’s revolutionary theories on theatrical set design represented a significant departure from the realistic designs that dominated the great stages of the world. Craig’s designs were abstract, sometimes grand and ambitious, and focused on light and movement within the stage picture instead of an accurate representation of the setting. – Justin Cash

City College Manchester Excellent lecture discussing Adolphe Appia, Edward Gordon Craig and symbolism in early 20th century theatre.

Edward Gordon Brief biography of the artist and practitioner.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Biography on Edward Gordon Craig. Edward Gordon Craig biography.

The Edward Gordon Craig Estate Very useful timeline of Craig’s personal life, directing and design achievements, plus publications.

The Edward Gordon Craig Estate Excellent collection of original set design sketches by Craig.

Wikipedia Entry on Edward Gordon Craig.

University of California Student project on Edward Gordon Craig’s set designs, showcasing several of the artist’s sketches.

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