Edward Henry Gordon Craig (born Edward Godwin; 16 January 1872 – 29 July 1966), sometimes known as Gordon Craig, was an English modernist theatre practitioner; he worked as an actor, director and scenic designer, as well as developing an influential body of theoretical writings. Craig was the son of actress Dame Ellen Terry. The Gordon Craig Theatre, built in Stevenage (the town of his birth), was named in his honour in 1975.
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Born 16 January 1872; died 29 July 1966. Son of Edward William Godwin, architect and theater designer, and Ellen Terry, actor. Craig was a student of William Nicholson, a woodcutter. He produced many wood engravings and drawings for journals from 1895 to 1912. He collected material relating to the history of theaters built in Italy between 1500 and 1800, as well as material relating to the Bibiena family (17-18th centuries) who were architects and theater designers. Craig's son Edward Carrick was his chief assistant and collaborator on the "Craig Theatre Collection" which was bought by the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. Craig's original name was Edward Wardell; circa 1896 he adopted the stagename Craig which was later legalized. English actor, and set designer.
British, English
Artist, Author, Actor, Engraver, Etcher, Designer, Director, Typographer, Woodcutter, Wood Engraver, Theorist
Edward Gordon Craig, Edward Henry Gordon Craig, Edward Gordon-Craig, Teddy Craig, Gordon Craig, Edvard Gordon Kreg, Eduard Gordun Kreig, Gordun Kreig, Edward Godwin, Edward Godwin Terry, Allen Carric, Edward Wardell
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