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Edward Henry Gordon Craig was born on Jan. 16, 1872 in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England; son of Ellen Terry, a Shakespearean actress, and Edward William Godwin, and brother of Edith Craig, a theatrical producer and director; attended Southfield Park School in Tunbridge Wells, Bradford College, and Heidelberg College in Germany; married and later divorced actress May Gibson; member of the Lyceum, London, where he received training as an actor and began his career in stage design and production, 1889-95; involved in productions such as Acis and Galatea (1902), The Vikings at Helgeland (1903), and Much ado about nothing (1903); publications include: The art of the theatre (1905), On the art of theatre (1911), Scene (1923), Woodcuts and some words (1924), and a partial biography titled, Index to the story of my days (1957); magazine publications include: The page (1898-1901) and The mask (1908-29); appointed Royal Designer for Industry of the Royal College of Art, 1938; made a Companion of Honour, 1958; president of the Mermaid Theatre, London (1964); he died on July 29, 1966 in Vence, France.

From the description of A Collection of material about Edward Gordon Craig, 1944-1960. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38988531

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Edward Henry Gordon Craig was born on January 16, 1872 in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England; son of Ellen Terry, a Shakespearean actress, and Edward William Godwin, and brother of Edith Craig, a theatrical producer and director; attended Southfield Park School in Tunbridge Wells, Bradford College, and Heidelberg College in Germany; married and later divorced actress May Gibson; member of the Lyceum, London, where he received training as an actor and began his career in stage design and production, 1889-95; involved in productions such as Acis and Galatea (1902), The Vikings at Helgeland (1903), and Much ado about nothing (1903); publications include: The art of the theatre (1905), On the art of theatre (1911), Scene (1923), Woodcuts and some words (1924), and a partial biography titled, Index to the story of my days (1957); magazine publications include: The page (1898-1901) and The mask (1908-29); appointed Royal Designer for Industry of the Royal College of Art, 1938; made a Companion of Honour, 1958; president of the Mermaid Theatre, London (1964); he died on July 29, 1966 in Vence, France.

From the guide to the Rudolph Holzapfel Collection About Edward Gordon Craig, 1944-1960, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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creatorOf Holzapfel, Rudolph. A Collection of material about Edward Gordon Craig, 1944-1960. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Rudolph Holzapfel Collection About Edward Gordon Craig, 1944-1960 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
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correspondedWith Barrault, Jean Louis person
correspondedWith Barrault, Jean Louis person
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Theatrical producers and directors--Archival resources
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Theatrical producers and directors--England--Archival resources
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Active 1944

Active 1960

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