Inventory of the Edward Gordon Craig Collection D-178

Sara Gunasekara
University of California, Davis General Library, Dept. of Special Collections
© 2011
1st Floor, Shields Library, University of California
100 North West Quad
Davis, CA 95616-5292
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Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: University of California, Davis General Library, Dept. of Special Collections
Title: Edward Gordon Craig Collection
Creator: University of California, Davis. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
Identifier/Call Number: D-178
Physical Description: 1.1 linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1892-1972
Abstract: Edward Gordon Craig (1872-1966) was an English scene designer and the son of actress Ellen Terry. The collection contains ephemera, exhibition catalogues, periodicals, photographs, and souvenir programs illustrating Craig's theatrical staging.
Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.

Biography

Edward Gordon Craig (1872-1966), the son of Ellen Terry, was the youngest member of Henry Irving's company. In his autobiography, Index to the Story of My Days, Craig explains how he left the company for theatre design work and the writing of books on the theatre.

Scope and Content

The collection contains ephemera, exhibition catalogues, periodicals, photographs, and souvenir programs illustrating Craig's theatrical staging.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Processing Information

This finding aid was created by Sara Gunasekara from an existing list.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Edward Gordon Craig Collection, D-178, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

Publication Rights

All applicable copyrights for the collection are protected under chapter 17 of the U.S. Copyright Code. Requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Set designers
Theater -- Great Britain
Craig, Edward Gordon, 1872-1966 -- Archives

Box 1, Folder 1

Cheney, Sheldon, "The International Exhibition in Amsterdam" in Theatre Arts Magazine, New York, Vol. 6, No. 2 1922 April

Box 1, Folder 2

Rose, Douglas, "The Craig-Shakespeare Macbeth" in The Drama, Chicago 1928 December

Box 1, Folder 3

Simonson, Lee, "The Case of Gordon Craig" in two issues of Theatre Guild Magazine 1931

Box 1, Folder 4

Swan, Michael, "Gordon Craig, Genius of the Theatre" in The Listener, published by the B.B.C 1948 November 18

Box 1, Folder 5

Theatre!" by Gordon Craig, in Theatre Guild Magazine 1930 August

Box 1, Folder 6

"On Signora Eleonora Duse" by Edward Gordon Craig, in the Dial, New York 1928 May

Box 1, Folder 7

"The Theatre and the New Civilization" by Gordon Craig, in Theatre Arts Magazine, Vol. 3, No.1, 1919 January

Box 1, Folder 8

"La mise en scene de Hamlet" by Gordon Craig and Constantin Stanislavski, in La Revue Theatrale, No. 12 1950 Spring

Box 1, Folder 9

Theaterkunst Ausstellung catalog, Zurich, with an article by Craig, "Stillkunst and Theatre." 1914

Box 1, Folder 10

Artcles by and on Craig in the following issues of Drama, London 1949-1959

Scope and Contents note

Summer, 1949. Laver, James. Craig & the English Theatre
Summer, 1955. Brook, Peter. Influence of Craig in Theory & Practice
Spring, 1955. Eliot, T.S. Craigs's Socratic Dialogues.
Summer, 1956. Craig. The English Theatre Today.
Winter, 1956. Craig. Irving Seemingly Perplexed.
Summer, 1959. Craig. On Sarah Bernhardt
Box 1, Folder 11

"The 'New Theatre' of Gordon Craig" by Herman Rosse, in Chapter One, published by Greater New York Chapter of ANTA, Vol. 9, No. 2 1962

Box 1, Folder 12

"Edward Gordon Craig Artist of the Theatre 1872-1966, a Memorial Exhibition in the Amsterdam Gallery." Introduction by Donald Oenslager, The Catalogue by Arnold Rood, in Bulletin of the New York Public Library, Vol. 71, No. 7, and Vol. 71 No. 8 1967

Box 1, Folder 13

"Edward Gordon Craig, a Bibliography" by Ifan Kyrle Fletcher and Arnold Rood, London, The Society for Theatre Research 1967

Box 1, Folder 14

"Gordon Craig and the Dance." by Gordon Craig, in Dance Index, Vol. II, No. 8 1943 August

Box 1, Folder 15

'On Signora Eleonora Duse," by Gordon Craig, in Life and Letters, Vol. I, No. 4 1928 September

Box 1, Folder 16

Katalog Uber Verschied. Entwurfe Fur das Theatre und Einige Zeichungen "Englischer Landscenen" von Edward Gordon Craig, Berlin, Friedmann, & Weber. undated

Box 1, Folder 17

Catalogue of Drawings and Models for "Hamlet" and Other Plays by Edward Gordon Craig 1912 September

Box 1, Folder 17

Towards a New Theatre, Forty designs for stage scenes with critical notes by the Inventor, Edward Gordon Craig, London, Leicester Galleries 1912 September

Box 1, Folder 17

Catalogue of an Exhibition of Drawings and Wood-Engravings by Edward Gordon Craig, with a note by Sir Max Beerbohm, London, The Leicester Galleries 1948 October

Box 1, Folder 18

Invitation to the Victoria and Albert Museum for the memorial exhibition of the work of Edward Gordon Craig, 1967 November 1

Box 1, Folder 18

The Friends of the Queens College Library...presents Edward Gordon Craig, Shakespearean... 1963

Box 1, Folder 18

Edward Gordon Craig, 90th Birthday Tribute 1962

Box 1, Folder 18

Advertisement and sample page for "Fourteen Notes" by Edward Gordon Craig undated

Box 1, Folder 19

"Motion," Florence 1907

Box 1, Folder 20

Patent certificate of Craig's "Improvements in Stage Scenery." Kings Patent Agency, Limited, London, photocopy 1910

Box D Folio 1

Edward Gordon Craig radio talks, also extracts from a diary and some woodcuts. 1962

Scope and Contents note

Reminiscences of Ellen Terry (14 July 1951) -- Irving's way (21 July 1951) -- On the old school of acting (21 October 1951) -- Isadora Duncan (31 May 1952) -- A note on masks (25 December 1952) -- Celebrities I have met (31 December 1953) -- How I played Hamlet in Salford, Lancashire (25 December 1956).
In box 33 x 33 cm./ First broadcast on the BBC Third Programme, 1951-56./ Ninety-nine copies of this ed. have been published./ The brochure contains 8 reproductions of G. Craig's woodcuts, printed by the Shenval Press; brochure and presentation box designed by John Craig.
Box 1, Folder 21

Souvenir, Acis and Galatea. Masque of Love. As produced at the Great Queen Street Theatre. By Martin Shaw and Gordon Craig 1902 March 10

Box 1, Folder 22

Souvenir Program. Becket, by Alfred Lord Tennyson. First presented at the Lyceum Theatre, Feb. 6, 1893, by Henry Irving, London. 1893

Box 1, Folder 23

King Henry the Eighth, by Shakespeare. Presented at the Lyceum Theatre, January 5, 1892, by Henry Irving, London. 1892

Box 1, Folder 24

Photograph of Craig's screens

Scope and Contents note

Photograph of a model of a stage showing the use of Craig's screens. Signed by Craig in large letters, followed by the following note in Craig's hand: "Photograph of a model I made, which shows the use of my 'Screens' a little patent device I have found useful. It represents one of the scenes in 'Hamlet' but is not one I used in Moscow."
Box 1, Folder 25

Catalogue of Edward Gordon Craig Centenary Exhibition, 1872-1972: The Early Years 1972

Box 1, Folder 26

Catalogue of Edward Gordon Craig A Mermaid Theatre Exhibition 90th Birthday Celebration 1962

Box 1, Folder 27

History of Puppets by Gordon Craig undated

Box 1, Folder 28

Letter: Edward Gordon Craig to Frank Morse-Rummel 13 February 1920

Box 1, Folder 29

Letter: Edward Gordon Craig to Frank Morse-Rummel 15 March 1920

Box 1, Folder 30

Letter: Edward Gordon Craig to Frank Morse-Rummel 18 January 1934

Box 1, Folder 31

Letter: From ? to Edward Gordon Craig undated

Box 1, Folder 32

Clipping: "Les Décors vivants d'Edward Gordon Craig" by Fernand Divoire undated

Box 1, Folder 33

Clipping: "From Success to Success Dead Broke", by Brooks Atkinson (New York Times Book Review) 13 November 1957