Inventory of the Edward Gordon Craig Collection
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Title: Edward Gordon Craig Collection
Date (inclusive): 1892-1972
1.1 linear foot
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.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as
many are stored offsite.
University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: D-178
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.
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
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online
public access catalog.
Craig, Edward Gordon, 1872-1966--Archives
Collection is open for research.
This finding aid was created by Sara Gunasekara from an existing list.
[Identification of item], Edward Gordon Craig Collection, D-178, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University
of California, Davis.
Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All 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 Department of Special Collections, General Library,
University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Cheney, Sheldon, "The International Exhibition in Amsterdam" in Theatre Arts Magazine, New York, Vol. 6, No. 2
Rose, Douglas, "The Craig-Shakespeare Macbeth" in The Drama, Chicago
Simonson, Lee, "The Case of Gordon Craig" in two issues of Theatre Guild Magazine
Swan, Michael, "Gordon Craig, Genius of the Theatre" in The Listener, published by the B.B.C
1948 November 18
Theatre!" by Gordon Craig, in Theatre Guild Magazine
"On Signora Eleonora Duse" by Edward Gordon Craig, in the Dial, New York
"The Theatre and the New Civilization" by Gordon Craig, in Theatre Arts Magazine, Vol. 3, No.1,
"La mise en scene de Hamlet" by Gordon Craig and Constantin Stanislavski, in La Revue Theatrale, No. 12
Theaterkunst Ausstellung catalog, Zurich, with an article by Craig, "Stillkunst and Theatre."
Artcles by and on Craig in the following issues of Drama, London
Scope and Content 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
"The 'New Theatre' of Gordon Craig" by Herman Rosse, in Chapter One, published by Greater New York Chapter of ANTA, Vol. 9,
"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
"Edward Gordon Craig, a Bibliography" by Ifan Kyrle Fletcher and Arnold Rood, London, The Society for Theatre Research
"Gordon Craig and the Dance." by Gordon Craig, in Dance Index, Vol. II, No. 8
'On Signora Eleonora Duse," by Gordon Craig, in Life and Letters, Vol. I, No. 4
Katalog Uber Verschied. Entwurfe Fur das Theatre und Einige Zeichungen "Englischer Landscenen" von Edward Gordon Craig, Berlin,
Friedmann, & Weber.
Catalogue of Drawings and Models for "Hamlet" and Other Plays by Edward Gordon Craig
Towards a New Theatre, Forty designs for stage scenes with critical notes by the Inventor, Edward Gordon Craig, London, Leicester
Catalogue of an Exhibition of Drawings and Wood-Engravings by Edward Gordon Craig, with a note by Sir Max Beerbohm, London,
The Leicester Galleries
Invitation to the Victoria and Albert Museum for the memorial exhibition of the work of Edward Gordon Craig,
1967 November 1
The Friends of the Queens College Library...presents Edward Gordon Craig, Shakespearean...
Edward Gordon Craig, 90th Birthday Tribute
Advertisement and sample page for "Fourteen Notes" by Edward Gordon Craig
Patent certificate of Craig's "Improvements in Stage Scenery." Kings Patent Agency, Limited, London, photocopy
Box D Folio 1
Edward Gordon Craig radio talks, also extracts from a diary and some woodcuts.
Scope and Content 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.
Souvenir, Acis and Galatea. Masque of Love. As produced at the Great Queen Street Theatre. By Martin Shaw and Gordon Craig
1902 March 10
Souvenir Program. Becket, by Alfred Lord Tennyson. First presented at the Lyceum Theatre, Feb. 6, 1893, by Henry Irving, London.
King Henry the Eighth, by Shakespeare. Presented at the Lyceum Theatre, January 5, 1892, by Henry Irving, London.
Photograph of Craig's screens
Scope and Content 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."
Catalogue of Edward Gordon Craig Centenary Exhibition, 1872-1972: The Early Years
Catalogue of Edward Gordon Craig A Mermaid Theatre Exhibition 90th Birthday Celebration
History of Puppets by Gordon Craig