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Finding Aid for the Rudolph Holzapfel Collection About Edward Gordon Craig, 1944-1960
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Description
Edward Henry Gordon Craig (1872-1966) was a member of the Lyceum, London, where he received training as an actor and began his career in stage design and production (1889-95). He was also an author, the Royal Designer for Industry of the Royal College of Art (1938), and president of the Mermaid Theatre, London (1964). In 1958, he was made a Companion of Honour. The collection consists of correspondence, cards, and woodcuts by Edmund Gordon Craig, as well as a photograph, ephemera, and related letters to Rudolph Holzapfel from Raymond Raynal (Jean Louis Barrault).
Background
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.
Extent
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
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Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
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