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Finding Aid for the Rudolph Holzapfel Collection About Edward Gordon Craig, 1944-1960
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Rudolph Holzapfel Collection About Edward Gordon Craig,
    Date (inclusive): 1944-1960
    Collection number: 1482
    Creator: Holzapfel, Rudolph
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Abstract: 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).
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Biography

    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.

    Scope and Content

    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).

    Expanded Scope and Content

    The collection consists primarily of letters written to Rudolf Melander Holzapfel from Edward Gordon Craig. Craig addressed Holzapfel as “Rudolph,” “Holz,” or “Ward” at various times. In folder 1, in addition to Craig's letters, is a green notebook in which these letters were originally placed, as well as Holzapfel's holograph note, which explains some of the abbreviations and references in the text of the letters.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Holzapfel, Rudolph--Archives.
    Craig, Edward Gordon, 1872-1966--Archives.
    Barrault, Jean Louis--Correspondence.
    Theatrical producers and directors--England--Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Woodcuts.

    Related Material

    Edward Gordon Craig Papers (Collection 1006) . Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.