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 appointed Royal Designer for Industry of the Royal College of
Art (1938), made a Companion of Honour (1958) and was appointed president of the Mermaid Theatre, London (1964). The collection
consists of materials related to Craig's career as an English stage designer and producer.
Edward Henry Gordon Craig was born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England, January 16, 1872; 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, Bradfield College, and Heidelberg College in Germany; married and later divorced from 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); died July 29, 1966 in Vence, France.
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