Interlude: The art of Edward Gordon Craig’s theatre

Authored by: Robert Leach

An Illustrated History of British Theatre and Performance

Print publication date:  December  2018
Online publication date:  December  2018

Print ISBN: 9780415725163
eBook ISBN: 9780429463679
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429463679-55

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Abstract

The voice of British modernist theatre which echoed most loudly through the twentieth century was that of Edward Gordon Craig. Born an ‘insider’, yet illegitimate, the son of E.W. Godwin, architect and stage designer, and Ellen Terry, Henry Irving’s leading actress, he was to make his way determinedly to the margins and became the theatre’s most dedicated ‘outsider’, from the heart of the Victorian theatrical establishment to a sounding presence in European theatrical modernism.

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