Edward Gordon Craig

Edward Gordon Craig

Edward Henry Gordon Craig (16 January 1872 – 29 July 1966), sometimes known as Gordon Craig, was an English modernist theatre practitioner; he worked as an actor, director and scenic designer, as well as developing an influential body of theoretical writings. Craig was the son of revered actress Dame Ellen Terry.

The Gordon Craig theatre, built in Stevenage (the town of his birth), was named in his honour in 1975.

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