Edward Gordon Craig

International theatre director, designer, writer, thinker and artist

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Visit the major, newly-curated exhibition on Edward Gordon Craig in his birthplace of Stevenage, running until 3rd June 2017 at Stevenage Museum.

Rebel and prophet - the forgotten moderniser of the 20th century stage

AN EXHIBITION AT
STEVENAGE MUSEUM
11 FEB - 3 JUNE 2017

STEVENAGE MUSEUM
ST. GEORGES WAY
STEVENAGE SG1 1XX

OPEN WEDNESDAY- FRIDAY 10AM-4.30PM & SATURDAY 10AM-5PM

ADMISSION FREE

When it came to naming Stevenage's new town theatre, his name jumped off the pages of theatre history. One of the most radical and influential forces on the world's stages was born less than a mile away.

Son of actress Ellen Terry, the 'uncrowned queen of England', Edward Gordon Craig grew up on the London stage alongside Henry Irving at the heart of the 19th century's theatrical elite.

But Craig was harbouring a revolutionary reaction to conventional theatre-making; the visionary was already hard at work...

A new theatre for a new century was to be born.

Edward Gordon Craig, born in 1872, was one of the most radical and influential forces on the stages of the world. His productions across Europe, inspirational designs and prolific writings defined him as a leading moderniser of 20th century theatre. Craig's visions have invigorated generations of theatre-makers and continue to resonate and inspire today.