Monday, 16 November 2009

Edward Gordon Craig

I've been interested in the work of Edward Gordon Craig ever since I studied theatre studies at college.

1872 - 1966

Born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Author of 'On the art of Theatre'

He demanded complete artistic control.

The DIRECTOR was the 'True artist of the theatre', actors were no more than 'marionettes'

Everything combines to present the 'unified stage picture'

He revolutionized the way set design was approached. The main focus being that of large screens, panels, boxes. These were simple in design, solid elements, that could be moved and rotated to construct different settings and scenes. Neutral, mobile, non representational. They complemented the actors on stage, setting off the movement and lighting.

Articulate the relationship between movement and sound, line and colour.

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