Edward Gordon Craig
Modernist stage designer and theatre director (1872-1966)
Edward Gordon Craig (16 January 1872 – 29 July 1966), sometimes known as Gordon Craig, was a English modernist theatre practitioner; he worked as an actor, producer, director and scenic designer, as well as developing an influential body of theoretical writings. He was the son of Ellen Terry, and had many children by many women, including Isadora Duncan, with whom he had a daughter, Deirdre (1906–13), who drowned at the age of seven.
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- The Reality? Is it then so certain that Life is made of four Absurdities?
Is it not far more certain that life is made up of Four Beauties
of Calmness, Joy, Harmony, Rhythm...
The truest reality.
And what of the expression of all this — Art?
Must Pandemonium and Ugliness ever stand for Strength?
- Introduction to Isadora Duncan : Six Movement Designs (1906)
- I believe in the time when we shall be able to create works of art in the Theatre without the use of the written play, without the use of actors.
- As quoted in On the Art of the Theatre (2009), p. 53.