Craig Gordon (Craig Gordon)( English painter and theoretician of the theater.)
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Born in Harpendene (UK) January 16, 1872. The son of actress Ellen Terry and the architect EW Godwin. Up to twenty-one years was known as Henry, Edward Gordon Wardell (Wardell, by the name of his stepfather), then began calling himself Craig. In 1889 he debuted as an actor in the troupe G. Irving, where he remained until 1897, has played many roles in the British classical repertoire, including Romeo, Macbeth, Hamlet and Mercutio. Around 1900 the directors engaged in, having made a revolution in scenography, together with the Swiss artist and writer Adolphe Appia. Among the most successful productions, . where Craig served as both director and designer, . - Staged in Florence in 1906 Rosmersholm H. Ibsen with Eleonora Duse in the title role and Hamlet, . posed in 1911 by the Moscow Art Theater,
. In 1908, Craig founded the magazine 'Mask' ( 'The Mask'), dedicated to the art of theater. Of his most famous book The Art Theater (On the Art of the Theatre, . 1911, . reprinted in 1957), . Towards a new theater (Towards a New Theatre, . 1913), . Development of the theater (The Theatre Advancing, . 1919), . Scene (Scene, . 1923), . Henry Irving (Henry Irving, . 1930) and Ellen Terry and her secret 'I' (Ellen Terry and Her Secret Self, . 1932),
. In 1956 he was awarded the Order of Companions of Honor. In 1957 published an autobiography Index to Stories in my life (Index to the Story of My Days). Craig died at his home in France July 29, 1966.