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I looked up the theatre designer (among other things) Gordon Craig after seeing the Lminato prodcjtion In the Full Light (something like that).. more anon

The third remarkable aspect of Craig’s experiments in theatrical form were his attempts to integrate design elements with his work with actors. His mise en scène sought to articulate the relationships in space between movement, sound, line, and colour. Craig promoted a theatre focused on the craft of the director – a theatre where action, words, colour and rhythm combine in dynamic dramatic form.[8]

All of his life, Craig sought to capture "pure emotion" or "arrested development" in the plays on which he worked. Even during the years when he was not producing plays, Craig continued to make models, to conceive stage designs and to work on directorial plans that were never to reach performance. He believed that a director should approach a play with no preconceptions and he embraced this in his fading up from the minimum or blank canvas approach.[


Gordon Craig  1872 1966

sll  those kids!


In 1893 Craig married Helen Mary (May) Gibson, with whom he had five children: Philip Carlisle (born 1894), Rosemary Nell (born 1894), Henry Edward Robin (born 1895), John (born 1896) and Peter (born 1897).[3]

With his lover, the violinist Elena Fortuna Meo (1879–1957) he had three children: Ellen Gordon (1903–1904), Ellen Gordon ("Nelly"; 1904–1975) and Edward Anthony Carrick (1905–1998; an art director of British films).[3] With his lover, the dancer Isadora Duncan, he had a daughter, Deirdre Beatrice (1906–1913), who drowned at the age of seven with another of Duncan's children, Patrick Augustus, and their nanny.[3] With his lover, the poet Dorothy Nevile Lees, he had a son, Davidino Lees (1916–2004), a noted Italian photojournalist.[3] His granddaughter is the illustrator and author Helen Craig.[2]