INDEX TO THE STORY OF MY DAYS by Edward Gordon Craig


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Magazines in the '20's carried sketches and descriptions of Gordon Craig's work in the English theatre, bringing it to the attention of Americans. He is the son of Ellen Terry, and at 84 has written this autobiographical account of his life and the people around him from his birth in 1872 to 1907 when he reached the full maturity of his powers. Gordon grew up in the theatre and was imbued with it ""in blood and bone"". His parents and Henry Irving formed the triumvirate which guided him- he acted as a young boy-and for years he absorbed all parts of stage and theater lore. He sketched a great deal and his knowledge of woodcuts and etchings helped to direct him toward stage design. He had more than one wife and more than one mistress, the greatest of whom was Isadora Duncan.... He writes in a conversational style with great charm and discretion. His memoir is a reservoir of dates and facts which may not be of much interest except to the professional student- but it also pictures the man, the milieu and the era at the turn of the century.

Pub Date: Oct. 14th, 1957
Publisher: Viking