This reissue contains a wealth of new features: a specially written introduction; updated bibliography; further reading.
First published in 1911, On the Art of the Theatre remains one of the seminal texts of theatre theory and practice.
Actor, director, designer and pioneering theorist, Edward Gordon Craig was one of twentieth century theatre's great modernisers. Here, he is eloquent and entertaining in expounding his views on the theatre; a crucial and prescient contribution that retains its relevance almost a century later.
This reissue contains a wealth of new features:
a specially written Introduction and notes from editor Franc Chamberlain
an updated bibliography
Controversial and original, On the Art of the Theatre stands as one of the most influential books on theatre of the twentieth century.
Prefaces. Introduction. God Save the King. The Artists of the Theatre of the Future. The Actor and the Uber-Marionette. Some Evil Tendencies of the Modern Theatre. Plays and Playwrights. The Theatre in Russia, Germany, and England. The Art of the Theatre (1st Dialogue). The Art of the Theatre (2nd Dialogue). The Ghosts in the Tragedies of Shakespeare. Shakespeare's Plays. Realism and the Actor. Open-Air Theatres. Symbolism. The Exquisite and the Precious