Gordon Craig’s Scene Project: a history open to revision


  • Luiz Fernando Ramos (University of São Paulo, São Paulo/SP, Brazil) Universidade de São Paulo


Screens, Scene, Models, Stagecraft, History


The article proposes a review of Gordon Craig’s Scene project, an invention patented in 1910 and developed until 1922. Craig himself kept an ambiguous position whether it was an unfulfilled project or not. His son and biographer Edward Craig sustained that Craig’s original aims were never achieved because of technical limitation, and most of the scholars who examined the matter followed this position. Departing from the actual screen models saved in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Craig’s original notebooks, and a short film from 1963, I defend that the patented project and the essay published in 1923 mean, indeed, the materialisation of the dreamed device of the thousand scenes in one scene.


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Ramos (University of São Paulo, São Paulo/SP, Brazil), L. F. (2022). Gordon Craig’s Scene Project: a history open to revision. Revista Brasileira De Estudos Da Presença, 4(3), 443–462. Recuperado de https://www.seer.ufrgs.br/index.php/presenca/article/view/45362



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