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MS Typ 1122

Craig, Edward Gordon, 1872-1966. Edward Gordon Craig proofs for the Cranach Presse edition of Shakespeare's Hamlet, 1911-1930: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b, pf
Call No.: MS Typ 1122
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Craig, Edward Gordon, 1872-1966.
Title: Edward Gordon Craig proofs for the Cranach Presse edition of Shakespeare's Hamlet,
Date(s): 1911-1930.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 linear foot (1 box and 1 portfolio box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Proofs for the illustrations by Edward Gordon Craig for the Cranach Presse editions of Hamlet, published both in English and in German, and also additional materials concerning this publication.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2002H-103pf. Purchased with the Philip Hofer Trust fund and the Bayard Livingston and Kate Gray Kilgour Fund; received: 2002 October 23.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Caroline Duroselle-Melish

Conditions Governing Access:

Access to originals is restricted; contact the Curator of Printing & Graphic Arts.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Edward Gordon Craig Proofs for the Cranach Presse Edition of Shakespeare's Hamlet, 1911-1930 (MS Typ 1122). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

Houghton Library has a copy of the printed book, Typ 920.30.7850 F, cataloged as HOLLIS number 3729166: William Shakespeare. The tragedie of Hamlet prince of Denmarke. Edited by J. Dover Wilson...from the text of the second qvarto printed in 1604-5...with which are also printed the Hamlet stories from Saxo Grammaticus and Belleforest and English translations therefrom. Illustrated by Edward Gordon Craig. Weimar: Count Harry Kessler at the Cranach Press, 1930.

Biographical / Historical

Edward Gordon Craig (1872–1966) was an English actor, theatre director, designer, wood engraver, critic, publisher and self taught artist. He wrote many books on the theatre, produced over 500 wood engravings, and designed for theatre throughout Europe and in Moscow.

Arrangement

Arranged in two series:

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of proofs and other material concerning the illustrations by Edward Gordon Craig for the Cranach Presse editions of Hamlet, published both in English and in German.
The descriptions for the proofs in series I, provide the page number for each image and refer to the English edition. The titles to the individual images, given in italics, are derived from the list given in The Book as a Work of Art: The Cranach Press of Count Harry Kessler (2005), pp. 328-329. The proofs are grouped by the page(s) on which they occur, with multiple blocks and states of the same image placed in the same folder. The complex foldering and subfoldering system inherited with the archive has been preserved, together with the original folders, as these carry notes, both in Craig's hand and in the hands of others, identifying blocks and states, dates of printing, the number of copies, and the disposition of copies over time.
Series II, additional material, includes: unused block impressions, prospectuses for the English edition, an Emery Walter letter to EGC and sample woodcut, galley proofs for the German edition (1927), and lists of blocks.

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