Video: Craig's Birthplace in Stevenage

Harvey Grossman, a friend and unofficial pupil of Edward Gordon Craig's, visits the birthplace of Edward Gordon Craig, the man who revolutionised 20th century theatre and design.

Edward Gordon Craig (1872-1966) was the illegitimate son of actress Ellen Terry (1847-1928) and architect Edward William Godwin (1833-1886). Edward Gordon and his sister Edith (1869-1947) took the surname Craig by deed poll in 1893.

Filmed outside 23 Orchard Road (formerly Railway Street), Stevenage, England in July 2016, almost 50 years to the day after Craig's death, Harvey Grossman talks to Hilary Spiers, local history researcher and chair of Stevenage Arts Guild.

Created as part of the Who is Gordon Craig? project, exploring the life and work of Gordon Craig in his birthplace of Stevenage and beyond 50 years after his death, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Filming and editing by Pearldrop pearldrop.com

Harvey Grossman
Hilary Spiers
Our thanks to Mrs. Maureen Hobson