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Auction archive: Lot number 204

Craig (Edward Gordon).- Purcell (Henry) Dido & Aeneas: An Opera, woodcuts by E.G.Craig, original wrappers, Hackbridge, At the Sign of the Rose, 1900 & 2 other theatre programmes of early Craig productions (3)

Estimate
£300 - £400
ca. US$384 - US$512
Price realised:
n. a.
Auction archive: Lot number 204

Craig (Edward Gordon).- Purcell (Henry) Dido & Aeneas: An Opera, woodcuts by E.G.Craig, original wrappers, Hackbridge, At the Sign of the Rose, 1900 & 2 other theatre programmes of early Craig productions (3)

Estimate
£300 - £400
ca. US$384 - US$512
Price realised:
n. a.
Beschreibung:

Craig (Edward Gordon).- Purcell (Henry) Dido & Aeneas: An Opera...Performed by Members of the Purcell Operatic Society, Hampstead Conservatoire, on May 17th, 18th & 19th, 1900, 6 woodcut plates and decorations by Edward Gordon Craig Hackbridge, At the Sign of the Rose, 1900; Dido & Aeneas...May 1900 and March 1901, plates, 6 woodcut plates and decorations by Gordon Craig, Priory Press, 1901; Souvenir. Acis & Galatea, Masque of Love, as Produced at the Great Queen Street Theatre, March 10th, 1902 by Martin Shaw and Gordon Craig, title in red & black, plates, some colour, one tipped to thicker brown leaf, J.J.Waddington Ltd., 1902, theatre programmes, original printed brown or grey wrappers, the first rubbed and creased & slightly chipped at edges, a couple of small stains to upper wrapper, [Fletcher & Rood J4(a), J5(a) & J8(a)], 8vo & 4to (3) ⁂ The start of Craig's experimental ideas for a new theatre. Despite being performed by amateurs and for only three nights Dido & Aeneas was well-attended and received good reviews. Craig designed a memorable production, using gauzes and lighting to create a simple but effective performance, a "harmony of colour and form" as described in one of the reviews. It was revived the following year In Notting Hill Gate.

Auction archive: Lot number 204
Auction:
Datum:
27 Mar 2020
Auction house:
Forum Auctions
4 Ingate Place
London, SW8 3NS
United Kingdom
info@forumauctions.co.uk
+44 (0) 20 7871 2640
Beschreibung:

Craig (Edward Gordon).- Purcell (Henry) Dido & Aeneas: An Opera...Performed by Members of the Purcell Operatic Society, Hampstead Conservatoire, on May 17th, 18th & 19th, 1900, 6 woodcut plates and decorations by Edward Gordon Craig Hackbridge, At the Sign of the Rose, 1900; Dido & Aeneas...May 1900 and March 1901, plates, 6 woodcut plates and decorations by Gordon Craig, Priory Press, 1901; Souvenir. Acis & Galatea, Masque of Love, as Produced at the Great Queen Street Theatre, March 10th, 1902 by Martin Shaw and Gordon Craig, title in red & black, plates, some colour, one tipped to thicker brown leaf, J.J.Waddington Ltd., 1902, theatre programmes, original printed brown or grey wrappers, the first rubbed and creased & slightly chipped at edges, a couple of small stains to upper wrapper, [Fletcher & Rood J4(a), J5(a) & J8(a)], 8vo & 4to (3) ⁂ The start of Craig's experimental ideas for a new theatre. Despite being performed by amateurs and for only three nights Dido & Aeneas was well-attended and received good reviews. Craig designed a memorable production, using gauzes and lighting to create a simple but effective performance, a "harmony of colour and form" as described in one of the reviews. It was revived the following year In Notting Hill Gate.

Auction archive: Lot number 204
Auction:
Datum:
27 Mar 2020
Auction house:
Forum Auctions
4 Ingate Place
London, SW8 3NS
United Kingdom
info@forumauctions.co.uk
+44 (0) 20 7871 2640
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