Actor–The Tragicall Historie of Hamlet Prince of Denmarke, Act 3, Scene 2
Edward Gordon Craig British
Subject William Shakespeare British
Not on view
This image comes from a set of illustrations to Hamlet that Craig worked on for seventeen years, developed from prints originally made around 1909–10 to demonstrate his revolutionary ideas for a production staged by the Moscow Art Theatre in 1912. A fine German illustrated edition integrating Craig's images with the text appeared in 1929, printed by Count Harry Kessler at the Cranach Press in Weimar, with a version in English following in 1930. The present sheet comes from a set of proofs issued with deluxe versions of the bound text.