1930 · London
A Production, Being Thirty-Two Collotype Plates of Designs Projected or Realised for "The Pretenders" of Henrik Ibsen, and produced at the Royal Theatre, Copenhagen 1926
By Edward Gordon Graig.
London: Oxford University Press, Humphrey Milford, 1930.
Large folio, [vi] 21 pp. + 32 Plates (37 designs, of which 12 are coloured); gilt-lettered red cloth (sun fading discoloration on top front cover, bottom corners slightly frayed, a nick at bottom right).
LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies on mould-made paper (of 605 total production).
In 1926 Craig designed a production of Ibsen's The Pretenders for the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen. The enormous stage enabled Craig to abandon traditional scenery and to achieve extraordinary effects with the lighting.
Ref. Fletcher & Rood. Edward Gordon Craig: A Bibliography, A32 (b); Cavanagh, British Theatre. A Bibliography 1901 to 1985, 3351. (Inventory #: BB_Craig21)