In this edited transcription of his remarks at the 2013 Pomona College (California) conference “Action, Scene and Voice,” Harvey Grossman elucidates the theory and practice of his two most important teachers: Edward Gordon Craig and Étienne Decroux. Grossman elucidates Craig’s much-debated comments on the “Art of the Theatre,” as well as Craig’s influence upon the French corporeal mime Étienne Decroux. He relates in detail Craig’s positive response to seeing Decroux and his students (among them Jean-Louis Barrault and Éliane Guyon) perform in 1945.
© 2017 Harvey Grossman
"Edward Gordon Craig, Étienne Decroux, and the Rediscovery of Mime,"
Vol. 26, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholarship.claremont.edu/mimejournal/vol26/iss1/5