Edith Ailsa Geraldine Craig(1869-1947), Actress, theatre director, producer and set and costume designer; daughter of Ellen Terry
Sitter in 4 portraits
Daughter of actress Ellen Terry, Craig made her first appearance on the London stage in 1878 and went on to design costumes and act for the Lyceum Theatre. Edith Craig & Co. was established by Craig, producing theatre costumes and collaborating on productions with her mother and brother Edward. Craig felt strongly that 'no self-respecting woman could be other than a suffragist' and in 1911 set up the Pioneer Players, a theatre society producing plays on women's suffrage. As well as working for the Actresses' Franchise League, Craig collaborated with Cicely Hamilton to create A Pageant of Great Women attracting large audiences across Britain. Craig lived with her partner, the dramatist Christabel Marshall in London.
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