Monsieur Edward Gordon Craig

By Edward Gordon Craig and Narguess Majd

2009 - 2012


dward Gordon Craig wrote a certain number of texts for puppets called The Drama for Fools. He also had a collection of English paper theatres (toy theatres) and he devoted a part of one of the volumes of his famous journal, The Mask, to this subject. The paper theatre devoted Papierthéâtre Company could not resist the temptation to use this technique to perform two parodies of Shakespeare's plays by Craig: Once Upon a Time nd Romeo & Juliet. The show has three parts:

1. Once Upon a Time, based on King Lear. An attempt to adapt "The Screens" theory to paper theatre and an effort to stay loyal to Craig's text!

2. Monsieur Edward Gordon Craig, a Life. A presentation of Craig's life and work using photos and documents.

Romeo & Juliet which mocks both the original play and the controversies it raised. This script brings together authors, feminist heroines, famous directors and Juliet who cares about nothing less than she cares about Romeo's love.


Directors and actors: Alain Lecucq & Narguess Majd


Suitable for:

Adults & adolescents

Maximum 60 persons



"Its simplicity is conspicuous and ably demonstrates how little is needed to crank up the imagination, create an effect or evoke an emotion."

British Theatre Guide - 21 January 2010

"The very pleasant English folly of the members of the Company makes them charming. Monsieur Edward Gordon Craig offers the possibility to get to know better this indispensible artist of the theatre world as well as to find out more about paper theatre and a few of its secrets."

Théâtrothèque - 13 January 2013


Technical conditions:

5 m wide x 5 m deep stage

lack box

Contact the Company for the specification sheet