This is a collection of essays written by a revolutionary in theatrical stagecraft, Robert Edmond Jones (1887–1954 ). Jones was a scenic, lighting, and costume designer who was vastly influential in stagecraft and is credited with bringing “The New Stagecraft” to the American drama. This collection delves into the mind of Jones as he illuminates his idea and design on paper. It also includes contributions from collaborators who described Jones as a colleague and friend. Those interested in stagecraft and the history of modern theatre will find this work a valuable gem of information from one of the most important figures in the history of modern theatre. Known for his simplistic set design, Robert Edmond Jones, was an innovator of American theatre, designing sets and lighting as incorporated aspects of performance, no longer a crutch for actors to depict setting, but a complement to the performance.