Discussions of plays include well-known works by Ibsen, Wilde, Pinero, and Granville Barker
, as well as little-known plays by women including Clothilde Graves's The Mother of Three (1896), Edith Lyttleton's Warp and Woof (1904), Cicely Hamilton's Just to Get Married (1910), and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's suffrage play Something to Vote For (1911).
Stoker's essay "The Question of a National Theatre" (1908) is an important contri- bution, following Irving's death, to the vigorous debate being conducted with proponents such as Harley Granville Barker
and William Archer.
NEW YORK An Atlantic Theater Company presentation of a play in two acts by Harley Granville Barker
, adapted by David Mamet.
There's a big gap - they're much finer plays than those of Galsworthy or Granville Barker
, and those are considerable playwrights.
But the main drama offering at the festival provided a reassessment of the work of Harley Granville Barker
(1877-1946), a contemporary of George Bernard Shaw and often described as the most unjustly neglected playwright of the 20th century.
The Voysey Inheritance by Harley Granville Barker
dates from the same era as Playboy (1905 and 1907, respectively), and though it is nothing like as famous - the recent production at New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre represents, amazingly, its American premiere - it is very nearly as good.
Since its inception, Atlantic has produced more than 100 plays, including the Tony Award winning productions of Spring Awakening and The Beauty Queen of Leenane as well as The Lieutenant of Inishmore by Martin McDonagh, David Mamet's adaptation of The Voysey Inheritance by Harley Granville Barker
, David Mamet's Romance, Joe Penhall's Blue/Orange, Dublin Carol by Conor McPherson, Woody Allen's Writer's Block, the revival of Hobson's Choice, the revivals of American Buffalo and Edmond by David Mamet, Dangerous Corner by J.
Poel, Granville Barker
, Guthrie, Wanamaker (reprint, 2013)
Her sources range very widely from actors' biographies to official reports as she emphasises theatrical activities outside London and also outside the relatively constraining narratives that concentrate either on the exemplary/radical traditions associated with, for example Granville Barker
, the Workers' Theatre Movement, and the Royal Court, or on the West End.
When the British theater director and playwright Harley Granville Barker
(1877-1946) and his wife, the actress Lillah McCarthy (1875-1960), sailed for America to open a season in New York in 1915, they had no specific plans to offer American audiences Euripides.
The result was a chain gang of upper and middle-class rogues, made famous in the fictitious villains of writers as diverse as Thackeray, Dickens, George Eliot, Trollope, Gissing, Galsworthy and Granville Barker