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(Biography) Harley. 1877–1946, English dramatist, theatre director, and critic, noted particularly for his Prefaces to Shakespeare (1927–47)


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Harley, 1877–1946, English playwright, actor, and critic.
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Noun1.Granville-Barker - English actor and dramatist and critic and director noted for his productions of Shakespearean plays (1877-1946)
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After a successful career as an actor in the plays of George Bernard Shaw, Harley Granville-Barker (1877-1946) gradually turned to directing.
On the literary front, Gibbs discusses Shaw's influences (Shakespeare, Bunyan, Blake, Dickens, Chekhov, Strindberg, Ibsen) and friendships: from playwrights Henry Arthur Jones, Harley Granville-Barker, Arthur Wing Pinero, Oscar Wilde, and W.
One of the masters of the well-made play was the multitalented Harley Granville-Barker (1877-1946), playwright, actor, producer, director, and Shakespearean scholar.
Even a critic such as Harley Granville-Barker, who was very much concerned with how to perform the plays, generally had little recourse either to their stage history, or to contemporary productions.
During his twenty seasons in Niagara-on-the-Lake, he has directed many major works and been instrumental in reexamining plays by forgotten authors such as Harley Granville-Barker and J.
Other groups paid sophisticated homage to their Victorian and Edwardian forebears, figures like Harley Granville-Barker and William Poel or groups such as the Elizabethan Stage Society, suggesting that their reconstruction took its place in a continued rethinking of how the theatrical past is mediated by the theatrical present.