Independent Granville Barker
is challenging Tory Nicola May and Labour's Ann Kenyon in Worsley.
Harley Granville Barker
. Edited by Colin Chambers and Richard Nelson
Vedrenne and Harley Granville Barker
, and the early years at Dublin's Abbey Theatre.
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).
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.
In 1907, Waste, Harley Granville Barker
's play about the political and private downfall of a British politician, was banned by the official Examiner of Plays for its "extremely outspoken references to sexual relations." One of the offending details included reference to a back-street abortion that leads to the patient's death--a common occurrence never to be discussed in post-Victorian England.
Theatre and Fashion also draws attention to the fascinating theatrical intertextuality of plays such as Granville Barker
's The Madras House (whose set-piece mannequin parade deployed the visual language of orientalism to expose the commercialized eroticism of pre-war haute couture), Edward Knoblock's opportunistic and reassuringly conservative reply in My Lady's Dress, and the suffragettes' responses, both on the street and on the stage, to the competing challenges of politics, clothes, civil disobedience, and the eroticized commerce of fashion.
There is a chapter on Granville Barker
's adaptation of The Dynasts - the West End's contribution to the war effort - and another which discusses the various plays based on Tess.
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.
Poel, Granville Barker
, Guthrie, Wanamaker (reprint, 2013)