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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.
The early twentieth-century history of Euripides' Trojan Women in America follows a trajectory from poetic drama in Granville-Barker's and Browne's productions, which presented their antiwar lessons most overtly in the program notes, to experimental theater like Trojan Incident, which put its outspoken critique onstage.
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.
Long before David Mamet's recent adaptation made Harley Granville-Barker's "The Voysey Inheritance" a hit for the Atlantic, the Mint staged the corrosive play's belated New York premiere in 1999, a mere 95 years after it was written.
One of the masters of the well-made play was the multitalented Harley Granville-Barker (1877-1946), playwright, actor, producer, director, and Shakespearean scholar.
The Left, for whom the National Theatre had been one of their causes (Shaw, Granville-Barker) were horrified to discover that the NT was the plaything of the Establishment.
Enron, Tyco, WorldCom and Adelphia--whichever white-collar criminal or CEO fraud floats your pertinence-seeking boat, the chicanery that sets in motion Harley Granville-Barker's 1905 melodrama The Voysey Inheritance can match it resonantly, point for dishonest point.
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.B.