Granville-Barker, Harley, 1877-1946

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Birth 1877-11-25
Death 1946-08-31
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English

Biographical notes:

Granville-Barker was an English actor, producer, dramatist, and critic.

From the description of Papers, 1877-1937. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122468875

From the guide to the Papers, 1877-1937., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Harley Granville-Barker began his stage career as an actor in a provincial company, before first appearing in London in 1892. He went on to have a career on the stage, acting with many well known names such as Ben Greet. He was associated with the Stage Society and later moved into theatre management, working at the Duke of York's Theatre, the Savoy, and St James's among others. He also worked on the adaptation of plays.

From the guide to the Harley Granville-Barker Archive (addition), 1912-1915, (V&A Department of Theatre and Performance)

Harley Granville Barker began his stage career as an actor in a provincial company, before first appearing in London in 1892. He went on to have a career on the stage, acting with many well known names such as Ben Greet. He was associated with the Stage Society and later moved into theatre management, working at the Duke of York's Theatre, the Savoy, and St James's among others. He also worked on the adaptation of plays.

From the guide to the Harley Granville-Barker Archive, 1906-1939, (V&A Department of Theatre and Performance)

English dramatist, actor, producer, and critic.

From the description of Letters received, ca. 1928. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367389731

English author, actor, producer, Shakespearian scholar.

From the description of Letters, to Maurice Browne, 1913-1920. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34365282

Harley Granville Barker was born in Kensington, London, in 1877. His career included prominent success in five branches of theatrical life: as an actor, director, producer-manager, critic and playwright. In his twenties, he became established as a leader of the movement to reform British theatre, to make it less about spectacle and escapism and transform it into the cradle of a New Drama that explored social issues and featured naturalistic staging and realistic psychology. He can be viewed as one of the artists who invented the idea of the modern theatre director. He died in 1946.

From the description of Harley Granville-Barker [manuscript]. [1898?] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 225723392

This play was first staged in London in 1915.

From the description of The Madras house / by Harley Granville-Barker, 2007. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 678688910

English dramatist, actor, producer, and critic.

English dramatist, actor, producer, and critic.

From the guide to the Harley Granville-Barker letters, ca. 1928, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

English dramatist, actor, producer, and critic.

English dramatist, actor, producer, and critic.

From the guide to the Harley Granville-Barker letters, ca. 1928, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

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Subjects:

  • Fashion design--Drama
  • Actors
  • Fashion designers--Drama
  • Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
  • Authors--Great Britain--Autographs
  • Man-woman relationships--Drama
  • Married people--Drama
  • Marriage--Drama
  • Authors--Autographs
  • Censorship--Drama
  • Theater--History--20th century
  • Authors--Great Britain--Correspondence
  • Theater--20th century
  • English drama--20th century
  • Authors, English--20th century--Manuscripts
  • Authors--Correspondence
  • Women--Social conditions--Drama
  • Theater--Production and direction
  • Theatrical producers and directors
  • Censorship
  • Literature
  • English literature--20th century

Occupations:

  • Dramatists

Places:

  • Europe (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • France (as recorded)