Harley Granville-Barker

Standard Name: Granville-Barker, Harley
Used Form: Harley Granville Barker


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Education Edith Craig
EC was educated first at a co-educational school run by Mrs Cole in Foxton Road, Earl's Court, London. This school, at which Edith became a boarder in 1883, had also been attended by...
Friends, Associates Githa Sowerby
Through her husband she acquired a circle of friends including E. V. Lucas , Kenneth Bird (professionally the cartoonist Fougasse ), Granville-Barker , and Cyril Hogg (owner of the music publishing firm Samuel French ).
Riley, Patricia. Looking for Githa. New Writing North.
Friends, Associates Susan Tweedsmuir
ST made her own the friendship with Elizabeth Robins that had begun because Robins was a friend of her mother's. She was also close to playwright-producer Harley Granville-Barker and particularly to his second wife, the...
Occupation Florence Farr
FF composed the music and led the chorus for Harley Granville-Barker 's production of Euripides ' Hippolytus, translated by Gilbert Murray and performed at the Court Theatre .
Johnson, Josephine. Florence Farr: Bernard Shaw’s new woman. Colin Smythe.
Performance of text George Paston
GP 's first play, The Pharisee's Wife, was performed at the Duke of York's Theatre , produced by Granville-Barker .
Nicoll, Allardyce. English Drama, 1900-1930. Cambridge University Press.
Wearing, J. P. The London Stage 1900-1909. Scarecrow Press.
Performance of text George Bernard Shaw
Vedrenne and Barker first presented Getting Married, GBS 's discussion play critiquing Britain's marriage laws, at the Haymarket Theatre in London.
Innes, Christopher, editor. The Cambridge Companion to George Bernard Shaw. Cambridge University Press.
Weintraub, Stanley, editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 10. Gale Research.
Performance of text Elizabeth Baker
EB wrote this and her later plays while in full-time employment. It and the other Court Theatre productions were put on by the Play Actors society. Chains was revived in 1910 by Dion Boucicault at...
Performance of text Florence Farr
As well as writing for the stage, FF composed music for it, notably for Harley Granville-Barker 's production of Gilbert Murray 's translation of Hippolytus by Euripides , which was performed in May 1902. She...
Publishing Githa Sowerby
She had worked on it during a visit to Sutton Courtenay just before she was married, and finished it in late 1913. Curtis Brown had wanted her to produce something more light-hearted, but several theatre...
Reception Elizabeth Robins
Despite its open treatment of politics and abortion, the play had little trouble securing a licence from the Lord Chamberlain. In the same year Granville-Barker 's play Waste was refused a licence for dealing with...
Textual Production Githa Sowerby
Beecham called the play a ferocious Geordie drama thick with dialect, diatribe and an unsparing depiction of the brutalities of the industrial north at the turn of the century.
Beecham, Richard, and Patricia Riley. “Foreword”. Looking for Githa, New Writing North.
Its recent director, Jonathan Miller ...


February 1891: Theatre producer and critic J. T. Grein founded...

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February 1891

Theatre producer and critic J. T. Grein founded the Independent Theatre Society in London to promote literary rather than commercial plays, and the new drama in particular.

Autumn 1904 to summer 1907: Under the management of playwright and director...

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Autumn 1904 to summer 1907

Under the management of playwright and director Harley Granville-Barker and business manager J. E. Vedrenne , the Court Theatre became the first permanent home of the new drama.

1907: Harley Granville-Barker's play Waste, designed...

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Harley Granville-Barker 's play Waste, designed to have been the centre-piece of his ambitious new season at the Savoy Theatre , was banned by the lord chamberlain largely because a death from illegal abortion...

19 May 1908: A campaign to establish a National Theatre...

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19 May 1908

A campaign to establish a National Theatre began with a mass meeting at the Lyceum Theatre , London.

September 1930: Harley Granville-Barker's book A National...

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September 1930

Harley Granville-Barker 's book A National Theatre proposed the building of such a theatre on London's South Bank near Charing Cross Bridge.


Sackville-West, Vita. “The Women Poets of the Seventies”. The Eighteen-Seventies: Essays by Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, edited by Harley Granville-Barker, Cambridge University Press, 1929, pp. 111-32.