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- n. English actor and dramatist and critic and director noted for his productions of Shakespearean plays (1877-1946)
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Harley Granville-Barker once told John Gielgud that you have to give Richard variety of tone and colour but "within the frame of the verse."
But, in terms of envisioning what a national theatre could be, he was not to be compared with a playwright and theatrical visionary like Harley Granville-Barker.
[S] et in the mahogany library of the Voysey family's luxurious country house, Granville-Barker turns the notion of property-as-theft into what the Edwardians would have called a ripping yarn.
In the course of three remarkable seasons at the beginning of the 20th century, under the joint management of J E Vedrenne and Harley Granville-Barker, no fewer than 11 of George Bernard Shaw's plays were performed (six for the first time), as well as important plays by John Galsworthy and Granville-Barker himself.
Across the Atlantic, of course, family or dynastic pride were in full control of many name-combinations, but these were generally of the double-barreled kind: Quiller-Couch, Baring-Gould, Granville-Barker.