Harley Granville-Barker and the modern English theatre
Salenius, Elmer William
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Although Harley Granville-Barker has been considered one of the most significant figures in the modern English theatre ever since the early twentieth century, no comprehensive account of his varied achievements has heretofore been written. It is the purpose of this study to provide such an account--to describe and evaluate his contributions to the theatre as actor, producer, dramatists, and critic. Incorporated inna biographical sketch in this dissertation is an account of Barker's work as an actor. After appearing in various contemporary plays and revivals of Shakespeare, Barker made his greatest success as an actor at the Court Theatre from 1904 to 1907, playing the heroes of many of Shaw's plays and of his own. Judging by contemporary accounts, he excelled in realistic portrayals of men of charm and intellectual passion, and his voice was very effective in lyrical moods as well as in repartee. [Truncated]
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Boston University
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