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Granville Barker and the Dream of Theatre

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ISBN-10: 0521379962

ISBN-13: 9780521379960

Edition: N/A

Authors: Dennis Kennedy

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This is the first full treatment of Harley Granville Barker's active work in the theatre. It sheds new light on the actor, director, manager, playwright and critic who was one of the most fascinating and versatile men of the twentieth-century stage, and provides vivid accounts of the crucial productions of the time. Granville Barker was the chief force in establishing a place in Edwardian London for the 'New Drama' of Shaw and the European playwrights, and he also became known for his revolutionary productions of Shakespeare and Euripides. By 1915 he was generally regarded as the most important theatre artist in England. Using original documents and contemporary press reports, Dennis…    
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Book details

List price: $35.99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/18/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Preface
Dreaming a Theatre
Creating a New Drama
The Court productions
Shaw's natural son
The man of affairs
The limits of naturalism
Shakespeare alive
A wide-awake dream
Opening the stage
Ploughing the sands: the dream of a national theatre
Appendix
Notes
References
Index.