1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, Adaptation, Drama, Edwardian Stage, England, Silent Era, Victorian Stage

Harley Granville Barker.

Harley Granville Barker (25/11/1877-31/8/1948), London born actor, director, playwright, manager, critic, and theorist. After early success as an actor in the plays of George Bernard Shaw he increasingly turned to directing and was a major figure in British theatre in the Edwardian and inter-war periods. As a writer his plays, which tackled difficult and controversial subject matter, met with a mixed reception during his lifetime but have continued to receive attention.

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