Harley Granville Barker (1877-1946) – part 2

Harley Granville Barker (1877-1946) – part  2

THE GOLDEN AGE OF THEATRE (1880-1920) Although it appears that Bernard Shaw was the main financier of the Court Theatre project, it was clear that, with the limited budget, Granville Barker would, in addition to producing, also have to act in many of the plays. He chose as his leading lady Lillah McCarthy, who had […]

Harley Granville Barker (1877-1946) – part 1

Harley Granville Barker (1877-1946) – part 1

THE GOLDEN AGE OF THEATRE (1880-1920) Harley Granville Barker was born in Kensington, London. In 1891, at the age of 14, he made his first stage appearance at Harrogate (GB) in the  Vice Versa. After spending some months training for the stage with Sarah Thorne and performing in her stock company at the Theatre Royal, […]