Harley Granville-Barker was an actor, director, producer, and playwright. He is best known for innovations made in theatre practice and for the work Prefaces to Shakespeare. He was born November 25, 1877 in Kensington, London, to Mary Elizabeth Bozzi-Granville and Albert Barker. His first stage performance was at the age of 13. A year later he began formal stage training with Sarah Thorne at the Theatre Royal, Margate, making his London debut at the Comedy Theatre in 1892.
Barker was inclined toward the practices of the more experimental theatre companies, and between 1895-6, he toured with Ben Greet’s Company, making his professional debut as Romeo. In 1899, he joined William Poel’s Elizabethan Stage Society, where …
Owens, Rebekah . "Harley Granville-Barker". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 12 May 2014
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