Twenty-first century practitioners of the genre have to face challenges undreamed-of by writers like Granville-Barker
and Rattigan, due to the current exigencies of Broadway economics.
The four full-length plays collected under the title, "New Woman Plays"--Florence Bell's and Elizabeth Robins's Alan's Wife, Cicely Hamilton's Diana of Dobson's, Elizabeth Baker's Chains, and Githa Sowerby's Rutherford and Son--make it difficult to teach Modern British Drama as it used to be taught: the best of Pinero, Wilde, Shaw, Granville-Barker
, Galsworthy, etc.
Granville-Barker superbly wrong-foots auds by beginning with what threatens to be a simple "sins-of-the-father" scenario.
Edward, waiting to spill the beans, sits in terrifying, charged-up silence, undercutting the tightly woven web of family connections that Granville-Barker skillfully--and often hilariously--brings to the fore.
He collaborated with Harley Granville-Barker
on Prunella (1906), a charming fantasy that was the notable exception to that rule.
As the work of John Galsworthy, Harley Granville-Barker
When the modish terminology is translated into clearer and more familiar language, Mr Mooney's accounts of the plays seem actually less responsive to theatrical effects than were those of, say, Granville-Barker
A century-old play snared a playwriting award for its author, Harley Granville-Barker
, at this year's Obie award ceremony, honoring achievement Off and Off-Off Broadway.
Whitebrook's colorful, fluid account describes in vivid detail Archer's life-long, often combative friendship with George Bernard Shaw, as well as his close associations with Ibsen, Pinero, Galsworthy and Granville-Barker