NEW YORK CITY: Shakespeare scholars extol only the testosterone bunch: Orson Welles, Harley Granville-Barker
, Peter Brook, David Garrick, Laurence Olivier.
Even a critic such as Harley Granville-Barker
, who was very much concerned with how to perform the plays, generally had little recourse either to their stage history, or to contemporary productions.
, the director and producer of classical British theatre, sent Gielgud a sharp note, suggesting he play the lines and not between them.
During his twenty seasons in Niagara-on-the-Lake, he has directed many major works and been instrumental in reexamining plays by forgotten authors such as Harley Granville-Barker
Other groups paid sophisticated homage to their Victorian and Edwardian forebears, figures like Harley Granville-Barker
and William Poel or groups such as the Elizabethan Stage Society, suggesting that their reconstruction took its place in a continued rethinking of how the theatrical past is mediated by the theatrical present.