Harley Granville Barker: A very English avant-garde

  title={Harley Granville Barker: A very English avant-garde},
  author={Christopher McCullough},
  journal={Studies in Theatre and Performance},
  pages={223 - 235}
Abstract This article argues that Granville Barker's claims to be recognised as part of a cultural avant-garde have been underrated. It reads him as a man who, having fought his way into the world of the intelligentsia, assimilated its developing values and expressed them in his three Shakespearean productions at the Savoy between 1912 and 1914. 
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