probably by James Craig Annan, for T. & R. Annan & Sons
sepia platinum print on photographer's card mount, 1910
6 1/8 in. x 8 1/2 in. (157 mm x 215 mm)
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- Harley Granville-Barker (1877-1946), Actor, producer, dramatist and critic. Sitter in 31 portraits, Artist associated with 2 portraits.
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Granville-Barker did much to form a new style of presentation of Shakespeare through experimental productions held at the Savoy Theatre between 1912 and 1914. In his Midsummer Night's Dream (1914) the fairies were slightly sinister, dressed in gold and moved against purple and green draperies. Granville-Barker wrote his major Shakespeare criticism Prefaces to Shakespeare between 1924 and 1946. In the introduction he wrote, 'All great drama tends to concentrate upon character... not upon picturing men as they show themselves... but on the hidden man'.
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Current affairsGeorge V succeeds Edward VII to the throne.
The Liberals win narrow victories after calling two General Elections following escalating tension between the Liberal administration and the Lords reached crisis point with the Lords' unprecedented rejection of Lloyd George's 1909 budget. The budget included tax reform intended to fund social reform and a rearmament programme, but was seen by the Conservative Lords as an assault on property.