Farewell to the Theatre by Richard Nelson

By Richard Nelson

Harley Granville Barker, the main influential theatre-maker of his time, unearths himself adrift in the US through the nice conflict. Estranged from the theatre, and along with his spirit virtually damaged by way of an acrimonious divorce, he seeks shelter within the relative obscurity of a quiet, backwater, Williamstown, Massachusetts. He reveals convenience within the congeniality of his fellow refugees and within the courtesy of strangers - and progressively starts off to regain his religion in humanity and his trust within the critical position of Theatre within the civilised community.

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