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  1. Harley Granville Barker (1877 – 1946)

  2. Harley Granville Barker (1877 – 1946)

  3. Harley Granville Barker (1877 – 1946) Actor, director, manager

  4. Harley Granville Barker (1877 – 1946) Actor, director, manager, playwright Stage Society, founded to circumvent censorship

  5. Harley Granville Barker (1877 – 1946) Actor, director, manager Stage Society, founded to circumvent censorship Court Theatre

  6. Harley Granville Barker (1877 – 1946) Actor, director, manager Stage Society, founded to circumvent censorship Court Theatre Barker-Vedrenne Management company: cheap productions

  7. Harley Granville Barker (1877 – 1946) Actor, director, manager Stage Society, founded to circumvent censorship Court Theatre Barker-Vedrenne Management company: cheap productions 1000 performances at Court Theatre, 700 of them of Shaw plays, with Granville Barker in the lead

  8. Harley Granville Barker (1877 – 1946)

  9. Harley Granville Barker (1877 – 1946)

  10. The Voysey Inheritance (1905) Setting: both at home and at the office

  11. The Voysey Inheritance (1905) Setting: both at home and at the office Inheritance: Edward Voysey’s inheritance Peacey’s inheritance

  12. Stage directions: directed at readers as well as viewers

  13. Stage directions: directed at readers as well as viewers Drama becoming literature to be read

  14. Mr. Voysey "splendid life's work"

  15. Mr. Voysey "splendid life's work" "you have to cultivate your own sense of right and wrong; deal your own justice. But that makes a bigger man of you, let me tell you." (17)

  16. Mr. Voysey "splendid life's work" "you have to cultivate your own sense of right and wrong; deal your own justice. But that makes a bigger man of you, let me tell you." (17) Beatrice: "a great financier . . a man of imagination. He had to find scope for his abilities, or die.” (122)

  17. Alice: "You've no right to your money. You've not earned it or deserved it in any way. Therefore, don't be surprised or annoyed if any enterprising person tries to get it from you. He has at least as much right to it as you have . . if he can use it better, he has more right.” (74)

  18. Alice: "You've no right to your money. You've not earned it or deserved it in any way. Therefore, don't be surprised or annoyed if any enterprising person tries to get it from you. He has at least as much right to it as you have . . if he can use it better, he has more right.” (74)

  19. Booth: "I like to feel that my money is doing some good in the world. These mines are very useful things, and forty-two per cent is pleasing." (40)

  20. Alice’s inheritance (400 per year)

  21. Alice’s inheritance (400 per year) Beatrice married Hugh for his money

  22. Alice’s inheritance (400 per year) Beatrice married Hugh for his money Ethel wants check for wedding

  23. Alice’s inheritance (400 per year) Beatrice married Hugh for his money Ethel wants check for wedding Peasey wants cash in envelop

  24. Preferred stock (Alguazils preferred)

  25. Preferredshares(Alguazils preferred) Atherley Trust

  26. Preferred shares (Alguazils preferred) Atherley Trust 4 ½ percent (government bonds)

  27. Preferred shares (Alguazils preferred) Atherley Trust 4 ½ percent (government bonds) Land lease

  28. Preferred shares (Alguazils preferred) Atherley Trust 4 ½ percent (government bonds) Land lease Mortages

  29. Trust Edward. The Atherley Trust. Mr. Voysey. Quite so. Edward. [With one accusing glance.] Trust.

  30. Trust Edward: "How long has it been going on? Why didn't you tell me before? Oh, I know you thought you'd pull through; but I'm your partner . . don't' think I mean to shirk that, father. Perhaps I ought to have discovered, but those affairs were always in your hand. I trusted . . I beg your pardon. Oh, it's us . . not you. Everyone has trusted us.

  31. Trust Edward: "How long has it been going on? Why didn't you tell me before? Oh, I know you thought you'd pull through; but I'm your partner . . don't' think I mean to shirk that, father. Perhaps I ought to have discovered, but those affairs were always in your hand. I trusted . . I beg your pardon. Oh, it's us . . not you. Everyone has trusted us.

  32. Trust Booth: "Considering how absolutely I trusted your father, and believed in him, I think you should at once return me the balance of my capital that there is left.” (105)

  33. Trust Booth: "Considering how absolutely I trusted your father, and believed in him, I think you should at once return me the balance of my capital that there is left.” (105)

  34. Confidence Mr. Voysey: “What has carried me to victory? The confidence of my clients. What has earned that confidence? A decent life, my integrity, my brains? No, my reputation for wealth . . that, and nothing else. Business now-a-days is run on the lines of the confidence trick. . . And if one is not opulent in one's daily life one loses that wonderful . . financier's touch. One must be confident oneself."

  35. Confidence Mr. Voysey: “What has carried me to victory? The confidence of my clients. What has earned that confidence? A decent life, my integrity, my brains? No, my reputation for wealth . . that, and nothing else. Business now-a-days is run on the lines of the confidence trick. . . And if one is not opulent in one's daily life one loses that wonderful . . financier's touch. One must be confident oneself."

  36. Confidence Mr. Booth: "Too many principles, as I said just now. Men have confidence in a personality, not in principles. Where would you be without the confidence of your clients?" (41)

  37. Confidence Mr. Booth: "Too many principles, as I said just now. Men have confidence in a personality, not in principles. Where would you be without the confidence of your clients?" (41) "I have never been able to feel that implicit confidence in your ability which I had in your father's.” (93)

  38. Risk

  39. Risk Interest

  40. Risk Interest Debt

  41. Risk Interest Debt Mr. Voysey: "Never deliver goods to the Church on credit”

  42. Risk Interest Debt Mr. Voysey: "Never deliver goods to the Church on credit” Tax

  43. Hugh: “another currency”

  44. Hugh: “another currency” Edward’s moral education

  45. Production history 1999 Revived by Mint Theater Company, NYC

  46. Production history 1999 Revived by Mint Theater Company, NYC 2006 Adapted and revived by David Mamet, Atlantic Theater Company

  47. Production history 1999 Revived by Mint Theater Company, NYC 2006 Adapted and revived by David Mamet, Atlantic Theater Company Mamet cuts the play down to two acts, modernizes language, right before the financial crisis