Questions tagged [william-stanley-houghton]

Questions about the works of English playwright William Stanley Houghton (1881-1913) or his life as a writer.

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What does the expression “Hang it” mean? [closed]

The play The Dear Departed (1908) by William Stanley Houghton is about the essencelessness of love by the daughters for their old father. In the play, there is an old man named Abel who one day slept ...
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Was “The Dear Departed” influenced by Balzac’s “Father Goriot”?

Honore de Balzac’s masterpiece “Father Goriot” tells the story of a father who loves his two beautiful daughters as forms of God. The daughters, Delphine and Anastasie, didn’t ever truly cared for ...
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“The Dear Departed” is “A Comedy in One Act” and “The Silver Box” is “A Comedy in Three Acts”. Is there some relation?

“The Silver Box” was a play produced by John Galsworthy in 1906 and it gained huge popularity. It is not about comedy, Livens dialogues shows so much of reality of how big shots keep judges in their ...