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Stanley Houghton
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The Dear Departed

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D.C. Recreation Department twenty-fourth annual one-act play tournament, The Arts Club Players present "The Dear Departed," by Stanley Houghton, directed by Herman P. Riess.
Published (first published June 14th 2010)
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Dana
Well, this is a drama that I was taught in school...Well, it shows how love, compassion and respect is being swallowed by greed in the society. It is a satire and gives you a lot to laugh about as well as a lot to think about.
Swati Menon
i think this book is one of my favourite<3.................because when ever i read i feel very good.
Harpreet kaur dhillon
It's really a satirical drama .It made me chuckle at some scenes and that two sisters were extremely unscrupulous . whatever Abel(their father) did was a big slap on their face .This makes me remember the proverb - Tit for tat
Kalpak Shukla
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Snehal Naik
A rather humorous account of how children assume that their old parents have become a liability and feel that the elderly are obliged to live a meagre existence under their dominance.
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Gatha  G Namboothiri
This was a drama I have to study this year,other than that I have a special attachment to this drama.Once for a competition our school decided to enact this drama and I was selected as the lead role.But I caught a fever and another girl was replaced in my part,I was really sad.But since then this drama has been like a part of my life.

The story is about two daughters,cunning and greedy,fighting for their father's properties.

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The Dear Departed was a play we had to read for school. I liked it, it was funny in a way and ironical! Elizabeth and Amelia were characters of their own, similar in ways and contrasting all the more. Still I don't regret reading this, it's got a message for us, the "younger" generation and I've learned it :)
Sneh Pradhan
Satire and Irony , reminiscent of the Victorian middle-class settings for Oscar Wilde's plays just without his trademark wit ..... Not as delightful as a satire can be .
Jintu Saji
the best book ever i had read.........................
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Stanley Houghton was born at 1 Amy Villas, Doveston Road, Ashton-upon-Mersey, Sale, which was then in Cheshire, the only son of John Hartley Houghton, a cotton merchant, and Lucy Mary née Darbyshire.In 1896, the family moved to 2 Athol Road, Alexandra Park, Manchester, some two miles from the city centre. Houghton was educated at Bowdon College and at Manchester Grammar School. On leaving school i ...more
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