Harold Brighouse's 1915 comedyHobson's Choice is staged in England all the time, but is almost never seen in this country. (The 1954 film starring Charles Laughton, and directed by David Lean, is considered a minor classic by many. There was also a flop Broadway musical version, Walking Happy, in 1966, and a little-remembered TV film in 1983). It's actually a prime candidate for revival because of its startlingly neo-feminist theme. The title character, Henry Horatio Hobson, is the owner of ...
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