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Houghton, Stanley 1881-1913

Overview
Works: 90 works in 273 publications in 6 languages and 2,385 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Silent films  Film adaptations  One-act plays  Television plays  Melodrama 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR1271, 822.808
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Most widely held works by Stanley Houghton
Hindle wakes : a play in three acts by Stanley Houghton( Book )

52 editions published between 1912 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pet boa constrictor wreaks havoc on a posh garden party
The works of Stanley Houghton by Stanley Houghton( Book )

5 editions published in 1914 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

8 popular plays for amateurs in prompt book style; a practical production anthology by Eugene C Davis( Book )

1 edition published in 1948 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The younger generation : a comedy for parents, in three acts by Stanley Houghton( Book )

20 editions published between 1910 and 1930 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dear departed, a comedy in one act by Stanley Houghton( Book )

22 editions published between 1908 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's Detective Inspector Bill Slider's day off and he had hoped to have some quiet time with Joanna, his pregnant fiancee. But a woman's body is found in the park and he finds himself back to work sooner than he expected. At first glance, it looks as though the woman is the latest victim of the "Park Killer." But it doesn't take Slider and his partner Atherton long to establish that someone else was trying to pass
Five one act plays by Stanley Houghton( Book )

10 editions published between 1913 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Independent means"; a comedy in four acts by Stanley Houghton( Book )

10 editions published between 1911 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horniman's choice : four one act plays from the "Manchester School" of playwrights by Harold Brighouse( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'If Lancashire playwrights will send their plays to me I shall pledge myself to read them through. Let them not write as one dramatist does, about Countesses and Duchesses and society existing in imaginations, but about their friends and enemies - about real life.' Annie Horniman In 1907, Annie Horniman established the first repertory theatre in Britain, the Gaiety Theatre in Manchester. As well as staging classic plays, she championed new and local writers, in particular three men who became known as the 'Manchester School' of playwrights: Harold Brighouse, Stanley Houghton and Allan Monkhouse. Horniman's Choice brings together four forgotten plays by the 'Manchester School' to celebrate Annie Horniman's influence. Amidst four different early twentieth century Lancashire settings - in the mines, the mills, the home and the front line - these plays explore community, responsibility and loss
Laurence Olivier presents( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first program, the conventional morals and manners of a North England mill town are overthrown by a young woman with ideas far ahead of her time. In the second program, a failed doctor fights to stay sober while his wife pines for her lost youth and her lost dog, Sheba
Fancy free : a fanastic comedy in one act by Stanley Houghton( Book )

2 editions published in 1912 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hindle wakes by Stanley Houghton( Book )

11 editions published between 1912 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the pre-WWI Lancashire town of Hindle, Fanny's parents discover that she's involved with a wealthy young man who's engaged to someone else. They set out to ensure that he'll do the right thing and marry Fanny, only to learn that she has her own ideas on the matter
The works of Stanley Houghton : in three volumes by Stanley Houghton( Book )

7 editions published between 1914 and 2010 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The younger generation : a comedy for parents by Stanley Houghton( )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chefoo by Stanley Houghton( Book )

2 editions published in 1931 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great ponds by Elechi Amadi( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two East Nigerian villages, decimated by battles over the ownership of certain fishing areas, agree to judgment -- swearing by the fearful and mysterious god of night: if Olumba, the great Chiolu warrior, is alive at the end of six months, the ponds will belong to his people; if he dies, it becomes the possession of the Aliakoro."--Kirkus
Works : in three volumes by Stanley Houghton( Book )

2 editions published in 1914 in Undetermined and English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The younger generation a comedy for parents, in three acts by Stanley Houghton( )

in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five on act plays : the dear departed. Fancy free. The master of the house. Phipps. The fifth commandment by Stanley Houghton( )

2 editions published in 1913 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Late Victorian plays, 1890-1914 by George Rowell( Book )

3 editions published between 1968 and 1974 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hindle wakes by Maurice Elvey( Visual )

3 editions published between 1927 and 2005 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Factory girls Fanny Hawthorn and Mary Hollins decide to take their vacation at Blackpool - Britain's version of Coney Island. There, Fanny meets Allan, the wealthy son of factory owner Nathaniel Jeffcote. The two impetuously ditch Mary to spend some time alone. When her family discovers what happened, they confront Nathaniel, who forces his son to propose marriage to the girl. Fanny's decision shocks everyone ... In filming the popular stage play, director Maurice Elvey decided to provide a complete back-story. In doing so, he liberated the film from the conventions of the theater. The location scenes with Fanny and Mary are incredible. Using the actual mills in Lancashire gives the film an astonishing documentary realism, while the moving camera flying in and around Blackpool's famed rides like the plunging Big-Dipper and Helter-Skelter, and climbing the heights of the Tower is as good as any in the history of cinema. When Stanley Houghton's play opened in 1912, a near riot broke out in London. Famed anarchist Emma Goldman proclaimed it as one of the most important advancements in liberating women from society's sexual double standards. Even today, Fanny's final decision - a choice that ripped apart the conventional morals of Edwardian society - astonishes audiences with its pure courage. For many, Hindle Wakes is England's equivalent to Ibsen's The Doll's House. Starring: Estelle Brody, Norman McKinnel and Humberstone Wright. Directed by Maurice Elvey, assisted by Victor Saville. Based on the play by Stanley Houghton. Two original scores by In the Nursery and Philip Carli. Restored by the British Film Institute
 
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Alternative Names
Houghton, William Stanley.

Houghton, William Stanley 1881-1913

Stanley Houghton auteur dramatique

Stanley Houghton Brits toneelschrijver (1881-1913)

Stanley Houghton English playwright

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