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Widowers" Houses

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ISBN 101425475299
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Discovering that Sartorius is a notorious slumlord who takes his income from the worst homes in London, Harry tries to convince Blanche that they can do very well on his meagre income, but Blanche, horrified at the thought of keeping house on a year, is convinced that Harry is trying to break their engagement, and flying into a temper, orders him from the house.

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Widowers' Houses () was the first play by Royalty Theatre, under the auspices of the Independent Theatre Society — a subscription club, formed to escape the Lord Chamberlain's Office censorship.

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Widowers' Houses. A Comedy by G. Bernard Shaw. First Acted at the Independent Theatre in London. London: Henry, Octavo, original gilt-stamped brown cloth, uncut. Here today to walk us through this process is Herb Knoll, who lost his wife himself and has dedicated his life to helping his fellow widowers.

Herb is the founder of the Widower’s Support Network which provides free advice and resources to men who’ve lost their spouses, and the author of the book The Widower’s Journey. Today on the show. Bernard Shaw’s play, Widowers’ Houses, is often read as a condemnation of this kind of profiteering.

So it is, but it is more than that – it’s a critique of the whole system of Author: Clare Brennan.