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Hobby-Horse by Arthur Wing Pinero is a delightful comedy that takes a humorous look at society's obsession with hobbies and pastimes. The play follows the story of Lord Twoshoe, a wealthy man who becomes fixated on the latest craze of collecting hobby-horses. As his obsession grows, he neglects his wife, friends, and responsibilities in favor of indulging in his new passion.

Pinero's sharp wit and clever dialogue make Hobby-Horse a highly entertaining read. The characters are quirky and exaggerated, adding to the humor and satire of the play. Despite the light-hearted tone, the play also offers a critique of society's tendency to become consumed by trivial pursuits and the consequences of neglecting what truly matters.

Overall, Hobby-Horse is a charming and witty play that will entertain readers with its humor and insightful commentary on human nature. Pinero's clever writing and engaging characters make it a must-read for fans of comedy and satire.

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A man's wife is caught up in Philanthropy, generously supporting all sorts of good causes. But that does not include her husband's interests in "the Turf or the Stable - no feeling except one of positive distaste." So what is he to do? How about somehow getting her to "endow a Home for about twenty decayed jockeys and stablemen ... who have outlived their chances on the turf and fallen on bad days?" Sounds very noble, but of course that is not quite what he has in mind.... - Summary by ToddHW Cast list: Mr Spenser Jermyn: Son of the Exiles Mrs Spenser Jermyn: Sonia Mr Pinching: Adrian Stephens Miss Moxon: Devorah Allen Reverend Noel Brice: ToddHW Bertha: Jenn Broda Tom Clark: Tomas Peter Mrs Porcher: Lydia Mr Shattock: KHand Mr Pews: Alan Mapstone Mr Lyman: Adam Bielka Mr Moulter: BandanaMan99 Mrs Landon: ambsweet13 Tiny Landon: BandanaMan99 Hewett: schrm Stage Directions: MichaelMaggs Editing: ToddHW

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