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Harold Hobson

drama critic , author

Harold Hobson, British drama critic, author.

Background

Hobson, Harold was born on August 4, 1904 in Barnsley, England. Son of Jacob and Minnie (McKegg) Hobson.

Career

Chief drama critic Sunday Times, London, 1947-1976.

Works

  • Author: (novel) Devil in Woodford Wells, 1946. (autobiography) Indirect Journey, 1978. (criticism) Theatre in Britain, 1984.

    Decorated chevalier Legion of Honor (France). Commander Most Excellent Order British Empire. Named Knight of Mark Twain.

    Knighted, 1977

  • honorary fellow Oriel College, Oxford, 1974. Christian scientist. Avocations:.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Watching cricket; reading. The New Yorker.

Connections

Married Gladys Bessie Johns, July 13, 1935 (deceased November 1979).; married Nancy Penhale, April 4, 1981. 1 child, Margaret Bessie.

father:
Jacob Hobson

mother:
Minnie (McKegg) Hobson

spouses:
Gladys Bessie Johns

Nancy Penhale

child:
Margaret Bessie Hobson