Hoyt, Charles Hale

Hoyt, Charles Hale

(1860–1900) playwright; born in Concord, N.H. A successful writer of farces, he later moved more toward social satire, lampooning the railroads in A Hole in the Ground (1887), and prohibition in A Temperance Town (1893).
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