Plays By Dion Boucicault

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Dion Boucicault, the most popular dramatist of the second half of the nineteenth century, was also one of the most prolific and representative. Irish in origin, he worked and wrote in England and America where for twenty years he led the touring circuit.

Selected Plays Of Dion Boucicault

Author: Dion Boucicault
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Dion Boucicault was a prominent playwright and prolific translator and adapter of foreign plays and novels for the Victorian commercial theatre for over forty years. Born in Dublin, he achieved his first West End success with London Assurance in 1841. His work frankly catered to contemporary taste and fell rapidly into neglect after his death in 1890. His lively observation of humanity in many moods and his unerring sense of what works on the stage have saved his plays from oblivion: there have been successful revivals in our own times by the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Belfast's Lyric, and the Royal Shakespeare Company. The selection of his work in this volume stresses Boucicault's consummate craft as a writer for the theatre in the age of actor-managers and melodrama. It also reminds us of that Irish verve, charm and adroitness which made him the best playwright of his generation in England and America as well as Ireland. Arguably the father of both the Irish and American drama, his characteristic plotting and taste for sensation suggest that another of his heirs was the early movie industry. This selection contains the great success of his youth, London Assurance, together with his Preface; his durable version of the melodrama, The Corsican Brothers; his exciting American plantationplay, The Octoroon, with both its endings; and his fine Irish plays, The Colleen Bawn, The Shaughraun, and Robert Emmet. Dates of first performances and cast lists are given, as are the songs, music and a glossary for the Irish plays. There is also a selected bibliographical checklist. This selection of Boucicault's vast opus has been chosen and introduced by Professor Andrew Parkin. ABOUT THE EDITOR: Andrew Parkin teaches at the University of British Columbia. He has edited The Canadian Journal of Irish Studies since 1975. His other publications include Stage One: A Canadian Scenebook, The Dramatic Imagination of W.B.Yeats, and many articles and book reviews. A volume of his poems will be published in Canada later this year.

The Plays Of Dion Boucicault

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Selected Plays Of Dion Boucicault

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Forbidden Fruit Other Plays By Dion Boucicault

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Plays By Dion Boucicault

Author: Peter Thomson
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Five plays by this virtuoso of the theatre have been gathered in one volume and given scholarly attention. Dion Boucicault, the most popular dramatist of the second half of the nineteenth century, was also one of the most prolific and representative. Irish in origin, he worked and wrote in England and America where for twenty years he led the touring circuit. His plays reflect the different theatrical traditions, Irish, English and American, in which he was a crucial figure. Two plays are published here for the first time this century, Used Up and Jessie Brown. The Shaughraun and The Octoroon are outstanding examples of melodrama; Old Heads and Young Hearts is one of the few notable nineteenth-century comedies. Peter Thomson's introduction assesses Boucicault's place in the nineteenth century in both England and America, and shows that his work cannot be ignored by any serious student of drama.

A Perspective On Melodrama Or The Plays Of Dion Boucicault In 19th Century Drama

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America S Lost Plays Forbidden Fruit And Other Plays By Dion Boucicault

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The American Plays Of Dion Boucicault

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The Plays Of Dion Boucicault

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The Irish Plays Of Dion Boucicault

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The Representation Of Ireland In The Plays Of Dion Boucicault And J M Synge

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Dion Boucicault

Author: Deirdre McFeely
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The first full critical study of Dion Boucicault, one of the most dynamic and influential figures in nineteenth-century theatre.

Plays By Dion Boucicault

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An Analysis Of Certain Acting Editions And Promptbooks Of Plays By Dion Boucicault

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Dion Boucicault The Shaughraun

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Dion Boucicault The Shaughraun Three Early Potboilers

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