Plays by Dion Boucicault
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Plays by Dion Boucicault by Dion Boucicault
Book DescriptionFive 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521283953
(228mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 6-Sep-1984
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Dion Boucicault
Octoroon, Paperback (July 2014)
A new edition of the most popular and controversial drama from the writer whose plays have been described as "the precursors to Hollywood cinema."
Arrah Na Pogue, Paperback (December 2010)
Written in 1864, Arrah na Pogue is an entertaining, hilarious tale of romance and rmisadventure with rascally rebels, despicable villains and love struck youths.
London Assurance, Paperback (May 2010)View all books by Dion Boucicault
This stage revival has been brilliantly adapted by the prolific and award-winning playwright Richard Bean.
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