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Plays by Dion Boucicault : British and American Playwrights, 1750-1920 - Dion Boucicault

Plays by Dion Boucicault

British and American Playwrights, 1750-1920

Paperback Published: 5th November 1984
ISBN: 9780521283953
Number Of Pages: 252

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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.

Used Up
Old Heads and Young Hearts
Jessie Brown
The Octoroon
The Shaughraun
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ISBN: 9780521283953
ISBN-10: 0521283957
Series: British and American Playwrights, 1750-1920
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 5th November 1984
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.37