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Plays by Dion Boucicault

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ISBN-10: 0521283957

ISBN-13: 9780521283953

Edition: 1984

Authors: Dion Boucicault, Peter Thomson

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This is the first time that 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 Shaughbraun and The Octoroon are outstanding examples of melodrama; Old Heads and Young Hearts is…    
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Book details

List price: $37.99
Copyright year: 1984
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/6/1984
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 252
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Used Up
Old Heads and Young Hearts
Jessie Brown
The Octoroon
The Shaughraun