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Dion

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

(c.408–353).

Son of Hipparinus, Dionysius I's father-in-law. A disciple of Plato from 388/7, married Dionysius' daughter Arete and became his most trusted minister and...

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Boucicault, Dion

Joseph Donohue.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 1828 words.

Boucicault, Dion (27 December 1820–18 September 1890), dramatist, actor, and man of the theater, was born Dionysius Lardner Boursicault in Dublin, Ireland, possibly the illegitimate son of...

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Boucicault, Dion [real name Dionysius Lardner Boursiquot] (1820–1890), playwright and actor

Peter Thomson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 2258 words.

Boucicault, Dion [real name Dionysius Lardner Boursiquot] (1820–1890), playwright and actor, was born on 27 December 1820 at 28 Middle Gardiner Street, Dublin. He was the fifth and final...

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Octoroon, The

Michael Patterson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Plays

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 339 words.

AT: Life in Louisiana A: Dion Boucicault Pf: 1859, New York Pb: 1859 G: Melodrama in 5 acts S:

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London Assurance

Michael Patterson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Plays

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 313 words.

A: Dion Boucicault Pf: 1841, London Pb: 1841 G: Com. in 5 acts; prose S: Sir Harcourt's house, London,

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Shaughraun, The

Michael Patterson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Plays

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 336 words.

A: Dion Boucicault Pf: 1874, New York Pb: c.1883 G: Melodrama in 3 acts S: Various homesteads, coastal

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Colleen Bawn, The

Michael Patterson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Plays

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 329 words.

AT: The Brides of Garryowen A: Dion Boucicault Pf: 1860, New York Pb: 1860 G: Melodrama in 5 acts

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The Cultural Work of Immigrant Melodrama

Stephen Watt.

in "Something Dreadful and Grand"

August 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 17784 words.

Juxtaposing one of America’s most celebrated modernist plays—John Howard Lawson’s Processional (1925)—to nineteenth-century melodrama from 1850 onward, this chapter argues for the various...

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The Inheritance of Melodrama

Stephen Watt.

in The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Theatre

July 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 8305 words.

Although many in the Irish national theatre movement rejected melodrama—‘we will show that Ireland is not the home of buffoonery and easy sentiment’, as Yeats put it—the form continued to...

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