Dionysius Boucicault
 

 

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Dion(ysius Lardner) Boucicault 1820-1890

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Born in Dublin. His mother was a sister of George Darley. He spent his whole adult life around the theatre, first as an actor then as a playwright and theatre manager. He wrote over 150 plays, the most famous of which is The Colleen Bawn. He also starred in many of them. Other works include: boucicault.2jpg.jpg (71306 bytes)The Octoroon, The Poor of New York, Arrah-na-Pogue or The Wicklow Wedding, Led Astray, Forbidden Fruit and The Shaughraun. But money troubles and women troubles led eventually to his death in straitened circumstances. He is buried in New York. Photos by Doug Garcia

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