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Boucicault

[boo-see-kawlt, -koh] /ˈbu siˌkɔlt, -ˌkoʊ/
noun
1.
Dion
[dahy-on,, -uh n] /ˈdaɪ ɒn,, -ən/ (Show IPA),
1822–90, Irish playwright and actor, in the U.S. after 1853.
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  • Boucicault, whom I knew well of yore in America, introduced it into something.

    Memoirs Charles Godfrey Leland
  • But I do not regret that Mr. Boucicault has not placed this person upon the stage.

    Out of the Hurly-Burly

    Charles Heber Clark
  • The piece selected was Boucicault's farce, "Wanted—a Widow."

    True and Other Stories George Parsons Lathrop
  • There is thus no flagging of interest in either Bulwer or Boucicault.

    The Galaxy Various
  • Boucicault's work was materially altered by Joseph Jefferson into the play now closely associated with Jefferson's fame.

  • I clearly see the ground of Mr. Boucicault's two objections; but I do not see their force.

  • The taste, the rage for Burlesque, dates from almost the same moment as the introduction of the Boucicault drama.

    The English Stage Augustin Filon
  • A familiar instance of this employment of the front scene is found in the "Shaughraun," by Boucicault, before the Irish wake.

    The Galaxy Various
  • Boucicault, who made a great success by dramatizing 'the pathos of Paddy', is not a great writer.

  • Boucicault says my new play is ever so much better than "Ah Sin;" says the Amateur detective is a bully character, too.

British Dictionary definitions for Boucicault

Boucicault

/ˈbuːsɪˌkəʊ/
noun
1.
Dion (ˈdaɪɒn). real name Dionysius Lardner Boursiquot 1822–90, Irish dramatist and actor. His plays include London Assurance (1841), The Octoroon (1859), and The Shaughran (1874)
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