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Dion Boucicault

Dionysius Lardner "Dion" Boucicault (né Boursiquot; 26 December 1820 – 18 September 1890) was an Irish actor and playwright famed for his melodramas. By the later part of the 19th century, Boucicault had become known on both sides of the Atlantic as one of the most successful actor-playwright-managers then in the English-speaking theatre. Although The New York Times hailed him in his obituary as "the most conspicuous English dramatist of the 19th century," he and his second wife, Agnes Robertson Boucicault, had applied for and received American citizenship in 1873.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 26th, 1822 (Dublin), Died New York City

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1897 - 1912

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, author

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 698 7-in. 12/27/1897 The toast Joseph Jefferson Recitation author  
Berliner 699 7-in. 1/4/1898 The reverie Joseph Jefferson Recitation author  
Victor B-2223 10-in. 2/8/1905 The wearing of the green J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor E-2223 8-in. 5/29/1906 The wearing of the green J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor A-2223 7-in. 2/8/1905 The wearing of the green J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-11826 10-in. 4/3/1912 The wearing of the green John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 194 7-in. ca. 1901 The wearing of the green Artists vary Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 194 10-in. ca. 1901-Sept. 1902 Wearing of the green Artists vary Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 1468 10-in. ca. 1903 Scene in the mountains Joseph Jefferson Recitation author  
Columbia 1469 10-in. ca. 1903 Rip meets Meenie after twenty years absence Joseph Jefferson Recitation author  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Boucicault, Dion," accessed October 30, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102057.

Boucicault, Dion. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 30, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102057.

"Boucicault, Dion." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 30 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102057

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