By Deirdre McFeely

Deirdre McFeely provides the 1st book-length severe learn of Dion Boucicault, putting his Irish performs within the context of his total profession. The e-book undertakes an in depth exam of the reception of the performs within the New York-London-Dublin theatre triangle which Boucicault inhabited. examining theatre historical past as a sociocultural phenomenon that heavily approximates social background, McFeely examines different social and political worlds during which the performs have been produced, demonstrating that the complicated politics of reception of the performs can't be separated from the social and political implications of colonialism at the moment. The research argues for a shift in concentration from the politics of the performs, and their writer, to the politics of the auditorium and the clicking, or the politics of reception. it's inside that advanced and transferring box of degree, theatre and public media that Boucicault's functionality as playwright, actor and publicist is interpreted.

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