Cullingford, Elizabeth Butler. “National Identities in Performance: The Stage Englishman of Boucicault’s Irish Drama.” Theatre Journal 49, no. 3 (October, 1997): 287-300. This study focuses on Boucicault’s presentation of the stage Englishman and stereotypes.
Fawkes, Richard. Dion Boucicault: A Biography. London: Quartet Books, 1979. A comprehensive life and times of Boucicault. The detailed narrative draws, in part, on a number of unpublished sources. The emphasis is on theatrical history and Boucicault’s place in it, rather than on the playwright’s character or the wider context of his work. Bibliography.
Fischler, Alan. “Guano and Poetry: Payment for Playwriting in Victorian England.” Modern Language Quarterly 62, no. 1 (March, 2001): 43-52. Boucicault’s remark regarding payment for his works forms the basis of this essay examining compensation issues in Victorian England. Boucicault’s prodigious production of plays and some of his business dealings are discussed.
Grene, Nicholas. The Politics of Irish Drama: Plays in Context from Boucicault to Friel. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999. An examination of the political and social views of Boucicault and Brian Friel, among other Irish dramatists.
Molin, Sven Eric, and Robin Goodfellow, eds. Dion Boucicault: A Documentary Life. 5 vols. Newark, Del.: Proscenium Press, 1979-1991. An ambitious attempt to characterize Boucicault’s life and times in terms of the contemporary documentary record. Each part deals with a particular phase of Boucicault’s prolific and protean career and has for its centerpiece a reprint of one or more of the playwright’s texts. Supplemented by memoirs, theatrical histories, and similar documentary sources.
Richtarik, Marilynn. “Stewart Parker’s Heavenly Bodies: Dion Boucicault, Show Business, and Ireland.” Modern Drama 43, no. 3 (Fall, 2000): 404-420. An analysis of Parker’s play Heavenly Bodies, which is a biography of Boucicault.