Other Literary Forms

(Critical Edition of Dramatic Literature)

Dion Boucicault’s only fictional work was a collaboration with Charles Reade, Foul Play (1868). A short, dramatized history, The Story of Ireland (1881), was also published in his lifetime. The Art of Acting: A Discussion by Constant Coquelin, Henry Irving, and Dion Boucicault (1926) was a posthumous collection. Boucicault was a regular contributor to North American Review from 1887 to 1889 and had written two essays for that periodical: “The Decline of the Drama” (1877) and “The Art of Dramatic Composition” (1878). Several of his articles appeared elsewhere.