Boucicault's plays were 'the precursor to Hollywood Cinema'.
Mark Ravenhill on why he suggested recording The Octoroon in front of an audience.
Available since: Fri 3 May 2013
This clip is from
2/3 Dion Boucicault's classic melodrama about Abolition and the role of theatre in politics.
First broadcast: 05 May 2013
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