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The Poor Of New York By Dion Boucicault. Pitch Presentation By: Andrew, Johnny, Shireen , and Ashley. Presentation Overview. Playwright Brief History Revivals Pitch Overview Pitch Bibliography . Playwright. Dion Boucicault (born Decembre 26, 1820) Came from an educated family

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presentation overview
Presentation Overview

Playwright

Brief History

Revivals

Pitch Overview

Pitch

Bibliography

playwright
Playwright
  • Dion Boucicault (born Decembre 26, 1820)
  • Came from an educated family
  • Started off as an Actor
  • Soon after, began to peruse playwriting

First play, Legend of the Devil’s Dyke, Brighton (1838)

Success with London Assurance, Covent Garden (1841)

Career as a playwright continued from there on…

history
History
  • Les pauvres de Paris by Eugene Nus and Edouard-Louis-Alexandre Brisbarre
  • The Poor of New York is Boucicault`s English adaptation
  • Premiered at the Wallack`s Theatre in New York, 1857
  • Popular with 19th much of the 19th century audiences, though ridiculed by critics
revivals
Revivals
  • The Poor of Liverpool, Royal Amphitheatre (1864)
  • The Streets of London, RoyalPrincess’ Theatre (1864)
  • The Poor of New York, Olympic Theatre (1869)
  • The Streets of Dublin, SFX City Theatre (1986)
pitch overview
Pitch Overview
  • pitch #1 - roles updatepitch #2 - script adaptationpitch #3 - staging (costume, stage orientation and sound
contemporizing the roles
Contemporizing the Roles

Bloodgood --> President of a Social Media Network

Badger --> His Software Engineer/Sells water heater (the scene he was poor). 

Lucy --> Personal Assistant

Paul --> Office Admin

Captain Fairweather --> An ambitious business Investor

Puffy --> Hot Dog Stand Guy

major changes
Major Changes

Badger dies in the fire!

The receipt (stock certificate) is destroyed

Edward is never seen on stage

Contemporary language

Ending is changed to a “melodrama of defeat”

script adaptation
Script Adaptation

Updating the roles

Contextual

Edward is never seen on stage

Contemporary language

stage orientation
Stage Orientation

Venue  CAN Stage

costume
Costume

Colour Palate approach to costume design

colour choice overview
Colour Choice Overview

Bloodgood – Red/Gold/White/Black/Gray

Livingstone – Blue/Black/White/Silver

Puffy – Orange/Yellow/Gray

Paul – Brown/Black/White/Gray

Badger – Purple/Black/Blue/White/Gray

Alida – Pink/Red/Gold/White/

Lucy – Light Pink/Red/Gray/Black

Mr. Fairweather - Black/Brown/Gray

Mrs. Fairweather – Gray/White/Black

costume cont
Costume Cont

For Bloodgood

costume cont1
Costume Cont.

For Livingstone

music sound
Music & Sound

Besides the occasional use of sound effects, music will be used throughout the production to aid in transitions and to establish mood for specific scenes

Instrumental music, classical music

music sound cont
Music & Sound Cont.

Opening scene

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12vlUlLQpQg

Act 4 Scene 2 (Bloodgood & Badger’s Gun fight scene) Please refer to blog

Lucy & Mrs. Fairweather Attempt to suicide scene (Please refer to blog)

music sound cont1
Music & Sound Cont.

Opening Scene

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12vlUlLQpQg

Act 2 Scene 3 (Feast with Friends at Puffys)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFytzNhPsoM&feature=related

Act 2 (Introduction of Paul

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFytzNhPsoM&feature=related

bibliography
Bibliography
  • The Calthrop Boucicault Collection: The Streets of London / The Poor of New York, Templeman Library University of Kent: Cantebury, 2005 http://library.kent.ac.uk/library/special/html/specoll/BOUCSTR3.htm
  • HYPERLINK “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dion_Boucicault#cite_ref-1”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dion_Boucicault#cite_ref-1

  • Zarrilli, B. Phillip, Bruce McConachie, Gary Jay Williams, and Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei. Theatre Histories. New York: Routledge, 2006. p. 263-264
  • HYPERLINK “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1857”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1857

  • Raphael, J.R. 5 Facebook Schemes that Threaten Your Privacy, Feb. 25. 2009, PC World Communications Inc. 1998-2010 http://www.pcworld.com/article/159738/5_facebook_schemes_that_threaten_your_privacy.html?tk=rel_news