dog drama

Definition

Theater

  • A 19th-century genre in which dogs appeared on stageas part of the cast. Originating in France, it became popular in Londonat Drury Lane and other theaters. The most successful play of thistype was Le Chien de Montargis; ou, le Fôret de Bondy(1814) by Guilbert de Pixérécourt.

    Other notable parts written for dogs include Crab in The TwoGentlemen of Verona, Flush in The Barretts of Wimpole Street,and Sandy in the musical Annie.

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