A PLAY, IN FOUR ACTS.*
by Dion Boucicault, ESQ.
*According to Myron Matlaw's Nineteenth-Century American Plays (New York: Applause Theatre Book Pub., 1985), p. 99, the play was adapted by Boucicault from the novel The Quadroon by Mayne Reid (1856). There are apparently several "acting versions" of the play, one that "ends happily--in miscegnation (it was thus performed only in England), and another [that] ends with the death of all the principle characters upon the explosion of the steamer" (the version we've reproduced here).