Jeanie Deans

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First produced on January 9, 1860 at Laura Keene’s, New York, Jeanie Deans was an adaptation of Sir Walter Scott’s The Heart of Midlothian. Boucicault himself portrayed the Counsel for the Defence and his wife, Agnes, played the titular role as Jeanie. It was reported that the theatre was crowded in excess in anticipation for the performance, and it was a smashing success. For fifty-four nights, the production of Jeanie Deans drew capacity houses, night in and night out.