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Robert Emmet

James Petrie sketch of the real Robert Emmet

"When my country takes her place among the nations of the earth, then, and not until then, let my epitaph be written." Robert Emmet (from his Speech from the Dock, 1803)

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Emmet's speech from the dock Emmet's execution Emmet stamp

Joseph Haworth & Robert Emmet

Irish born playwright and actor Dion Boucicault plagiarized an earlier version of a play based on the life of Robert Emmet written by Frank A. Marshall. Marshall's dramatization of the Irish revolutionary was written for Sir Henry Irving and scheduled to be performed at the Lyceum Theatre, London in 1881. The production was cancelled however, due to the political situation in Ireland at the time. Irving showed the play to Boucicault who produced his own version with Joseph Haworth in the title role in Chicago in November 1884.

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