Though much of her early life, including her real name and exact date of birth, remains in shadow, Laura Keene is thought to have come from a well-to-do background.
As a response to "young Whiskers," Personne begins with a discussion of his preference for French actors and French drama. He continues with a discussion of Our American Cousin and a review of a recent performance of Antony and Cleopatra.
Personne notes that as of the 124th performance of Our American Cousin, "Jefferson has some new gags" (2).
The column notes that theater critics in New York are happy that there is more than Keene's Our American Cousin to talk about. Personne discusses the 124th night of Our American Cousin and Keene's ligitious nature, remarking that she "has had only four lawsuits since last week" (2).
Personne writes that "Mistress Menken, or le Capitaine Menken, has left town, and the Tribune office still stands erect" (2).
The column mentions a production of Prison and Palace. Wilkins notes that The Veteran has passed its 50th performance at the theater (2).
The column refers to Wallack's performance in Prison and Palace. Personne also remarks that critics are glad to have other actors than Wallack to discuss and critiques Wallack's style as "too demonstrative" (2).
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