Born in Massachusetts to a family of merchants and seamen, Clapp traveled to Paris to translate the socialist writing
Addressed to Mr. Editor, Figaro discusses how he caught "enthusiasm" at a performance of Belphagor and writes about the other theatrical events occurring in New York.
Figaro writes that Shanly and Robert Heller were with him the night he caught "enthusiasm" at a performance of Belphagor. Shanly also caught "enthusiasm" that evening (4).
Figaro notes that Charles Reade's Never too Late to Mend is still being performed at Wallack's, which he thinks may be due, in part, to the "truly magnificent scenery" (5).
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