Born in England in 1811, Thomas Blades (Bladies) de Walden made his first appearance on the English stage in 1841, then traveled to New York for his premier on the American stage at Park theatre in
Figaro writes to Mr. Editor about his general complaints about The Child Stealer, but ultimately gives the play a favorable review. He also discusses the current performances at the Academy of Music and gives a report of other theatrical current events.
Figaro mentions Booth's success at the Winter Garden (121).
Figaro mentions that De Walden's Sam is selling out nightly in Philadelphia (121).
Figaro threatens to have Gayler arrested for "cruelty to audiences" if he does not cut the performance time of The Child Stealer (120).
Figaro mentions that he has not yet seen the new play, Society, at Wallack's (121).
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