Born to a family of tradesmen in New York City, Charles Gayler began his career as a teacher before he moved to Ohio and worked as a journalist and editor.
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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