Born in Massachusetts to a family of merchants and seamen, Clapp traveled to Paris to translate the socialist writing
Writing to Mr. Editor, Figaro relates a conversation he had recently with an "aesthetic friend" of his. Figaro discusses his desire for an "elevation" of theater and discusses how he cannot write a good Feuilleton when seven or eight theaters produce plays and none of them are good. After a discussion of his dislike of the "hydraulic effects" of tears in drama (especially tragedy), Figaro gives a numbered list of upcoming events.
Figaro mentions that Booth fails to do anything but "Hamletize" his role in the current performance of Richeleu at the Winter Garden (89).
Figaro notes that Gayler has a new piece that is set to debut in Boston. Gayler's Child Stealer will be performed at Wood Theatre in New York during the coming week (89).
In a note after his postscript, Figaro mentions that Greeley has been elected President of the American Institute (89).
In a notice after his postscript, Figaro notes that "Ruggles' Gems" are scheduled to be exhibited (89).
Figaro mentions that there will be a benefit at Wallack's next week for J.W. Wallack, during which he will star in The Iron Mask (89).
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