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
Writing to Mr. Editor about the standards of critics for the Tribune as well as those of his "aesthetic friends," Figaro cautions against judging current drama by the standards of "High Art" and argues in favor of less elevated productions. Figaro also discusses some current plays and gives reviews of current shows and actors.
Figaro praises Booth's style of "elocution" in tragic roles (72). Figaro also mentions that he has not yet seen Booth in Richelieu at the Winter Garden (73).
Figaro mentions de Walden when discussing his appreciation for drama that isn't necessarily "High Art" (72). Figaro also mentions that de Walden has returned from Philadelphia and the production of Sam (73).
Eytinge is mentioned as part of the cast of the forthcoming Ticket-of-Leave Man at the Winter Garden in a benefit for Mr. Humphrey Bland (73).
Figaro mentions Gayler when discussing his appreciation for drama that isn't necessarily "High Art" (72). Figaro also mentions Gayler's Child Stealer (73).
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